I’m just reading The Eisenhorn books, and it mentions in Malleus the population of the hellican sub-sector capital world.
It says it has a permanent population of 22million, and a transitory population of 1 billion. And that the inquisition employs 60,000 and the PDF is 8 million strong.
That is a permanent population that is smaller than Australia, for a sub sector capital world.
Ive noticed this in other books that the authors don’t really understand numbers or scale. Like saying that volleys of fire opening up at 100m. A modern rifle has a range of about 3-400m.
Has anyone else noticed this or did I pay too much attention in maths classes?