Alter S. Reiss (dhole) wrote in humanculture,
Alter S. Reiss

Economics of the Star Traders.

In the world of Dune, the spice must flow. In Firefly, herds of cows get taken from planetoid to planetoid. What assumptions have to be made for tramp freighters in space to make sense? What cargoes might be carried, if we had FTL; who gets that sort of thing right, and who gets it wrong?

If David Friedman is going to be at the con, he'd be good on this one. I think it's the sort of thing that Charlie Stross thinks about, as well. Other than that, I'm not sufficiently aware of what's been going on in SF lately to know who'd be good.
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