pertaining to interstellar travel
Their skirmishes with rival starfaring nations were mostly aerial.
The frequently resorted-to setting of a war between humans and a totally alien starfaring race.
But Childhood’s End concludes with the elevation of terrestrial humanity to a kind of star-faring group spirit, and the grandiosity of this ending, given the somewhat simpler evolutionary mechanics posited in More Than Human, made me see Sturgeon’s as the more likely—or, anyway, the more immediate—scenario.
We think it’s unlikely that you will meet a star-faring species that is aggressive.
None of us—not even poor, lonely Selmon, who actually knew something about what goes on inside a starfaring engine—is going to try to help with that.
This whole ship is some kind of starfaring sex palace!
Since we have not heard from, and have no evidence of, these starfaring races, the best explanation is that there are no starfaring races.
Human experience has discovered precisely one starfaring vessel, and it was a grain of metallic dust, and to reach us it had to be exceptionally lucky.
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