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From the Editor
This issue being a Theme Issue sort of “just happened”—while I was trying to decide which article to mark as the featured article (and there were several good candidates), I noticed that I had several articles of good length on starship-related topics. That was enough to decide to “feature” all of them, and convert the issue to a Theme Issue.
I have several other ideas for Theme Issues; perhaps providing a partial list will inspire some of our readers to generate some appropriate articles:
- The Yacht:
- Focussing on starships owned by and outfitted for the pleasure of individuals.
- The Cruise:
- Starships, adventures, personalities, etc., that might be connected with a multi-jump interstellar trip to tourism destinations.
- A Darker Imperium:
- The Imperium is generally portrayed as having a “light hand” on its subject worlds. But what about the unspoken “velvet glove covering a mailed fist”? Is the Imperium suppressing discussion of some of its less-savory aspects?
- Religion and Philosophy:
- Everyone believes in something, and those beliefs influence attitudes and actions. What are some of those beliefs? What happens when different belief systems start rubbing against each other?