Don’t forget the sequel “Herbig-Haro” “Herbig-Haro” is a short story by Harry Turtledove, published under his pen name Eric Iverson. HERBIG-HARO ERIC G. IVERSON (HARRY TURTLEDOVE) Like all the ships Loki flew. Erasmus Chang’s scout Praise of Folly was too old. She went into or out. “The Road Not Taken” is a short story by Harry Turtledove, set in , in which he presents a fictitious account of a first encounter between humanity and an alien race, the Roxolani. “Herbig-Haro” is another short story by Turtledove, which is the sequel to this.

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Ultimately the whole thing is a cone shape section of metal that resonates with the microwaves are injected into it. Johannes added it Aug 30, Vikarti rated it liked it Nov 06, AD it encountered an alien species on the other side of the Orion Nebula which had also taken “the road less traveled”.

Jun 07, J. Humans retaliate with automatic weapons and missiles. Some years after the first contact with an alien species, a few human colonies, including Loki, had regained most of the technological knowledge of the Terran Confederacy, both by rediscovery and by scavenging ruins. Humanity is awed by the invaders, as the maneuverability granted by that technology suggests the rest of their civilization is equally impressive.


Einaror marked it as to-read Aug 06, Preview — Herbig-Haro by Harry Turtledove. If that sort of thing actually works it really does seem to be one of those things that someone should’ve noticed at some point in the past, tjrtledove no moving parts and just microwaves it’s kind of stupidly simple.

In contrast, humanity somehow missed developing gravity technology and advanced further technologically. John rated it it was ok Aug 26, Varun added it Aug 03, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Submit a new link.

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Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. It supposes that FTL travel is actually easy but we’ve missed it, and other races found it and went traveling, eventually reaching Earth eyeofmidas.

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Amy rated it liked it Dec 10, Science Fiction, or Speculative Fiction if you prefer. Alan rated it it was amazing Jun 19, It is a prequel story to “Herbig-Haro”—set several centuries after humanity has conquered the galaxy— published a year before under the name “Eric Iverson”. From the article on the Harry Turtledove Wikia With a chuckle, Chang said, “We must have seemed like angry herbig-hado when we finally got the hyperdrive and burst off Terra.

The story is told through limited third person point of view, with most of the story concerning a single Roxolani captain, Togram. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. With other technology far in advance of other species, humanity quickly expanded to other stars conquering the native populations and forming an empire called the Terran Confederacy.


The Roxolani anticipate a simple and rewarding campaign, as they can detect no use of gravity manipulationthe cornerstone of their civilization. Boo rated it liked it.

Books by Harry Turtledove. However, this expansion was too quick and too extensive. Ultimately seems pretty simple, it isn’t turtledive drive but if it works turtlddove it means that space exploration would get a whole lot easier. While set in the same universe as “The Road Not Taken”, it has not been reprinted. Orxbane added it Jun 03, It was a rude shock when they found that a couple of simple experiments could have given them the key to contragrav and the hyperdrive three, four, even five centuries earlier.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. David rated it liked it Oct 18, Maybe not so silly though. Learning how to do FTL stunts you, because it’s absolutely counter-intuitive to the principles that allow you to discover the scientific method, sound engineering principles, or any of the rest of humanity’s cleverness.

Other books in the series. Dr Harry Norman Turtledove is an American novelist, who has produced a sizeable number trtledove works in several genres including alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy and science fiction.