Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland
ffutures

James Nicholl pointed out the implausibility of interstellar empires meeting for the first time and having roughly comparable technology, which reminded me that I wrote a "The Culture" (Banks) versus "Civilization" (Smith) wargames article a few years back.

Kimball Kinnison and the Zwilniks of Doom

Not particularly influential at the time, but it eventually spawned a huge "Culture versus Civilization" fanfic and thread on one of the wargaming bulletin boards, which ran to several hundred posts. But I can't now remember where it appeared, and Google gives WAY too many hits on Culture and Civilization, none of them relevant. Anyone able to track it down?
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