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77 points by japagethttp://www.projectrho.com/public_html/rocket/worldbuilding.php
pmoriarty - 36 minutes ago
"When you are trying your hand at worldbuilding, please try to
avoid ice planets, desert planets, swamp planets, farm planets,
volcano planets, and other single-biome planets. The pejorative
term for this mistake is Monocosm..."What about arguably the most
famous and most successful planet in science fiction? Dune, a
desert planet, was a monocosm.
pavel_lishin - 3 hours ago
Greg Egan has recently released another novel, Dichronauts, which
features another universe where the laws of physics are changed due
to a sign change. (The first one is the Clockwork Rocket trilogy.)h
trynewideas - 2 hours ago
I don't know what's inspiring all these worldbuilding posts to make
the HN front page, but I'm enjoying the hell out of it.
danso - 2 hours ago
What other posts have there been?
zeptomu - 2 hours ago
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14989538There was recently
a thread about crafting plausible maps (aka "mapmaking", a
danso - 1 hours ago
Thanks! These are titles that I imagine didn't catch my eye
at the time.
trynewideas - 1 hours ago
Also https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14793809 last
month.Three in a month (that I've seen, at least) isn't a lot,
but for HN it's enough to make me notice.
AlanSE - 1 hours ago
Just an FYI, I am one of the supporters of this guy on
Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/nyrathThere are a few things I
really liked on the site and believed very strongly were important
to continue disseminating. My particular interest was in some of
the rocket designs and space colonization material. The author has
done a good deal of genuine original research and covers some very
granular design details.
perryprog - 5 minutes ago
Really cool subreddit for this type of discussion:
praptak - 48 minutes ago
Worldbuilding has its own Stackexchange which sometimes has
interesting discussions about difficulties in creating internally
consistent fantasy worlds. https://worldbuilding.stackexchange.com
oelmekki - 43 minutes ago
Wanted to mention that as well. This stack exchange is
incredible, it's like soundcloud for science fiction. I don't
contribute myself, but I'm subscribed to weekly newsletter, I
always enjoy it.