OSS Updates

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 To keep out of date, enjoy each oldsflash in the items below.

Jul 13, 2020

Interplanetary Knock-Out 2020

the 32 teams battle it out for the system trophy

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Jul 11, 2020

Guess the World - Open

Readers can quiz each other

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Jul 11, 2020

Anthology Project

Anthology Project for New Old Solar System

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Jul 05, 2020

OSS Diary 2020

musings and announcements

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Jul 05, 2020

CLUFFS

CLUFFS - Cute Little Unfulfilled Fragments of Fascination

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Jul 04, 2020

Ray Cummings' Mercury

the innermost planet as portrayed in the two 'Tama' books

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Jul 01, 2020

Tales To Astound

Your monthly on-site magazine of infinite adventure

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Jul 01, 2020

Fortune's Bitter Road by David England

we each have our path in this sad little drama called life

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Jul 01, 2020

The Mare Frigoris Culture by Robert Gibson

a lost episode of renaissance history

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Jun 16, 2020

Gloomstalker by xiangjun zeng

sadism given form on a sinister future Venus

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Jun 02, 2020

Fictional Dates of the Old Solar System

our timeline extended into fictional pasts and futures

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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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May 01, 2020

Uranian Throne episode 14 The heartland beckons

a naturalised Terran shows leadership in exile

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May 01, 2020

A Dark, Imperious Hand by David England

Hidden Agendas, Looming Danger in the foggy streets of Venus

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Apr 24, 2020

Iron King

the ruler of Howlstone in the Red Desert

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Apr 01, 2020

The Last Baroness by David England

all things must come to an end...

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Apr 01, 2020

Outlaws of Neptune by Robert Gibson

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

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Mar 31, 2020

Uranian Throne Episode 13 The Validator Rips

The Terran Heir is roused at long last...

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Mar 30, 2020

Uranian Throne Episide 12 The City Cracks by Robert Gibson

The foundations of Olhoav split

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Mar 29, 2020

Uranian Throne Episode 11 The Terran Heir

the mind of an Earthman in the body of a Uranian

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Mar 04, 2020

Sleeping Fury: Journey to the Skybridge by Xiangjun Zeng

the latest in the Longtail saga

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Mar 01, 2020

Provided At Generous Prices by Dylan Jeninga

but prehistoric man did not read the small print

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Feb 29, 2020

Idea for another site - The Stellar Neighbourhood

Idea for another site - The Stellar Neighbourhood

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Feb 04, 2020

The Fireside

chat-reports from the author of the Longtail series

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Feb 01, 2020

The Colorless Colossus of the Cold

an alien monster on Europa

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Feb 01, 2020

The Slavanns Must Play by Robert Gibson

Earth under the Plutonian yoke

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Feb 01, 2020

Of Dresses and Dames by David England

An unsavoury hero shows a softer side

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Jan 10, 2020

Zones Cup 2019

the system's most sought-after areas

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Jan 08, 2020

Zones Cup 2018

the System's hit-spots

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Jan 08, 2020

Page-View Winners 2019

the hit parade of the most popular pages on site

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Jan 01, 2020

One Who Burns Worlds by David England

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

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Dec 26, 2019

Interplanetary Knock-Out

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

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Nov 13, 2019

OSS Diary 2019

Announcements and reflections...

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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 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

Where the Nightlife Never Ends by Dylan Jeninga

Comeuppance on Darkside...

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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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