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    Thread: Replicating Earth………
Post: RE: Replicating Earth………

(09-14-2019, 07:53 AM)stevebowers Wrote: Basically, any planet that is in a 1:1 with another.  No planets with 1:1 resonance have been discovered yet. but a few planets have been found where the pl...
amzolt Mapping Worlds 33 271 09-14-2019, 10:42 AM
    Thread: Replicating Earth………
Post: RE: Replicating Earth………

(09-14-2019, 06:07 AM)stevebowers Wrote: Yes. We already have a couple in the Encyclopedia Galactica, although we haven't made any Celestia add-ons for them yet. I didn't ask my question correctly—w...
amzolt Mapping Worlds 33 271 09-14-2019, 07:44 AM
    Thread: Replicating Earth………
Post: RE: Replicating Earth………

(09-13-2019, 06:42 PM)stevebowers Wrote: I prefer the Trojan planet scenario (or rather the 1:1 resonance model, which is quite wide in scope). I've certainly heard of Trojan Asteroids… Trojan plan...
amzolt Mapping Worlds 33 271 09-14-2019, 01:36 AM
    Thread: Replicating Earth………
Post: RE: Replicating Earth………

Hmmm………
amzolt Mapping Worlds 33 271 09-13-2019, 09:54 AM
    Thread: Review of Michele Dutcher's, Outrunning the Storm
Post: Review of Michele Dutcher's, Outrunning the Storm

Outrunning the Storm By Michele Dutcher Caution: This review may, for certain people, contain "spoilers"… We begin to read about an awful war intended to wipe out humanity; then, we're whiplashedly...
amzolt Creative Writing 0 15 09-13-2019, 09:49 AM
    Thread: Space Fiction, Way Before OA's timeline…
Post: Space Fiction, Way Before OA's timeline…

I've started reading Jennifer Foehner Wells 5-book Confluence Series… Anyone else read it?
amzolt General Off-topic Discussion 1 2,047 09-13-2019, 08:40 AM
    Thread: Replicating Earth………
Post: RE: Replicating Earth………

(09-13-2019, 05:06 AM)stevebowers Wrote: (09-02-2019, 09:59 PM)stevebowers Wrote: I'm not convinced about the current thinking on moon size limits. To reinforce this doubt, here's a picture of the...
amzolt Mapping Worlds 33 271 09-13-2019, 05:11 AM
    Thread: Founding "Creators" of OA?
Post: RE: Founding "Creators" of OA?

(09-12-2019, 09:39 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: To add some other items to the summary of how the setting has changed since its founding: 9) Replacement of GUT Drive with Conversion Drive 10) Expansion of ...
amzolt General Setting Discussion 12 111 09-12-2019, 01:30 PM
    Thread: Review of a Todd Drashner short story…
Post: RE: Review of a Todd Drashner short story…

(09-12-2019, 12:29 PM)Drashner1 Wrote: Thank you for the kind words. :) The story is quite short - it was part of an initiative the project did many years ago to create a number of vignettes about ...
amzolt Creative Writing 2 32 09-12-2019, 12:33 PM
    Thread: Founding "Creators" of OA?
Post: RE: Founding "Creators" of OA?

(09-12-2019, 09:03 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: Hope this helps and is closer to the question you're asking. If not, please let us know and we can work together to achieve a meeting of the minds on the matte...
amzolt General Setting Discussion 12 111 09-12-2019, 09:09 AM
    Thread: Founding "Creators" of OA?
Post: RE: Founding "Creators" of OA?

(09-12-2019, 08:11 AM)stevebowers Wrote: Many contributors since the original group have contributed significant and fascinating material to this project, and this seems set to continue. …from furth...
amzolt General Setting Discussion 12 111 09-12-2019, 08:19 AM
    Thread: Review of a Todd Drashner short story…
Post: Review of a Todd Drashner short story…

Traveler’s Notes: A Modest Proposal by Todd Drashner The reader becomes slowly acclimated to the general, then more specific, environment of the story's beginning—an extravagant and fabulous Gather...
amzolt Creative Writing 2 32 09-12-2019, 07:45 AM
    Thread: Founding "Creators" of OA?
Post: RE: Founding "Creators" of OA?

(09-12-2019, 03:16 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: This might help - LINK. Todd O.K., read the whole article—still not sure it can answer my initial question—when was the article written? Also, if that articl...
amzolt General Setting Discussion 12 111 09-12-2019, 07:16 AM
    Thread: Founding "Creators" of OA?
Post: RE: Founding "Creators" of OA?

(09-12-2019, 03:16 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: This might help - LINK. Todd Well, that's what I get for only scanning the beginning of the article—Donna Hirsekorn is clearly "foundational"  :)
amzolt General Setting Discussion 12 111 09-12-2019, 07:00 AM
    Thread: Founding "Creators" of OA?
Post: RE: Founding "Creators" of OA?

(09-12-2019, 03:16 AM)Drashner1 Wrote: This might help - LINK. Todd So, only having scanned the beginning of that article, it appears MAK had a more "foundational" role than Donna Hirsekorn—I'm onl...
amzolt General Setting Discussion 12 111 09-12-2019, 03:25 AM
    Thread: Founding "Creators" of OA?
Post: Founding "Creators" of OA?

I've learned that M Alan Kazlev and Donna Hirsekorn were the "Parents" of OA—so to speak… I've conversed here in the forums with a few of the current "Prime Movers"… I've started to read the Backsto...
amzolt General Setting Discussion 12 111 09-12-2019, 02:48 AM
    Thread: Reviews of OA Novellas
Post: RE: Reveiws…?

Apotheosis by Kevin Schillo This is the fourth and last novella in the OA Collection, Against a Diamond Sky And, this tale begins in a very large space habitat over seen by an "AI godling". Also, ...
amzolt Creative Writing 9 146 09-11-2019, 09:21 AM
    Thread: Reviews of OA Novellas
Post: RE: Reveiws…?

The Devoted Follower by Darren Ryding I tried to find the parent star of the planet in this tale (in the EG), so I could search for it in Celestia; but, I turned nothing up… This tale begins with t...
amzolt Creative Writing 9 146 09-10-2019, 08:00 AM
    Thread: Reviews of OA Novellas
Post: RE: Reveiws…?

"Parameter Space" by Graham Hopgood This is tale three in the collection of OA novellas. This story may be "beyond description"—it was a slow start; but, soon became quite "familiar": and, kudos to...
amzolt Creative Writing 9 146 09-08-2019, 06:16 AM
    Thread: Reviews of OA Novellas
Post: RE: Reveiws…?

(09-07-2019, 02:38 AM)stevebowers Wrote: Thanks! …no prob… [Image: https://www.orionsarm.com/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif] And, as far as liking that quote—no way I couldn't share it :-)
amzolt Creative Writing 9 146 09-07-2019, 02:40 AM