OSS Updates

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 To keep out of date, enjoy each oldsflash in the items below.

Feb 21, 2019

Interplanetary Knock-Out

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

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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 17, 2019

Sandworms

creatures of the Martian Cauldron...

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Feb 05, 2019

OSS Diary 2019

Announcements and reflections...

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Feb 01, 2019

Tales To Astound

Your monthly on-site magazine of infinite adventure

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Feb 01, 2019

Uranian Throne Episode 10 The Londoner

An unsuspecting amateur of space science

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Feb 01, 2019

The Sons of Eris by David England

space pirates with a difference...

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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 31, 2019

Guess the World - Open

Readers can quiz each other

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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 31, 2018

Something New Under the Sun by David England

Hear from a space-faring assistant to a Baroness-spy...

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Dec 30, 2018

The Adventures of Longtail

A far-future, post-human Solar System

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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 20, 2018

Anthology Project

Anthology Project for New Old Solar System

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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 25, 2018

CLUFFS

CLUFFS - Cute Little Unfulfilled Fragments of Fascination

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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

The Lifeblood of Worlds by David England

Set in an early Space Age...

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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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Sep 01, 2018

The Adventures of Longtail 1: Sleeping Fury by Xiangjun Zeng

The Longtail saga is underway

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Sep 01, 2018

Uranian Throne Part 5 - The Lever of Power

Exploitation of "backgrounder" discontent gains Dempelath a mass-following...

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Aug 29, 2018

Discussion of "Longtail: A Prologue"

I looked around the site and it appears there doesn't seem to be a discussion of Longtail: A Prologue by Xianjun Zeng (to be found in Tales to Astound).

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Aug 01, 2018

Uranian Throne Part 4 - Exception

Dempelath confounds Dynoom, and Hyala finds out who she is

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Jul 09, 2018

Re: Stretching the OSS

That's an interesting question. I think a good case can be made for membership in the OSS when a story takes place entirely in our solar system but the

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Jul 01, 2018

The Rogue Planet by Dylan Jeninga

a wandering world with a silent tale to tell...

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Jul 01, 2018

Uranian Throne Part 3 - The Nebulee

An inexperienced Wayfarer confronts the unknown

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Jun 26, 2018

interplanetary-knock-out-hall-of-fame

the list of champions

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Jun 04, 2018

Caliban's Bar

a drunken ditty of a spaceman's dive

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Jun 01, 2018

The Dark Forest Premise and a Look at Spacesuits by Jamie Ross

back to a better future with skin-tight suits...

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Jun 01, 2018

Uranian Throne Part 2 - Hyala

...A comforter in troubled times

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May 17, 2018

Retaliators of Luna

Thoughts on Curt Newton's Resurrection

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May 03, 2018

Zookie Must Die by Violet Bertelsen

Meeting your fate on Darkside

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