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12:15:43 AM Aug 19th 2016
honestly, this doesn't seem very good for a plot point, or some other word. i mean, if you have lightspeed travel, why not lightspeed travel to rendezvous with the spaceship full of human popsicles and wake them up?
07:07:04 PM May 28th 2015
  • A sci-fi short story had the captain of an American starship becoming obsessed with being the first man to land on an alien planet, constantly rehearsing his speech and threatening court-martial to the protagonist when he's sent out on a recon mission if he dares land. He suffers an engine failure and has to crashland on the planet anyway. As he's dying, he takes an ironic comfort in that at least his annoying captain wasn't the first to land. Then his life is saved by the crew of a faster American vessel that's arrived before them.

Does anybody know what story this is? It shouldn't be added to the example list until it can say where the example comes from.
02:23:03 AM Jun 26th 2015
02:24:42 AM Jun 26th 2015
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