OSS Updates

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 To keep out of date, enjoy each oldsflash in the items below.

Aug 19, 2019

Interplanetary Knock-Out

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

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Aug 18, 2019

Guess the World - Open

Readers can quiz each other

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Aug 08, 2019

OSS Diary 2019

Announcements and reflections...

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Aug 02, 2019

Tales To Astound

Your monthly on-site magazine of infinite adventure

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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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Aug 01, 2019

The Dance of the Red Lady by David England

the daughter of a spy is given her own start in espionage

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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 27, 2019

Anthology Project

Anthology Project for New Old Solar System

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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 27, 2019

The Fireside

chat-reports from the author of the Longtail series

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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 19, 2019

Olhoav city-map

A plan of a Uranian city

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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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Dec 27, 2018

The Purple Sea by Dylan Jeninga

Is Venus Eden or Hell? Hard to decide...

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Dec 24, 2018

The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs by Antolin Gibson

ERB the Experimenter

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Dec 24, 2018

OSS Diary 2018

News, thoughts and reflections

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Dec 22, 2018

Fictional Dates of the Old Solar System

our timeline extended into fictional pasts and futures

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Dec 15, 2018

Uranian Throne reference page

terms and names used in the story

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Dec 01, 2018

uranian throne episode 8 the brain-mist writhes

Hyala smashes the bowl...

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Nov 26, 2018

Science catching up?

the literal in pursuit of the literary

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Nov 01, 2018

Uranian Throne Episode 7 The Claw Extends

Watch your step during the Great Backgrounder Revolution...

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Oct 27, 2018

home on mars by phyllis eisenstein - reviewed by dylan jeninga

the thrill of martian familiarity...

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Oct 07, 2018

We are all human after all by Jamie Ross

epic toilet wars in space

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Oct 01, 2018

Long Live the Billion-Year Space Reich by Violet Bertelsen

A somewhat Elon-gated ambition...

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Oct 01, 2018

Uranian Throne Episode 6 The Infrastructure Throbs

Dempelath excites the urban fabric

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Sep 07, 2018

Rimworld Trash by Dylan T Jeninga

The good ship Rasi gets into trouble on Leda

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