OSS Updates

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 To keep out of date, enjoy each oldsflash in the items below.

Dec 04, 2019

Guess the World - Open

Readers can quiz each other

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Dec 01, 2019

Tales To Astound

Your monthly on-site magazine of infinite adventure

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Dec 01, 2019

Outlaws of Neptune by Robert Gibson

Interrogator Eyol dared the trail to the wobbly mountains...

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Dec 01, 2019

Of Dresses and Dames by David England

An unsavoury hero shows a softer side

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Dec 01, 2019

One Who Burns Worlds by David England

A daughter's quest to find her place takes a strange turn

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Nov 26, 2019

Interplanetary Knock-Out

32 teams from around the System vie each month for the IKO Trophy

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Nov 22, 2019

Anthology Project

Anthology Project for New Old Solar System

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Nov 18, 2019

The Fireside

chat-reports from the author of the Longtail series

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Nov 13, 2019

OSS Diary 2019

Announcements and reflections...

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Nov 01, 2019

Uranian Throne Episode 13 The Validator Rips

The Terran Heir is roused at long last...

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Nov 01, 2019

The Magistrate by Jamie Ross

Martian justice is ruthlessly environmental

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Nov 01, 2019

Devil's Due by David England

a disillusioned PI with a case... and a past

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Oct 13, 2019

Olhoav city-map

A plan of a Uranian city

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Oct 09, 2019

Fictional Dates of the Old Solar System

our timeline extended into fictional pasts and futures

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Oct 01, 2019

Sleeping Fury episode 4 by Xiangjun Zeng

Continuing the adventures of Longtail on far-future Mars

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Oct 01, 2019

Into the Wilds by Jamie Ross

the crew of the Shining Star descend to the surface of Uranus in search of their missing pilot...

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Oct 01, 2019

The Dance of the Red Lady by David England

coming of age among faltering worlds...

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Sep 12, 2019

An Unorthodox World

This isn't a world, and yet, it is. It's realistic, but OSS, all the same. Written in 1985, way past the age of OSS, is Larry Niven's Integral Trees. There,

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Aug 31, 2019

Sleeping Fury Part 3 by Xiangjun Zeng

the iron king and the red city manoeuvre for advantage

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Aug 31, 2019

Where the Nightlife Never Ends by Dylan Jeninga

Comeuppance on Darkside...

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Aug 31, 2019

Uranian Throne Episide 12 The City Cracks by Robert Gibson

The foundations of Olhoav split

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Aug 29, 2019

The Great Moon Hoax

While reading From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne, the book mentions a work of fiction by a Sir John Herschel, who had apparently improved a telescope's

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Aug 01, 2019

Who will next reach the Moon? by Jamie Ross

Assessing the seriousness of space programs...

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Aug 01, 2019

The Resurrection of Merrick Hardcastle by K S Augustin

Things can get tough on Mercury...

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Aug 01, 2019

Exile To Space by Jamie Ross

rejected by two worlds...

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Jul 31, 2019

Have any of you heard of Space: 1889?

Space: 1889 is a tabletop rpg that brings the Old Solar System to life. Old Mars, shaped again. The red deserts and canal cities of a falling Mars that

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Jul 21, 2019

The Adventures of Longtail

A far-future, post-human Solar System

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Jul 01, 2019

A Life of Leisure and Renewed Vigor by James W Murphy

Venus is not for everyone...

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Jun 26, 2019

CLUFFS

CLUFFS - Cute Little Unfulfilled Fragments of Fascination

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Jun 24, 2019

Rock Toad

a mountain-sized Martian being

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Jun 07, 2019

Whom Gods Destroy by Dylan Jeninga

Looters beware - the Moon is far from dead

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Jun 01, 2019

The Lost Rings of Saturn by James W Murphy

A Jovian saves the day - on Saturn

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Apr 13, 2019

Planet X

a fictional world that orbits beyond Pluto...

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Apr 02, 2019

The Sea Empress by Dylan Jeninga

Neptunian oceanic splendour and sorrow

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Apr 01, 2019

An Approach to World-Building

comments on constructing a planetary epic

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Mar 04, 2019

Uranian Throne Episode 11 The Terran Heir

the mind of an Earthman in the body of a Uranian

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Mar 01, 2019

Be Seeing You by Dylan Jeninga

A rover with sentiment...

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Feb 17, 2019

Field Observations from a Far-Future Mars by Xiangjun Zeng

...found in the Grand Library of Red City

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Feb 01, 2019

Uranian Throne Episode 10 The Londoner

An unsuspecting amateur of space science

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Jan 31, 2019

Pirates on Mars - again: Chris Roberson's Mariner

Dylan Jeninga reports on the penultimate tale in Old Mars

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Jan 28, 2019

The Best Views in the Solar System

I am working on a story whose opening scene is planned to be on Callisto with a view of Jupiter. When writing this scene, I thought, wouldn’t it be nice

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Jan 23, 2019

Solar System of Ideas: Stapledon and Dick - by Antolin Gibson

worlds swept into visionary schemes

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Jan 14, 2019

Chinese lunar rover, Navigation and Names

crossing the magpie bridge...

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Jan 10, 2019

Zones Cup 2018

the System's hit-spots

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Jan 06, 2019

Page View Winners 2018

Top of the System charts

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Jan 05, 2019

OSS clues, NOSS News

Spreading the word for new tales or obscure gems...

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Dec 31, 2018

Uranian Throne Episode 9 The Last Card

Dyoom commits to the final hope for Olhoav

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Dec 31, 2018

The Adventures of Longtail - Sleeping Fury Part 2

the Red City and the Dune Sea...

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Dec 29, 2018

The Cold White North of Mars

The Red Planet's Boreal Pole in for NOSS treatment

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