Re: Most Powerful Sci-Fi Civilization
There's more than that (Orbitals, for example), but the GSVs can have a population of millions.
But then, the galactic civilisations of the Lensman series also had big ships and thousands of thousands of years.
So, we can all say we're grateful that our favourite authors like to Think Big.
(Still prefer the Culture, though.
Yeah they did (and still) think big.
My favorite 40's pulp is Captain Future, hope they'll do something with that, the late 70's anime was great but a tad outdated.
"Sword is personal, brings slicing to a man, you getta that personal feedback, nuclear weapons?.. Meh, goes off big bang and you don't get any feeling.."