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Old Nov 2 2008, 01:34 PM   #1

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Ship Shape

Regarding the shape of the ships, I was wondering how you see the shape of the brain ships in your minds eye? Are all brain ships the same shape?

Having read the Ship series now I realized that I have been holding a certain shape in my mind when reading and suddenly I am reading about another shape and being a bit annoyed with myself for having fixed on one form, but which shape/form do you see/imagine????

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Old Nov 2 2008, 08:53 PM   #2
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I don't think the ships are all the same shape. For one thing, they are different classes and put to different uses.
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Old Nov 2 2008, 11:58 PM   #3
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No, they aren't all the same shape, but what their exact shape is, is a bit difficult to determine. Some, such as Tia, would be able to glide onto a planet with an atmosphere like the shuttle does (saves a hellacious amount of fuel), aided by some sort of anti-grav system, which we know Helva had. But they would lift off on their main thrusters, and land with them on planets lacking an atmosphere. However, the internal arrangements of the ship, particularly the cabin, are a bit harder to work out, and would depend on whether the ships are designed for continuous thrust, where "down" would be towards the tail, or if they mostly coast and have artificial gravity in place most of the time. Helva certainly had an artificial gravity system and could adjust internal gravity when she transported Solar Prane and his colleagues.
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Old Nov 3 2008, 02:03 AM   #4
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