Tag Archives: Science Fiction

Relativistic Travel

Since I like to play in a happy wishful thinking little imaginary universe where an FTL drive becomes available in the relatively near future(at least sometime somewhat familiar and comprehensible), I tend not to use relativistic travel much in my … Continue reading

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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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Abandon in Place

According to NBC news, “Neil Young, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday…” Accuracy of the news notwithstanding, if ghost Saturn Vs start flying out of Canaveral, I’m catching a train to Florida. In case that doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Salvage Army

This is kind of a quicky idea I got while reading Waste and Want by Susan Strasser(Amazon link) with my wife. The book is essentially a history of trash, but what I’d like to talk about here is a short … Continue reading

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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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Developing a Workflow – Part V A: Terrain Building(finding the seas)

So now we are on to Part V in the outline I’d given at the start of this little series. Although in the outline this stage is referred to as, “mapping,” I think, “terrain building,” is more accurate. The opportunities … Continue reading

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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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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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