Appendix 1 - Links
The Long Forgotten War is set in a collaborative universe known as Orion's Arm. This collaborative universe has been lovingly crafted by various hands; a work of passion and dedication which has given rise to one of the most original hard science fiction settings to ever grace the drift-wracked shores of our internet.

The Orion's Arm setting is in a continual state of flux, as its core concept is to remain rooted in the precepts of hard science fiction. All technology - scientific, social, or otherwise - is based on today's technology or a realistic extrapolation of the future of such technology. Concepts that are proven to be unrealistic are removed from the setting. As such, there are very few alien races, and no alien races of a technology level greater than our own (because, if there are such races in real life, why haven't we found them yet?), no faster-than-light travel (although wormhole travel makes a careful semi-hard-science sidestep around the problem of light-speed lag, and remains a part of the setting until science definitively proves that traversable wormholes cannot exist or be created).

The following is a list of links to the Orion's Arm website - many of the chapter headers in this book were lifted directly from that website. The authors of these sections are acknowledged here.

At the time of writing, the Orion's Arm universe was housed at The ongoing development of the Orion's Arm universe was being conducted via mailing list; this mailing list is hosted at the Yahoo groups website ( and is named [orions_arm] - for more information, please join our list and contribute to the vast panorama we are filling in, stroke by stroke.

Chapter Headers

Chapter 1 - Encyclopaedia Galactica - Solar Dominion

- Solar Dominion. Written by Anders Sandberg, with contributions from M. Alan Kazlev

Chapter 2 - Encyclopaedia Galactica - Known Net

- Known Net. Written by M. Alan Kazlev, with contributions from John Snead.

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