Big Families on the High Frontier: Worldbuilding Space Colony Demography

Science fiction worldbuilding often features space colonization, but only seldomly is it considered through a demographic lens. This is likely because most science fiction writers and artists find other aspects of their worlds much more interesting to build, and basing the demographics of various places … Continue readingBig Families on the High Frontier: Worldbuilding Space Colony Demography

Dancing in Space: Worldbuilding More Zero-G Sports

In science-fiction settings involving near future spacefaring cultures, athletic arts and disciplines are severely underrated as a driver of space economies and as a vocation for space colonists, especially compared to the likes of asteroid mining. Some of the most spectacular opportunities space presents for … Continue readingDancing in Space: Worldbuilding More Zero-G Sports

Colonizing the Oort Cloud: The Final Frontier of the Solar System

Once mankind’s footprint has touched worlds across the solar system, what will be the last frontier? In the solar system of the near future, colonization will almost certainly spread outward from near-Earth space. The planets and settings closest to Earth will be settled first: Mars, … Continue readingColonizing the Oort Cloud: The Final Frontier of the Solar System

Worldbuilding Communications with Smoke, Mirrors, and Analog Computers

When writing any story, whether your characters can receive communication in time during a critical moment often makes or breaks a story. What makes or breaks this element of a plot is the kind of communication technology that is available in the setting. The setting … Continue readingWorldbuilding Communications with Smoke, Mirrors, and Analog Computers