Petrea Mitchell

Petrea Mitchell

  • Commented on Towards a taxonomy of cliches in Space Opera
    One more: Despite the Galactic Empire comprising a gazillion times more sentient beings than present-day Earth, technology has advanced at the rate of one innovation every century or two. (Pock's World by Dave Duncan is all about what this really...
  • Commented on Towards a taxonomy of cliches in Space Opera
    Scanning the comments... linguistics peeves, you say? There is always one obvious correct way to say things in other languages. E.g., languages which distinguish between the familiar and formal "you", such as tu/vous in French, or tú/Usted in Spanish. Try...
  • Commented on Towards a taxonomy of cliches in Space Opera
    All planets have active plate tectonics Planet-satellite size ratios similar to the Earth-Moon system are common Introducing human gut bacteria into an existing alien biosphere never has any effect Alien life has developed into the same major classifications as...
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