Monthly Archives: September 2011

Developing a Workflow – Part IV: Yaccatrice and Sky Moon

For most of the worlds in this system, I am only interested in those attributes which might impact on Yaccatrice. I will detail Yaccatrice, itself, to a greater degree. To start with, I figure I need mass, qualitative composition, qualitative … Continue reading

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Developing a Workflow – Part III: Orbital Positions

I’m going to base my statistical distribution of orbital intervals on planet and moon data from Evolution of the Solar System by Hannes Afvén and Gustaf Arrhenius(alternate link). Unlike my previous effort in this vein, instead of basing my distribution on a list of … Continue reading

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Developing A Workflow – Part II: The Star

I’ve been working on a system for randomly assigning classifications to stars with something like real-world distributions. I haven’t quite got it right yet. So I’ll just pick something out based on my current obsessions. Yaccatrice will orbit an M-class … Continue reading

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Developing a Workflow – Part I: Concept and Outline

One of the great problems with the way I’ve been creating worlds since I’ve started this blog has been the disorganized way in which I’ve been going about it. I need to develop a workflow and work my way through … Continue reading

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Courtship Rite

Courtship Rite, by Donald Kingsbury, is one of those science fiction stories that makes you think long after you finish the story. Like the other Donald Kingsbury book I’ve read, Psychohistorical Crisis, this one was difficult initially to get into, but … Continue reading

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