Jame Rowe wrote:
I'd love to have more bronze-age worlds in the mix. I've lately been looking for books on the Minoans for this.
Also, I'd think that worlds that have hostile environments, such as vacuum worlds or exotic/corrosive atmosphere worlds, would be less likely to become truly low tech - they'd either do their best to not lose too much tech to survive or, failing that, would die out. So, to me, worlds that lose more technology than that would need to have an atmosphere that either could support human life, or that humans could adapt to living on, even if they're closer to (for example) Mars-like.
According to some interpretations of TL, it refers more to the technological infrastructure and know-how. So they might still have the machines that keep their life support going, possibly a pile of spare parts, plus keeping the repair/maintenance skills up through learning by rote, but once the parts are gone they´ll be dead.