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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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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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Cultures of the Okulso Valley – Part One

Today, I will take a closer look at the various cultures in and around the Okulso Valley. We will follow a wide crescent starting in the far southeast with the Tsortatrul, continuing south to Shteko, then west through Eyoth and … 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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A Small Update on Shtakamashkan

After my last research-fest, I decided to start in on something a little lighter. Mapping Shtakamashkan, homeworld of the Skavoon. I had made an abortive attempt earlier, but started off by making some fairly serious errors that resulted in me … Continue reading

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Wednesday Links – A Month and a Day Late

Welcome back to Wednesday Links. Yeah it’s thursday and I haven’t posted anything in awhile. Well here’s what I’ve been wading through for the past few weeks. Still wading through a lot of it… Comprehension. That’s what I’m tryin’ for. … Continue reading

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Planetbuilding Research – Placing Star Systems

If you are creating the world in a particular location in space, the first step is generally mapping out the neighborhood. Sometimes, particularly if you are creating a fantasy-type world or some other situation where the locals aren’t going to … 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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