Re: Could a Lost Era set between 2161 and 2265 work?
I would love to see some story on the XCV-330 Ent. It was mentioned in Indistinguishable From Magic if I remember correctly. Perhaps Diane Carey could use her knack for sailing ship writing to give it a retro and rugid feel. I would love to see such a book written like a Tony Horwitz novel: follow the voyage, then review its impact on the modern UFP.
"Can anyone remember when we used to be explorers?"