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

stevebowers Wrote: (09-14-2019, 07:53 AM) -- 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 t...
amzolt Mapping Worlds 33 279 09-14-2019, 10:42 AM
    Thread: Replicating Earth………
Post: RE: Replicating Earth………

stevebowers Wrote: (09-14-2019, 06:07 AM) -- 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 cor...
amzolt Mapping Worlds 33 279 09-14-2019, 07:44 AM
    Thread: Replicating Earth………
Post: RE: Replicating Earth………

stevebowers Wrote: (09-13-2019, 06:42 PM) -- 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… T...
amzolt Mapping Worlds 33 279 09-14-2019, 01:36 AM
    Thread: Replicating Earth………
Post: RE: Replicating Earth………

Hmmm………
amzolt Mapping Worlds 33 279 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 whiplas...
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 (http://www.jenniferfoehnerwells.com/books.html)… Anyone else read it?
amzolt General Off-topic Discussion 1 3,046 09-13-2019, 08:40 AM
    Thread: Replicating Earth………
Post: RE: Replicating Earth………

stevebowers Wrote: (09-13-2019, 05:06 AM) -- stevebowers Wrote: (09-02-2019, 09:59 PM) -- I'm not convinced about the current thinking on moon size limits. -- To reinforce this doubt, here's a pic...
amzolt Mapping Worlds 33 279 09-13-2019, 05:11 AM
    Thread: Founding "Creators" of OA?
Post: RE: Founding "Creators" of OA?

Drashner1 Wrote: (09-12-2019, 09:39 AM) -- 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) Expans...
amzolt General Setting Discussion 12 115 09-12-2019, 01:30 PM
    Thread: Review of a Todd Drashner short story…
Post: RE: Review of a Todd Drashner short story…

Drashner1 Wrote: (09-12-2019, 12:29 PM) -- 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 a...
amzolt Creative Writing 2 33 09-12-2019, 12:33 PM
    Thread: Founding "Creators" of OA?
Post: RE: Founding "Creators" of OA?

Drashner1 Wrote: (09-12-2019, 09:03 AM) -- 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 ma...
amzolt General Setting Discussion 12 115 09-12-2019, 09:09 AM
    Thread: Founding "Creators" of OA?
Post: RE: Founding "Creators" of OA?

stevebowers Wrote: (09-12-2019, 08:11 AM) -- Many contributors since the original group have contributed significant and fascinating material to this project, and this seems set to continue. -- …fr...
amzolt General Setting Discussion 12 115 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 (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/100818) by Todd Drashner The reader becomes slowly acclimated to the general, then more specific, environment of the s...
amzolt Creative Writing 2 33 09-12-2019, 07:45 AM
    Thread: Founding "Creators" of OA?
Post: RE: Founding "Creators" of OA?

Drashner1 Wrote: (09-12-2019, 03:16 AM) -- This might help - LINK (https://www.orionsarm.com/xcms.php?r=oa-page&page=gen_earlyyears). Todd -- O.K., read the whole article—still not sure it can a...
amzolt General Setting Discussion 12 115 09-12-2019, 07:16 AM
    Thread: Founding "Creators" of OA?
Post: RE: Founding "Creators" of OA?

Drashner1 Wrote: (09-12-2019, 03:16 AM) -- This might help - LINK (https://www.orionsarm.com/xcms.php?r=oa-page&page=gen_earlyyears). Todd -- Well, that's what I get for only scanning the beginn...
amzolt General Setting Discussion 12 115 09-12-2019, 07:00 AM
    Thread: Founding "Creators" of OA?
Post: RE: Founding "Creators" of OA?

Drashner1 Wrote: (09-12-2019, 03:16 AM) -- This might help - LINK (https://www.orionsarm.com/xcms.php?r=oa-page&page=gen_earlyyears). Todd -- So, only having scanned the beginning of that article, ...
amzolt General Setting Discussion 12 115 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 Bac...
amzolt General Setting Discussion 12 115 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 (https://www.orionsarm.com/xcms.php?r=oa-page&page=gen_publications) And, this tale ...
amzolt Creative Writing 9 147 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 (https://www.orionsarm.com/page/326); but, I tur...
amzolt Creative Writing 9 147 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 (https://www.orionsarm.com/xcms.php?r=oa-page&page=gen_publications). This story may be "beyond descripti...
amzolt Creative Writing 9 147 09-08-2019, 06:16 AM
    Thread: Reviews of OA Novellas
Post: RE: Reveiws…?

stevebowers Wrote: (09-07-2019, 02:38 AM) -- Thanks! -- …no prob… 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 9 147 09-07-2019, 02:40 AM