Ah, thanks Christopher. I just tried reading that thread, and it was a hard to get the gist. I had no idea. I haven't yet gotten any of the new trilogy yet, so I didn't know of any discrepancies.
While it does seem a little silly, I will just do my usual rationalizations and ridiculous hypotheses to reconcile them until it is done in-story, if ever.
On the actual topic of this thread, I am ecstatic about this novel! I hope it is established here the status of Danobula in/about the Federation. I like to assume Danobula was an early member, but I think its membership has only been hinted at all.