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Re: The Expanse Season 2 Trailers

Postby Gaidin » 2017-04-23 09:38am

Shroom Man 777 wrote:Do the books make sense of the Martian agriculture? I imagine that synthetic biology and nuclear fusion-powered plant-growing things or some kind of space fungus or whatever enables their mass production?

No more than they ever manage to make sense of how one would manage to put Ganymede together. The two are insanely different insanely balanced worlds given what they are trying to do and if you start removing parts you'd see them collapse. As you literally see Ganymede do on screen. Since the Moon, Mars, the Asteroids, the Outer Moons, and the Space Stations are just that sensitive to removal of parts within their own systems it gets interesting. The only one that can stand on its relative own is Earth since it has its own natural atmosphere. But then what can it do without resource import from the Outers given its insane population?

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Re: The Expanse Season 2 Trailers

Postby K. A. Pital » 2017-04-26 01:31pm

Books didn't make much sense of the Martian agriculture. The guys writing them are good at exploring political dynamics of various movements and governments, but they're not totally good at thinking things through to the very end. Like with Ganymede. I won't spoil it, but the massive plot point of book 2 (irreversible collapse of artificial ecosystems) gets pretty much handwaved away by book 6.

That said, books are good and represent a high point in near-future space opera, though character shields apply way too much for a setting where none of the characters have any superpowers.
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Re: The Expanse Season 2 Trailers

Postby Gaidin » 2017-04-27 11:24pm

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Well, to wit, mars was presented as the planet that had already gone through all those troubles and their problem came when people literally started leaving for actual livable planets and things couldn't be maintained. They had that sustainable society but people left. Elsewhere, where Ganymede was a disaster, other belter locations were purposely starved. You start removing or dicking with the elements of the balance of the survival of these places and things kinda go to hell.