Some of you may have noticed I've been quiet of late. I can explain! I've been focusing on writing an OSS short story, but it's taken longer than I had hoped and I could delay no longer - I'm here, finally, with another travelogue. I thank you for your patience.
While perusing a local antique store, a book caught my eye which unfortunately cost 125 dollars, well beyond my current budget. The cover art was familiar, however, which makes me wonder if anyone else knows anything about it?
I photographed it for investigative purposes, at great personal risk to myself: the shopkeeper had a rule against the use of cellphones in his store.
My analysis of Old Mars will continue shortly. Just know that I am still here, dear reader, and I've not forgotten you!
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Aug 20, 17 04:58 AM
Interplanetary knock-out competition
Aug 19, 17 06:26 AM
Anthology Project for New Old Solar System
Aug 15, 17 06:53 AM
Second part now added.
Aug 14, 17 01:45 PM
Flame Lords of Jupiter
Aug 02, 17 04:40 PM
The Zones Cup
Aug 01, 17 12:32 PM
Page View Winners 2017
Jul 29, 17 04:58 AM
Interplanetary Huntress - the Gerry Carlyle Stories of Arthur K Barnes
Jul 28, 17 08:44 AM
A third Tritonian setting in addition to the two previously discussed.
Jul 25, 17 03:18 AM
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
Jul 24, 17 08:38 AM
After long delay here at last is part four of the tale.
Jul 24, 17 07:02 AM
Academia on Mars - The Dead-Sea Bottom Scrolls by Howard Waldrop
Jul 17, 17 04:42 AM
The Darkside of Mercury in Old Solar System literature
Jul 13, 17 11:23 AM
Mars Quiz - Tale-To-Author
Jul 12, 17 04:33 AM
Out of... Mars? An analysis of Out of Scarlight by Liz Williams
Jul 03, 17 12:59 PM
Thanator - For and Against
Jun 28, 17 05:53 AM
Chill on beautiful Iskar!
Jun 27, 17 01:32 PM
Mars Quiz - Author-To-Tale
Jun 27, 17 06:01 AM
To the Belt with Alan E Nourse
Jun 26, 17 05:33 PM
Old Solar System Diary June 2017
Jun 15, 17 07:10 AM
Venus Quiz - Author to Tale
Jun 12, 17 05:29 AM
Venus Quiz - Tale-to-Author
Jun 09, 17 08:02 AM
Still in orbit!
May 31, 17 05:33 PM
Old Solar System Diary May 2017
May 29, 17 07:20 AM
CLUFFS - Cute Little Unfulfilled Fragments of Fascination
May 29, 17 07:02 AM
Fictional Dates of the Old Solar System
May 21, 17 04:15 PM
New section added to the Galilean Satellites page.
May 20, 17 03:13 PM
See the new section, near the end of the page, quoting from "Finality Unlimited" by Donald Wandrei.
May 09, 17 07:36 AM
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
May 08, 17 05:36 PM
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
Apr 30, 17 01:26 PM
Old Solar System Diary April 2017
Apr 12, 17 05:05 AM
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
Apr 03, 17 06:58 AM
Indiana Jones on Mars: In the Tombs of the Martian Kings by Mike Resnick
Mar 31, 17 01:17 PM
The First Men in the Moon by H G Wells
Mar 30, 17 06:02 PM
Old Solar System Diary March 2017
Mar 21, 17 07:20 AM
Reconsidering a Unique Martian Tale: Shoals by Mary Rosenblum
Mar 17, 17 05:59 AM
A Coercive of Mars - S M Stirling's Swords of Zar-Tu-Kan
Mar 16, 17 07:08 AM
Sailing the Seven Spaceways
Mar 15, 17 07:36 AM
Moon Quiz - Author To Tale
Mar 15, 17 06:54 AM
Swollen, hypertrophied or disembodied brains in the Old Solar System
Mar 13, 17 12:42 PM
More impressions of Uranus' largest moon.
Mar 13, 17 06:16 AM
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,
Mar 11, 17 02:00 PM
Events of 1899, 2082, 2095, 2140, 2143, 2203, 2507, 2821, 3039 and 3040.
Mar 10, 17 04:48 AM
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
Mar 07, 17 03:04 PM
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
Mar 05, 17 05:34 AM
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
Mar 01, 17 10:14 AM
page view winners - statistics of page views
Feb 28, 17 04:33 PM
OSS Diary February 2017
Feb 19, 17 09:28 AM
A Return to Bradbury's Mars - The Ugly Duckling by Matthew Hughes
Feb 11, 17 09:13 AM
Time to Rest by John Wyndham