Monthly Archives: April 2012

Star Map: Terra Sector, WIP#1

Hope you like this sneak preview…

Yes. This is a zoomed area of my Star Map. Basically, on the original map I had these little 2x2cm squares. Well, this is a 20x20cm version of the one square that has Earth in it. One millimeter = one light-year. It’s designed to fit on an A4 page. For comparison, this is roughly equivalent to 2×2 Traveller sectors.

The blotches are placeholders for Nebulae, I intend to hand-paint them.

I’ll never map out my entire setting in this level of detail; I doubt I’ll live long enough. 🙂

Plot-a-Day: RMS Titanic

The Titanic probably needs no introduction. It sank on April 15th, 1912 – one hundred years ago. Since its story is featured in so many stories, movies and so on, I thought it would be a good opportunity to post a list of plot ideas involving the Titanic.

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Relative density of human colony worlds

Another map of Human Space. This time, showing the relative density of human colonies. The darker the blue, the more colonies are there in a given volume of space. The darkest blue is basically the “most marginal world was settled and terraforming projects were launched on most of those”; the lightest shade of blue is the “human colonies are like needles in a haystack”. Everything else is, of course, something in between.

Weee. Since I installed WordPress Stats in late June 2011, I got a total of 20,811 page views. Let’s take that as breaching the 20k milestone – Neat! – Thank you all for visiting!

Science Fiction Setting – Historic Map & Timeline Preview

It’s been quiet. Too quiet – but I’ve actually been working quite frantically on my science fiction setting. The fake advertisement was just something I felt like doing as an aside; mostly, I’ve been working out a detailed timeline and history from all the notes, brainstorming documents, and abortive world books I’ve written in the past. Just to give you an idea of the scope: We are talking about a 40-page document.

I thought I’d give you a bit of a sneak preview. There are some possible spoilers of future material… you have been warned.

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