Alfred Urrutia (
Thu, 20 Apr 2000 10:37:53 -0700

Blackeagle wrote:

> Actually I've done some thinking along these lines. For some time now I've
> had a story idea bouncing around in the back of my head about a group of
> brilliant pacifist scientists who have built their own utopian colony. It
> would be geographically distant from most of the rest of the human race (if
> I set this in the Gundam universe one of Jupiter's trojan points would be a
> good candidate). However, all the major factions want to conquer this group
> of scientists in order to acquire their advanced technology. To combat
> this, some of the less ardently pacifistic scientists hire a group of
> mercenaries to defend their colony. However, in order to keep the mercs
> from "contaminating" the scientist's idealistic society, they are forced to
> live apart, defenders of the colony, but never truly part of it (so they're
> stuck out in the back of beyond with no company except each other fighting
> battles a bunch of ungrateful pacifists).
> What do you think?

Minus the mercs, James P. Hogan wrote a story almost exactly like that -
"Voyage From Yesteryear" I believe. Check it out, it deals a lot with a
pacifist philosophy up against a group a people bent on taking them over.


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 a five-knuckle ass."
                                        - StJohn, on real-world analogies

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