I've finished the first book, On Basilisk Station, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I looked for a thread and couldn't find one, so I've made this to discuss. I'm currently reading the second book, and it is good so far. So, anyone with familiarity with the series know kinda how the diaspora of man went? Basilisk mentioned that they started out on ships that took centuries but then humanity's technology on Earth increased and all, and I'm just confused as to the timeline of events there.