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28th May '16 12:33:54 AM Doug86
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** Humans the the [[PlanetLooters Zuul]] actually use regular radios to send and receive messages. They just leave relay buoys near [[SubspaceOrHyperspace node space]] points that re-transmit the messages through to the other side. Given this AllInTheManual description, this method is far from instantaneous.

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** Humans the the [[PlanetLooters Zuul]] actually use regular radios to send and receive messages. They just leave relay buoys near [[SubspaceOrHyperspace node space]] points that re-transmit the messages through to the other side. Given this AllInTheManual AllThereInTheManual description, this method is far from instantaneous.
19th May '16 6:26:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* The CoDominium universe and ''TheMoteInGodsEye'' by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.

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* The CoDominium universe and ''TheMoteInGodsEye'' ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'' by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
18th May '16 2:49:02 AM PaulA
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* In ''Hellspark'' by Creator/JanetKagan, there is FTL travel but no FTL communication. Messages have to be physically transported, and there are severe penalties for interfering with a ship carrying mail. Expeditions planning to spend time away from the regularly-travelled routes may take unmanned message drones, but these are expensive and hard to replace, and are kept in reserve for emergencies.

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* In ''Hellspark'' ''Literature/{{Hellspark}}'' by Creator/JanetKagan, there is FTL travel but no FTL communication. Messages have to be physically transported, and there are severe penalties for interfering with a ship carrying mail. Expeditions planning to spend time away from the regularly-travelled routes may take unmanned message drones, but these are expensive and hard to replace, and are kept in reserve for emergencies.
15th May '16 3:18:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''Alien Crossfire'' expansion to ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', the Progenitors have FTL travel and communication technology. However, since their ships were destroyed, the survivors have to re-discover the latter and use it to build powerful FTL transmitters to alert their fraction's fleet. Doing so results in automatic victory for the builder, as the massive fleet that arrives shortly after the message is sent is assumed to crush every other side. It can also be assumed that, after everyone on Chiron undergoes [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Transcendence]], the various parts of Planet (including humans) become parts of its HiveMind. The final interlude mentions a ship sent by Planet to rebuild the devastated Earth. This would imply Planet can instantly communicate with its parts across light years.

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* In the ''Alien Crossfire'' expansion to ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', the Progenitors have FTL travel and communication technology. However, since their ships were destroyed, the survivors have to re-discover the latter and use it to build powerful FTL transmitters to alert their fraction's fleet. Doing so results in automatic victory for the builder, as the massive fleet that arrives shortly after the message is sent is assumed to crush every other side. It can also be assumed that, after everyone on Chiron undergoes [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Transcendence]], the various parts of Planet (including humans) become parts of its HiveMind. The final interlude mentions a ship sent by Planet to rebuild the devastated Earth. This would imply Planet can instantly communicate with its parts across light years.
10th May '16 11:00:15 PM PaulA
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* Likewise, in the [[TowerAndTheHive Talents]] universe of Anne [=McCaffrey=], PsychicPowers not only provide interstellar communication, but interstellar ''travel'' by psychokinetic [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleportation]].

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* Likewise, in In the [[TowerAndTheHive Talents]] universe of ''Literature/TowerAndTheHive'' series by Anne [=McCaffrey=], PsychicPowers not only provide interstellar communication, but interstellar ''travel'' by psychokinetic [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleportation]].
9th May '16 1:47:03 AM JackG
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->''The message was an electronic shout, the most powerful and tightly-beamed short-wave transmission which men could generate, directed with all the precision which mathematics and engineering could offer. Nevertheless that pencil must scrawl broadly over the sky, and for a long time, merely hoping to write on its target. For when distances are measured in light-weeks, the smallest errors grow monstrous.''
-->-- '''The Burning Bridge''' by Poul Anderson.
17th Jan '16 2:14:46 PM DaibhidC
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* Usually, the ''{{Metroid}}'' games avoid this by having no form of communication through space, but in ''Metroid Prime: Hunters'', it's stated that a signal was sent to various bounty hunters via a telepathic frequency.


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* Usually, the ''{{Metroid}}'' games avoid this by having no form of communication through space, but in ''Metroid Prime: Hunters'', it's stated that a signal was sent to various bounty hunters via a telepathic frequency.
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17th Jan '16 2:14:25 PM DaibhidC
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* Implied in the ''Literature/RedDwarf'' novel ''Better Than Life'', in which the delay caused by talking to someone through time dilation is compared to making a person-to-person call to Mars.

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* Usually, the ''{{Metroid}}'' games avoid this by having no form of communication through space, but in ''Metroid Prime: Hunters'', it's stated that a signal was sent to various bounty hunters via a telepathic frequency.



[[folder:Video Games]]
* Usually, the ''{{Metroid}}'' games avoid this by having no form of communication through space, but in ''Metroid Prime: Hunters'', it's stated that a signal was sent to various bounty hunters via a telepathic frequency.
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15th Jan '16 7:52:28 PM nombretomado
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* The first of ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' novels by Creator/HarryHarrison feature psychics used explicitly as communicators over interstellar distances. Later novels don't seem to rely that much on conversations at distance.

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* The first of ''TheStainlessSteelRat'' ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat'' novels by Creator/HarryHarrison feature psychics used explicitly as communicators over interstellar distances. Later novels don't seem to rely that much on conversations at distance.
21st Dec '15 2:23:42 PM WillKeaton
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* The ''StarWars''[[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] has gone so far as to make its prevalence an InvokedTrope in ''Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy''. FTL communications are so commonplace that they're relatively easier to tap into, and so people sometimes use ''lightspeed'' communications over short distances (outer planetary orbits, tops) for security reasons.

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* The ''StarWars''[[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] has gone so far as to make its prevalence an InvokedTrope in ''Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy''. FTL communications are so commonplace that they're relatively easier to tap into, and so people sometimes use ''lightspeed'' communications over short distances (outer planetary orbits, tops) for security reasons.
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