Well, my space race vic came in 1898, quite a few turns later than Feral's. I had to waste some time defending from Pericles. What a deal, we met in mid 1300s and he was upset for my trading with Monty. He went WHEOOHRN then. Even though we got to pleased, he stayed the course and went to war with me in the mid 1600's for 10 turns and then took peace and we eventually ended up with a defense pact. Got to love it. Also had to waste some time focusing on defense as Willie went WHEOOHRN and moved his stack over to my border. Over the last 300 years of the game he was there and went in and out of WHEOOHRN but never declared. At the game's end he had the greatest power rating but had stopped teching to go culture. He was about 50 turns from it at the end. I wish that he would have decided to get after Shaka/Monty/Stalin who had already declared on him twice before, but I guess that my power rating never got high enough to counter their combined rating enough to make a difference. I got the GM for Sushis, but I couldn't get the GE until late after beelining Fusion. In the end my game was probably prolonged some because I happened to get a GS and GA so I went for the 4 corp Wall St and spent some time spreading corps that could have been spent on parts or perhaps speeding up my tech rate a bit. I'll be looking forward to seeing how Feral got his space victory faster so I can become better at that.