Our first supplemental episode. Energy!
Taking a break from the reading of A Short History of the Unified Republic of Stars to discuss something that hasn’t been covered much but is key to understanding how many of the things within the story world work: The ion-plasma power plant.
It’s mentioned in Chapter One as the source that the new breed of space vehicles are based on, something that creates an enormous amount of energy on a low amount of fuel and within a relatively small package.
But how did this thing come into existence and what, exactly, is it?
As usual, here are some links to things mentioned within today’s cast:
- Lynn Monjo – The power plant’s inventor.
- The Ion-Plasma power plant – the magical device that powers just about everything within the world.
- Alcubierre Fields – The form of faster than light travel used within the story world.
I hope you enjoyed this supplemental. There will be a few more coming in the next few weeks. But if you have questions and comments about anything that’s been covered, email me at urspodcast at gmail dot com and I’ll either get you on the cast or read your feedback on air.