OSS Updates

What's new in the defunct Old Solar System? To keep out of date, enjoy each oldsflash in the items below.

Aug 20, 2017

Interplanetary Knock-Out

Interplanetary knock-out competition

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Aug 19, 2017

Anthology Project

Anthology Project for New Old Solar System

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Aug 15, 2017

Part Two of Flame Lords of Jupiter

Second part now added.

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Aug 14, 2017

Flame Lords of Jupiter

Flame Lords of Jupiter

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Aug 02, 2017

The Zones Cup

The Zones Cup

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Aug 01, 2017

Page View Winners 2017

Page View Winners 2017

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Jul 29, 2017

Interplanetary Huntress - the Gerry Carlyle Stories of Arthur K Barnes

Interplanetary Huntress - the Gerry Carlyle Stories of Arthur K Barnes

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Jul 28, 2017

Triton page - new section added

A third Tritonian setting in addition to the two previously discussed.

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Jul 25, 2017

Ice age Venus?

First, let me join those who've said thanks for putting this site together. I always loved the old SF stories and wished something like them were still

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Jul 24, 2017

Part IV of Mission to the Tenth Planet

After long delay here at last is part four of the tale.

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Jul 24, 2017

Academia on Mars - The Dead-Sea Bottom Scrolls by Howard Waldrop

Academia on Mars - The Dead-Sea Bottom Scrolls by Howard Waldrop

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Jul 17, 2017

The Darkside of Mercury

The Darkside of Mercury in Old Solar System literature

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Jul 13, 2017

Mars Quiz - Tale-To-Author

Mars Quiz - Tale-To-Author

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Jul 12, 2017

Out of... Mars?

Out of... Mars? An analysis of Out of Scarlight by Liz Williams

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Jul 03, 2017

Thanator - For and Against

Thanator - For and Against

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Jun 28, 2017

Chill on beautiful Iskar!

Chill on beautiful Iskar!

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Jun 27, 2017

Mars Quiz - Author-To-Tale

Mars Quiz - Author-To-Tale

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Jun 27, 2017

To the Belt with Alan E Nourse

To the Belt with Alan E Nourse

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Jun 26, 2017

OSS Diary June 2017

Old Solar System Diary June 2017

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Jun 15, 2017

Venus Quiz - Author to Tale

Venus Quiz - Author to Tale

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Jun 12, 2017

Venus Quiz - Tale-to-Author

Venus Quiz - Tale-to-Author

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Jun 09, 2017

Still in orbit!

Still in orbit!

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May 31, 2017

OSS Diary May 2017

Old Solar System Diary May 2017

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May 29, 2017

CLUFFS

CLUFFS - Cute Little Unfulfilled Fragments of Fascination

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May 29, 2017

Fictional Dates of the Old Solar System

Fictional Dates of the Old Solar System

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May 21, 2017

Relations between the Galilean Moons

New section added to the Galilean Satellites page.

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May 20, 2017

Mountains on the far-future Sun

See the new section, near the end of the page, quoting from "Finality Unlimited" by Donald Wandrei.

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May 09, 2017

The Captain Returns!

Hello, Readers! It's me, the roving Panthan, popping in during a break from a long investigation of the outer planets. I promise to resume regular posting

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May 08, 2017

Enceladus and Europa - The Last OSS Worlds?

The news today was full of exciting news from Enceladus. The ingredients for life were detected - there may be life under the ice! The same has long been

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Apr 30, 2017

OSS Diary April 2017

Old Solar System Diary April 2017

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Apr 12, 2017

"Gather, Darkness!" -- a Fritz Leiber OSS tale

Several things, this website very much among them, have sent me back to the SF novels I used to devour in my misspent youth. One consequence was a pleasant

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Apr 03, 2017

Indiana Jones on Mars: In the Tombs of the Martian Kings by Mike Resnick

Indiana Jones on Mars: In the Tombs of the Martian Kings by Mike Resnick

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Mar 31, 2017

The First Men in the Moon by H G Wells

The First Men in the Moon by H G Wells

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Mar 30, 2017

OSS Diary March 2017

Old Solar System Diary March 2017

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Mar 21, 2017

Reconsidering a Unique Martian Tale: Shoals by Mary Rosenblum

Reconsidering a Unique Martian Tale: Shoals by Mary Rosenblum

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Mar 17, 2017

A Coercive of Mars

A Coercive of Mars - S M Stirling's Swords of Zar-Tu-Kan

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Mar 16, 2017

Sailing the Seven Spaceways

Sailing the Seven Spaceways

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Mar 15, 2017

Moon Quiz - Author To Tale

Moon Quiz - Author To Tale

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Mar 15, 2017

Hyper-Brains in the Old Solar System

Swollen, hypertrophied or disembodied brains in the Old Solar System

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Mar 13, 2017

A view of Titania

More impressions of Uranus' largest moon.

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Mar 13, 2017

But Is It NOSS?

As noted in a comment to Dylan's piece Still Here!, I've got a hypothetical quasi-NOSS setting in mind for a story set on an inhabited Mars -- to be precise,

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Mar 11, 2017

More fictional dates

Events of 1899, 2082, 2095, 2140, 2143, 2203, 2507, 2821, 3039 and 3040.

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Mar 10, 2017

Still Here!

Hey OSS, Expect the next Travelogue Entry shortly! Also, I've been working on a little something, and hope to have the first draft completed soon! As

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Mar 07, 2017

A Fifth Parameter?

Zendexor, I like your four parameters -- though I'd be willing to give some wiggle room on Pluto-as-planet, since asteroids and other smaller-than-a-planet

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Mar 05, 2017

Lovecraft's Moon

Kaor, Zendexor! Apologies for the long silence; Jasoomian responsibilities kept me off the spacelanes for way too long. (On the upside, I scored five battered

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Mar 01, 2017

Page View Winners

page view winners - statistics of page views

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Feb 28, 2017

OSS Diary February 2017

OSS Diary February 2017

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Feb 19, 2017

A Return to Bradbury's Mars - The Ugly Duckling by Matthew Hughes

A Return to Bradbury's Mars - The Ugly Duckling by Matthew Hughes

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Feb 11, 2017

Time to Rest by John Wyndham

Time to Rest by John Wyndham

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