This article is part of a series exploring the technology and concepts found in The River.
With X-wings, Vipers, Marquis vessels and even Spitfires in space, fighter-like space ships have been done-to-death in sci-fi. There is little, if anything, new that can be done with the ‘jet-fighter-in-space’ concept.
Up the scale and unique creativity is still hard to find. With the Enterprise, Star Destroyers, Battlestar Galactica and a plethora of other well-known ships there is also next-to-nothing left in the creative bank under the ‘cruiser’ or ‘aircraft carrier’ spaceship account. Continue reading