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Want to read: The road not taken

Bookmarked The Road Not Taken – a short story by Harry Turtledove by Contributors to Wikimedia projects (Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.)

“The Road Not Taken” is a science fiction short story by American writer Harry Turtledove, set in 2039, in which he presents a fictitious account of a first encounter between humanity and an alien race, the Roxolani.

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It’s a first contact story that suggests most species in the galaxy develop an anti-gravity/ftl technology incredibly early, and so they end up colonizing the stars without ever developing beyond 15th century tech

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