Category Archives: Science Fiction

Life in the Bubble, part 2

Here I am going to lay out some basic assumptions about the physical universe of our world. FTL is possible. Not only is it possible, but it works, is fairly cheap and not a lot of trouble. It is based … Continue reading

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The Planet Ksufesh(First WIP)

Ksufesh is the second of three* planets orbiting Gzietsia3741C*, the least massive of three* stars in the Gzietsia3741 system. Of the other two* stars in the system, Gzietsia3741A* is the most massive and is currently in a red giant stage. … Continue reading

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An RPG Project With My Son

My son has been pestering me for awhile to gamemaster a game of GURPS with him. I’ve decided to create an all-new science-fictional world with him to play in. Recently, we were playing about and came up with a planet … Continue reading

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Astrographer’s Notebook – The Crystalglass Forest

This was a fairly recent note. Not everything in my notebook dates back to the twentieth century🤣. This was actually posted on December 27th of 2017, in fact. — The Crystalglass Forest — On a planet who’s interior has cooled … Continue reading

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Measuring Up

So this is a bit of one-off worldbuilding. In the spirit of NANOWRIMO, I’m just going to throw this together superfast and let the chips fall wherever they land. So, I was reading this on the Zompist bulletin board, when … Continue reading

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Playing With Blender Cycles

This is just a little something to fill in over our trip. A successful render with Blender Cycles. Musgrave Hetero Terrain noise(cycles nodes), bumpmapped diffuse shader above sealevel and a fairly simple glossy shader below sealevel. All with a hypsometric … Continue reading

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Repost: The Collapse of a Civilization

or: Big Things Die Hard So right now I have two draft posts, both of which refuse to come together. One requires me to just sit down and pound away at my notes in a way I just haven’t had … Continue reading

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A Little Eye Candy

Ladies and Gentlemen, for your viewing pleasure, Winchell Chung’s DY-100 orbiting a class-M planet. Maybe it’s a museum piece. Thank you for your attention, The Astrographer

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Soviet “Odin” Launch System

This is a bit of a side jaunt. I’m putting up information on an alt-N1 rocket I designed some time back. KT-1(Krupnyy Transportnyy-Odin, N1-equivalent(-ish)) Blok A boosters(0,2,3,4 or 6) Diameter: 5m Span: 6.3m Length: 15.84m Dry mass: 28,460kg Propellant mass: … Continue reading

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Sadwillow Rebooted

The map on this page got me to thinking about automated terrain generation again. I’ve discussed the inadequacies of most terrain generation before, and I stand by it. On the other hand, as Realmwright says, there are advantages to exploring and … Continue reading

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