OSS Updates

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 To keep out of date, enjoy each oldsflash in the items below.

Jun 26, 2022

Uranian Throne episode 16 Confluence at Ao

the wilderness-wanderer arrives

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Jun 25, 2022

Uranian Throne episode 15 Zyperan

the horror athwart the route to Syoom

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Jun 25, 2022

Guess The World third series

More scenes to test your recognition skills

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Jun 24, 2022

What to see on Venus

The Venusian scene

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Jun 19, 2022

oss diary 2022

reflections on life, the oss and everything

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Jun 18, 2022

What to see on Mercury

The Mercurian scene

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Jun 15, 2022

Uranian Throne episode 14 The heartland beckons

a naturalised Terran shows leadership in exile

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Jun 14, 2022

What to see on Dione

the Dionean scene

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Jun 11, 2022

What to see on the Moon

The lunar scene

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Jun 07, 2022

What to see on Mars

The Martian Scene

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Jun 04, 2022

Fictional Dates of the Old Solar System

our timeline extended into fictional pasts and futures

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Jun 03, 2022

Guess The World - how many scenes on each world

how well each world is doing on the scenic front

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Jun 02, 2022

the hits race

the monthly popularity-contest for world-teams

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May 27, 2022

What to see on Vulcan

The Vulcanian scene

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May 26, 2022

Uranian Throne Episode 13 The Validator Rips

The Terran Heir is roused at long last...

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May 24, 2022

What to see on Europa

The Europan scene

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May 21, 2022

CLUFFS

CLUFFS - Cute Little Unfulfilled Fragments of Fascination

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May 16, 2022

Guess the World - Open

Readers can quiz each other

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May 13, 2022

What to see on Io

The Ionian scene

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May 10, 2022

Uranian Throne Episide 12 The City Cracks by Robert Gibson

The foundations of Olhoav split

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May 06, 2022

What to see on Pluto

The Plutonian scene

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May 03, 2022

Uranian Throne Episode 11 The Terran Heir

the mind of an Earthman in the body of a Uranian

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May 03, 2022

Characters of Worlds or...?

Regarding that idea about the “characters of the worlds” or planetary archetypes – I think you may have got something here. I wonder if all these imaginary

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Apr 20, 2022

More native planetary names by authors

Hello! I saw your page about Names in the Old Solar System and since I am a bit of an amateur linguist, I always appreciate good naming in the descriptions

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Apr 18, 2022

Uranian Throne Episode 10 The Londoner

An unsuspecting amateur of space science

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Apr 15, 2022

Uranian Throne Episode 9 The Last Card

Dynoom commits to the final hope for Olhoav

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Apr 12, 2022

the jungle moons - a discussion

the densely blooming outer satellites of the system...

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Apr 11, 2022

What to see on Earth

The Terran Scene

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Mar 31, 2022

uranian throne episode 8 the brain-mist writhes

Hyala smashes the bowl...

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Mar 29, 2022

What to see on Ceres

The Cerian scene

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Feb 27, 2022

Idea for another site - The Stellar Neighbourhood

Idea for another site - The Stellar Neighbourhood

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Feb 18, 2022

A Survey of Ooranye

the geography, biologies and mentalities of the seventh planet

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Jan 29, 2022

Uranian Throne episode 19 The Non-Dummy Run

a simulation turns dangerously real

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Jan 18, 2022

What to see on the Sun

The solar scene

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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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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

Creakers

writing that clunks amid the proto-oss rubble

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Oct 03, 2021

Ceres

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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