OSS Updates

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 To keep out of date, enjoy each oldsflash in the items below.

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 25, 2021

Interplanetary Knock-Out 2020-2021

the 32 teams battle it out for the system trophy

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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 27, 2021

What to see on Mars

The Martian Scene

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Jun 27, 2021

Guess the World - Open

Readers can quiz each other

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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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Apr 11, 2021

oss diary 2021

reflections on life, the old solar system and everything

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Mar 28, 2021

CLUFFS

CLUFFS - Cute Little Unfulfilled Fragments of Fascination

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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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Mar 03, 2021

Fictional Dates of the Old Solar System

our timeline extended into fictional pasts and futures

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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

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

interplanetary-knock-out-hall-of-fame

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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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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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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Apr 24, 2020

Iron King

the ruler of Howlstone in the Red Desert

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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 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 Slavanns Must Play by Robert Gibson

Earth under the Plutonian yoke

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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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