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

Interplanetary Travel in the Solar System of the Near Future

What would a truly advanced interplanetary transportation system be like? After all the near-future flags-and-footprints expeditions, research outposts, experimental space habitats, and space tourist centers we hear about so much are up and running, the build-out of space infrastructure will begin in earnest. In this … Continue readingInterplanetary Travel in the Solar System of the Near Future