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Developing a Workflow – Part IV B: Other Worlds

I’m eager to get to mapping Yaccatrice, so I’m kind of skimming over this step. The Yaccatrene people are pretty well planet-bound, so I’m keeping things pretty simple with respect to the other planets in the system. I used the … Continue reading

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Errors and Exospheres

First off, sorry about the delay. Looking back over part IV of my Yaccatrice workflow, I realized I screwed up almost every calculation I made. Trouble is, every time I try to recalculate things seem to come up different, so … Continue reading

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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 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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Panspermia, Precursors and the Ubiquity of Life

One of the things I wanted in my fictional universe was a great plurality of more or less habitable worlds. Well beyond anything expected even by Stephen H. Dole’s Habitable Planets for Man. I also wanted a universe that made … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at the Okulso Valley

Today, we turn our attention to the Okulso Valley. The Okulso Valley is found at the far left end of Shtakamashkan’s antarctic continent as seen in this global south pole-centered map. Here I have a closer look at the Okulso … Continue reading

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Developing the Map of Shtakamashkan

Since last time I’ve done a bit more work on the Shtakamashkan map. I created a better, although still not very good :|, temperature map in PlanetGenesis. I used the Y-value basis “noise” to start with(I’m not sure that has … Continue reading

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More on Shtakamashkan – Using Masks

So, after the last post, I have a full set of masks(not quite, I found I did need a highland mask, so I made a fairly unsatisfactory one), now what? In Wilbur, I started by creating a new map. In … Continue reading

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