OSS Updates

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 To keep out of date, enjoy each oldsflash in the items below.

Oct 21, 2018

Interplanetary Knock-Out

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

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Oct 20, 2018

CLUFFS

CLUFFS - Cute Little Unfulfilled Fragments of Fascination

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Oct 18, 2018

OSS Diary 2018

News, thoughts and reflections

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Oct 07, 2018

Tales To Astound

Your monthly on-site magazine of infinite adventure

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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 06, 2018

Zones Cup 2018

the System's hit-spots

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Oct 04, 2018

Page View Winners 2018

Top of the System charts

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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 17, 2018

Anthology Project

Anthology Project for New Old Solar System

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Sep 15, 2018

Fictional Dates of the Old Solar System

our timeline extended into fictional pasts and futures

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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 11, 2018

Uranian Throne reference page

terms and names used in the story

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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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May 01, 2018

The Gritty NOSS by Dylan Jeninga

Composing The Winds of Vulcan

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May 01, 2018

The Winds of Vulcan by Dylan Jeninga

The harsh little world was supposed to be lifeless, but...

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May 01, 2018

Dynoom

Uranian Throne - episode one

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May 01, 2018

Working In the Space Program

Jamie Ross writes of when he was a rocket man for real

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Apr 05, 2018

Thoughts on Michael Moorcock's The Lost Canal

Squeezing out what juice there is in a disappointing tale...

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Apr 05, 2018

Pirates of Titan by Dylan Jeninga

Kira had one last challenge to face...

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Apr 03, 2018

Europa Dive by Jamie Ross

the promised sequel to Beyond Despair...

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Mar 29, 2018

Critique of The Rise by Robert Gibson

notes by Christine Sims

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Mar 16, 2018

Relations with the Real

a tug of influence between fiction and reality

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Mar 15, 2018

Man to Mars and Moon

Since Elon Musk came up, I thought I would throw in my two centimes.. I have worked with SpaceX on a couple of projects. Musk has a sweet deal going

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Mar 13, 2018

Beyond Despair by Jamie Ross

The Seventh World secretly harbours life and saves it...

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Mar 13, 2018

Project Utopia by R Olsen

Astronomical efforts to avert sex-war...

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Mar 11, 2018

Whom Gods Destroy by Dylan Jeninga

Looters beware - the Moon is far from dead

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Mar 11, 2018

Anthology Contest

I have to admit, your contest actually got me writing and I am thankful for it. I am disappointed though in a couple of areas: (1) There was no feedback

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Mar 08, 2018

Rock and the Belt Pirates by Joe Guzzo

Rock pits his new-found powers against asteroidal villains

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Mar 07, 2018

Guess the World - Open

Readers can quiz each other

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Mar 01, 2018

The Chthonic Pull by Violet Bertelsen

A Uranian tale...

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Mar 01, 2018

On the Shoreline of Darkness by Violet Bertelsen

The night's Plutonian shore...

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Feb 15, 2018

Space Sargassoes, Derelicts and Clumps

Things that go bump in the void...

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Feb 14, 2018

Longtail - A Prologue

Adventures in a richly habitable far-future Solar System

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Feb 08, 2018

Vulcan

The legendary innermost planet, Vulcan does not exist, but stories about it do.

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Feb 07, 2018

critique of The Drop by Robert Gibson

notes by Christine Sims

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