the eternal zones
story archive

Here is our archive of OSS tales, arranged, broadly, in astronomical zones from the Sun outwards to the System's edge.  (When a tale is set on more than one world, it is listed in more than one zone.)

The links are either to where you can find the tales on this site, or they provide references to how to find them, in those cases where the tales have now "graduated" to book publishing, for example in the Vintage Worlds anthologies.  Either way, this is where the unwary reader is drawn into our ameliorated neighbouring worlds... worlds which have progressed, under the loving care of our writers, to being what they jolly well ought to be.

in and around the solar furnace

Flow    by K S Augustin

Incandescence (opening extract)    by Dylan Jeninga

The Winds of Vulcan     by Dylan Jeninga

marvels of old mercury

The Resurrection of Merrick Hardcastle    by K S Augustin

Zookie Must Die    by Violet Bertelsen

Lady Penelope and the Cultists of Thule   by David England

Where the Nightlife Never Ends    by Dylan Jeninga

a warm but not scorching venus

The Hard Streets of Aphrodite    by David England

Lady Penelope and the Drug Lords of Venus    by David England

Blood Prince of Venus (second part)   by Joel B Jones

Love in the Mountains of Venus    by Ron Mucklestone

A Life of Leisure and Renewed Vigor    by James W Murphy

Project Utopia     by R Olsen

Home    by Levi Seeley

earth-shimmer and earth-fate

A Martian Iliad (main setting)    by Ariel Cohen

Man of the World     by Robert Gibson

The Slavanns Must Play    by Robert Gibson

Provided at Generous Prices    by Dylan Jeninga

Exile to Space     by Jamie Ross 

mysteries of the moon

The Archives of the Moon     by Robert Gibson

The Mare Frigoris Culture     by Robert Gibson

Whom Gods Destroy     by Dylan Jeninga

The Rogue Planet      by Dylan Jeninga

meandering on mars

Exodus    by Joel Caris

The Hidden City of Mars    by Dylan Jeninga

Wanderers of Mars     by Dylan Jeninga

Blood Prince of Venus (first part)   by Joel B Jones

The Sarcastic Snake-Men of Neptune (opening scene on Callisto)
by Troy Jones III

The Horse-Men of Ganymede (first part) by Ron Mucklestone

The Magistrate    by Jamie Ross 

The Adventures of Longtail    by Xiangjun Zeng

asteroidal adventures

Decision on Euphrosyne    by David England

Rock and a Hard Place     by Joseph Guzzo

Rock and the Belt Pirates     by Joseph Guzzo

Project Selene     by "Xorx"

Peril on Pallas     by Dylan Jeninga and Zendexor

Rimworld Trash    by Dylan T Jeninga

jovian jeopardy

The Colorless Colossus of the Cold     by Dylan Jeninga   (set on Europa)

Flame Lords of Jupiter     by Robert Gibson

The Horse-Men of Ganymede    by Ron Mucklestone

Europa Dive     by Jamie Ross

Rimworld Trash    by Dylan T Jeninga   (the opening episode on Leda)

the saturn system

The Arc of Iapetus     by Robert Gibson

Rescue on Dione     by Robert Gibson

Pirates of Titan     by Dylan T Jeninga

Ghosts of Saturn    by Augustus and Lenore Keden

The Lost Rings of Saturn     by James W Murphy

uranian dreams

The Chthonic Pull     by Violet Bertelsen

Uranian Throne     by Robert Gibson

Plague Planet    by Dylan Jeninga

Beyond Despair    by Jamie Ross

Into the Wilds    by Jamie Ross 

neptunian horizons

Outlaws of Neptune    by Robert Gibson

The Sea Empress    by Dylan Jeninga

The Sarcastic Snake-Men of Neptune    by Troy Jones III

Cutter Pristine    by James W Murphy

plutonian nightmare

On the Shoreline of Darkness     by Violet Bertelsen

The Slavanns Must Play    by Robert Gibson   (set on Earth under Plutonian rule)

Trans-plutonian trip

Mission to the Tenth Planet     by Dylan Jeninga and Zendexor


Discussion of Longtail: A Prologue - critique by Troy Jones
[note: the piece discussed, which is by Xiangjun Zeng, has been removed to the author's website A Distant Sun]