Thanks for the all the comments, guys, glad you're enjoying it.
Tom Francis claims he put a spy on a Minor Race planet (Akilians). I don't think that's possible ("Let's not waste agents on Minor Races" or something like that).
I've had that message since, but for some reason when I first did this it let me place the Spy. As I say in the diary, the data I got back from it made no sense. I started this game a long time ago, so maybe it was patched out after. Or maybe it was just a glitch. It was before they patched out the ability to browse worlds you'd never found when choosing where to place a spy,
Also, he claims that the Korath declared war on Akilians although they didn't have any contact with them. I also think that's impossible (the usual reply I've seen is: "We have no contact with Akilians" or something like that)
When I say I'm waiting for them to find the Akilians, I mean their actual world: the Korath wandered about seemingly blindly without getting near it, so I assume they didn't know where it was.
Is it me or do the maps appear to stem from different games?
I'm zoomed in on the map in some screenshots - it's absolutely vast, so you can't see what the hell's going on unless you zoom the map in on the area you're dealing with. Same map, though.