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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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Painful Backpedalling and Backfill

Starting right after I published Cultures of the Okulso Valley – Part One I started work on a part two. In the fortnight since things in Chez Astrographer have gotten interesting. Among other things I’ve gotten a job offer in a … Continue reading

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And Now For Something Completely Different

This has nothing to do with worldbuilding, but it was damned impressive anyway. Last night I saw some video of an Airbus A380 beating up on a little Bombardier CRJ700 commuter jet. The little plane looked like Dad tripped over … Continue reading

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Linkfest February 9th

Here we have a whole collection of articles by Robert A. Freitas Jr. I selected them from Mr. Freitas site on the basis of their usefulness for creating alien lifeforms. Alien Sex Extraterrestrial Zoology, with lots of Wayne Barlowe drawings … Continue reading

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On Skavoon Language

Certainly before I go any further with mapping Shtakamashkan I need to work up something about the language. At this point, I don’t really need an ultra-complex grammar and such. What I need is a naming language for labeling geographical … Continue reading

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The (Prime Number) Pillars of (My Conreligion)

Using the Five Pillars of Islam as a springboard to the creation of constructed cultures and religions. Continue reading

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Determining Temperatures — first draft

A draft of a chapter in a conworlding webbook I am currently working on. Continue reading

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Habitable Worlds for Man

Once again, Daistallia’s World Building/Non-linguistic Resources thread over at the zompist board has come to the rescue. Apparently, the nice folks at Rand have decided to freely distribute Stephen H. Dole’s seminal Habitable Planets for Man as a pdf. This … Continue reading

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More Notes on Early Skavoon History

Further cogitations in the development of my latest kitchen-sink constructed species. Continue reading

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I’ve fallen into TVTropes and I can’t get out!

This was going to be a post describing the fall of my fictional Solar Union(as opposed to the real Solar Union? Yeah. Not so much.). I realized I needed a link to Magnificent Bastardry. That led me, tragically, into the … Continue reading

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