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Map of the World I Rendered in Blender

So I decided to go back and make a larger version of the planet image I created previously for use as a desktop. Basically that involved just resizing an slightly recomposing the scene and rendering it. To add a bit … Continue reading

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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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Ports of Call

A kind of odd little capsule review of Ports of Call by the recently departed Jack Vance. Continue reading

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Star Trek – In the Dark of Night

You think your world is safe. It is an illusion. A comforting lie told to protect you. Enjoy these final moments of peace. For I have returned; to have my vengeance.

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Warp Drive Physics

As you might figure from the title, this is a little post detailing the nature of faster than light travel in my own little imaginary universe. When it comes to the details of how a warp drive works… well I’ve … Continue reading

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Writer’s Inspiration

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Writer’s Assets

This post is a collection of links to articles and other online assets that I have found(and might want to be able to find again) on the craft of writing. This isn’t so much for my readers, if there are … Continue reading

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Make It New!

As I said in my last blog, plagiarism is when you take somebody else’s idea, borrow it and hand it back to them damp, sweaty and a bit used up, but otherwise unchanged. When you steal an idea, take it … Continue reading

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Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Hard Science

Rather than properly enjoying the first snows of spring, I’ve been spending too much time reading Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality, and so far it’s a good thing. The first major divergence from J.K. Rowling’s original work is that … Continue reading

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Astrographer’s Notebook – Introduction

I have an enormous collection of worldbuilding notes strewn across my desk, a dozen three-ring binders, a similar number of nice colored folders, and piled up in my book cases. These vary considerably in nature. Some are fairly extensive and … Continue reading

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