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Red Antelope: non-OA fiction
It seems to me that it would be possible to approximately locate the Antelopes’ home world from the distribution and ages of the stations: The older ones would be closer to it. Perhaps a brief mention of this and its implications might be reasonable. E.g how far it might be to spinward from Human Space, etc. (If they had no FTL, then it has to be less than 15 KLY from Ross 128, probably much less.)

Accumulated radiation damage might provide another age estimate, although perhaps with larger error bars due to how unpredictable flares are. There’s also the question of what kinds of stars they preferred, presumably red dwarfs, but quieter ones seem likely, with implications for the stations’ detectability.

Of course you might prefer to leave it all a mystery. Smile

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Red Antelope: non-OA fiction - by weirdspecter - 06-15-2021, 07:37 PM
RE: Red Antelope: non-OA fiction - by selden - 06-15-2021, 09:12 PM
RE: Red Antelope: non-OA fiction - by stevebowers - 06-27-2021, 07:54 PM
RE: Red Antelope: non-OA fiction - by selden - 07-01-2021, 09:57 PM

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