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. – Beastly Gerbil Apr 12 '17 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? – Gallifreyan Apr 12 '17 at 11:58
  • @Gallifreyan - mostly it was later stuff (Kammerer, Komov and on) – DVK Apr 12 '17 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 '17 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? – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Apr 13 '17 at 19:19

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