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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:17 pm    Post subject: Hull 721 Reply with quote

I'm only a few chapters into this one, but it's already the best Star Wars space combat / techsplanation fan fiction I've read. Don't let the dry name turn you off...


Here's the link.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chapter 1 down.

I like the attention to detail, and the authentic feel. The grounded verisimilitude is palpable.

The sentence structure in a few parts make it a bit hard to follow; I had to do a double-take of a couple paragraphs to work out what was actually going on.

I'll definitely continue to read.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you think this is bad, you should see the original version that got posted over on Stardestroyer.net. This version is the cleaned-up, easy to read version. The guy who posted it on Fanfiction.net isn't the original author; he just wanted it to have a wider audience. If nothing else, it'd be nice if someone went through and inserted breaks between scene changes.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But yeah, I definitely appreciate the original author's grasp of the technological side of things. A few chapters in, there's a scene where the ship's chief engineer gives a lecture to some of his rookie staff about how the physical hull of starships in the SWU are essentially just wave-guides and backups for all the energy fields (tensors, acceleration compensation, radiation, stasis, etc) that allow the ship to actually exist, and that without those energy shields, the ships would literally tear themselves apart trying to do what they are seen to do on screen.

So yeah, the verisimilitude of someone technically-minded applying that knowledge to the SWU is very much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CRMcNeill wrote:
But yeah, I definitely appreciate the original author's grasp of the technological side of things. A few chapters in, there's a scene where the ship's chief engineer gives a lecture to some of his rookie staff about how the physical hull of starships in the SWU are essentially just wave-guides and backups for all the energy fields (tensors, acceleration compensation, radiation, stasis, etc) that allow the ship to actually exist, and that without those energy shields, the ships would literally tear themselves apart trying to do what they are seen to do on screen.

So yeah, the verisimilitude of someone technically-minded applying that knowledge to the SWU is very much appreciated.


That's actually a pretty cool way to think about a ship as big as a Star Destroyer and all the forces that would be acting upon it.

A basic scientific principle that if it fails makes all the other engineering and hull useless...

And it isn't that far off an actual wet navy warship; it relies on the scientific principle of buoyancy...if it ever fails to displace more water weight than it weighs for any of a variety of reasons...the hull and superstructure become irrelevant. The ship is doomed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only skimmed it a bit. But from my spot checking, it holds up for me.
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