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Old June 3 2014, 10:33 PM   #131
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Re: TNG: Dark Mirror by Diane Duane Review Thread (Spoilers!)

Yeah, my impression was more that they'd grown as large as it was feasible for an empire to get. It's not so much about travel distances -- after all, the worlds on the fringes of the empire would still have plenty of uncharted worlds next to them -- but more about the empire's lines of communication, supply, and administration being stretched to the breaking point by the sheer size of it. Although I haven't read it in a while either.
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