| A World of Difference |
POD: c 4,500,000,000 BCE;
Relevant POD: AD 1976
|Type of Appearance:||Direct POV|
|Nationality:||Russian SSR, Soviet Union|
|Date of Birth:||Early 1950s|
|Occupation:||Cosmonaut, pilot, soldier|
|Relatives:||A brother, three sisters|
|Affiliations:||Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Soviet Air Force|
Sergei Konstantinovich Tolmasov was a Soviet cosmonaut who commanded the Tsiolkovsky during its mission to Minerva in 1989. He had been trained as a combat pilot but had never seen combat; he had been transferred out of his squadron of MiG-27s several months before they saw action against the US Sixth Fleet's Tomcats during the Third Beirut Crisis.
Throughout his time on Minerva, Tolmasov tried to resist pressures to support Hogram, the domain-master of the territory he'd landed in, in his war against Reatur, whose territory hosted the American shuttle Athena. He also tried, with limited success, to remain on friendly terms with Emmett Bragg, the Athena's commander.