I've been trying to find this one for several years but somehow Google-fu was weak.

  • Pretty old - I think I read it in early/mid 90s. Internet-published.

  • Apocryphal mishmash of entire Noon universe

  • Very specific plot detail that can serve as litmus test remains in my memory - they had some sort of galactic defence firedrill, involving two star cruisers named after dinosaurs (I think one was Stegosaurus).

  • somewhat predictably, it was written in Russian

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    I think we will need a bit more information. Apr 12, 2017 at 9:45
  • I'm sure there's more you can remember: which parts of the Noon universe were involved? Are we talking from Land of Crimson Clouds till the end? Apr 12, 2017 at 11:58
  • @Gallifreyan - mostly it was later stuff (Kammerer, Komov and on)
    – DVK
    Apr 12, 2017 at 12:04
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    @Shokhet The question already covers (1) The age of the story (2) Time when the story was read - both are early/mid 90s; (3) Medium - Internet; (4) Location (5) The appearance of the book (#4/5 are n/a, since it was internet-published). I added language.
    – DVK
    Apr 13, 2017 at 11:27
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    Any plot detail could jog someone's memory. Do you think that story was published professionally or only online? Do you think it's likely to have been translated into English? Apr 13, 2017 at 19:19


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