What's new in the defunct Old Solar System? To keep out of date, enjoy each oldsflash in the items below.
Jan 22, 2022
Uranian Throne episode 19 The Non-Dummy Run
a simulation turns dangerously real
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Jan 20, 2022
Fictional Dates of the Old Solar System
our timeline extended into fictional pasts and futures
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Jan 18, 2022
What to see on the Sun
The solar scene
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Jan 16, 2022
Guess the World - Open
Readers can quiz each other
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Jan 01, 2022
the hits race
the monthly popularity-contest for world-teams
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Dec 23, 2021
What to see on the Moon
The lunar scene
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Dec 21, 2021
What to see on Mars
The Martian Scene
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Dec 16, 2021
A Survey of Ooranye
the geography, biologies and mentalities of the seventh planet
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Dec 14, 2021
Ooranye - maps
maps of the uranian hemispheres
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Dec 12, 2021
Reconstructions by Robert Gibson
a mystery of the Second World War
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Dec 08, 2021
oss diary 2021
reflections on life, the old solar system and everything
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Nov 28, 2021
CLUFFS - Cute Little Unfulfilled Fragments of Fascination
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Oct 31, 2021
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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Oct 30, 2021
The Mare Frigoris Culture by Robert Gibson
a lost episode of renaissance history
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Oct 19, 2021
Old Friends by K S Augustin
two knights in a tavern, at the end of a tourney, each unaware of the other's plan
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Oct 05, 2021
writing that clunks amid the proto-oss rubble
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Oct 03, 2021
the literary soul of the largest asteroid
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Sep 17, 2021
Delegators by Nikita Zuev
Terran negotiators on a world that faces doom...
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Aug 26, 2021
Interplanetary Knock-Out 2020-2021
the 32 teams battle it out for the system trophy
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Jul 25, 2021
Uranian Throne episode 18 The Rash Down-Payment
A tour guide takes risks with an ancient curse
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Jul 12, 2021
Rescue on Dione by Robert Gibson
A tale of Saturn's fourth moon
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Jun 19, 2021
What to see on Saturn
The Saturnian Scene
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Jun 15, 2021
What to see on Pallas
What to see on Pallas
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Jun 07, 2021
The implicizer aimed at the Martian Diagram of Power
An enigmatic snippet from James Blish is expanded into a fuller scenario
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May 26, 2021
Tales To Astound
Your monthly on-site magazine of infinite adventure
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May 26, 2021
Lady Penelope and the Cultists of Thule by David England
Strange runes discovered on Mercury. Graffiti? Or something far more sinister?
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May 04, 2021
The implicizer aimed at Blowups Happen
embellishing a reference to ancient lunar catastrophe
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Apr 29, 2021
Uranian Throne episode 17 The Scared Logician
a wanderer scales a haunted ridge
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Apr 19, 2021
sleeping fury episode 9 into the darkness by xiangjun zeng
the longtail faces the gloomstalker
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Mar 24, 2021
H P Lovecraft - misunderstood?
an awe-inspirer rather than a horrifier
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Mar 20, 2021
William Hope Hodgson: A View by Antolin Gibson
a master of dark far-future splendour
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Mar 12, 2021
Robert E Howard by Antolin Gibson
a celebration of some key stories set on colourful Earth
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Feb 17, 2021
The Hidden City of Mars by Dylan Jeninga
concealment is for a reason
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Jan 15, 2021
page view winners 2020
the most-viewed pages of 2020
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Jan 11, 2021
Zones Cup 2020
the most popular worlds of 2020
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Jan 01, 2021
Uranian Throne episode 16 Confluence at Ao
the wilderness-wanderer arrives
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Dec 19, 2020
Anthology Project for New Old Solar System
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Dec 01, 2020
Decision on Euphrosyne by David England
sometimes you have to decide by doing...
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Oct 26, 2020
the list of champions
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Sep 13, 2020
An Approach to World-Building
comments on constructing a planetary epic
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Sep 01, 2020
Uranian Throne episode 15 Zyperan
the horror athwart the route to Syoom
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Aug 24, 2020
OSS Diary 2020
musings and announcements
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Aug 01, 2020
Plague Planet by Dylan Jeninga
A distress call retracted... villainy at work on Ariel
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Jul 04, 2020
Ray Cummings' Mercury
the innermost planet as portrayed in the two 'Tama' books
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Jun 16, 2020
Gloomstalker by xiangjun zeng
sadism given form on a sinister future Venus
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May 26, 2020
A word of thanks and some thoughts on the genre
Aspiring author here. This site has been an absolute delight to read through. Thanks for taking the time to make it. It's great to see others out there
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May 19, 2020
Lunar Surface Creatures
the natives of our moon's outdoors
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May 17, 2020
A (liberal) history of the solar system.
A while ago, I decided to compile a history of the solar system, and the opportunities that life had. What I found is astonishing. I subscribe to the 'liberal'
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May 04, 2020
The Longtail by Xiangjun Zeng
A far-future Martian pathfinder
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