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@1Grand_Marquis: The implication is that mapping new Hyperspace routes is dangerous, time-consuming, and involves a whole lot of trial and error before anything meaningful happens. Although, considering that at least a dozen unique species from the UR are reasonably well-known in the rest of the Galaxy (or at the least have a couple thousand individuals living in the known parts of the Galaxy), it's rather surprising that none of them have brought maps of their regions of the Galaxy with them . Considering how valuable maps and navigators' journals were back in the Age of Exploration on Earth, you'd think being able to suggest a whole bunch of new trading routes to merchants would be worth... well... more wealth than you can imagine. 1/16/11 1:48pm A planetary map of the entire Star Wars universe
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Articles about Writing Fantasy The Internal Conflict is more important than the Dragon – Advice for Epic Fantasy Writers - When writing fantasy it is very easy to let your imagination soar and to create amazing worlds and incredible creatures; and while you may give your reader something to enjoy you won’t really make a connection with him or her. The thing that will make the connection with your reader is the internal conflict your protagonist has to go through. Articles to help you write fantasy
In the best possible future, there will be no war, no famine, no crime, no sickness, no oppression, no fear, no limits, no shame... ...and nothing to do. This online novel contains strong language and extreme depictions of acts of sex and violence. Readers who are sensitive to such things should exercise discretion. Chapter 1Caroline at Play Chapter 2Lawrence Builds a Computer The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect: Contents
Chapter One A SQUAT grey building of only thirty-four stories. Over the main entrance the words, CENTRAL LONDON HATCHERY AND CONDITIONING CENTRE, and, in a shield, the World State's motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY. The enormous room on the ground floor faced towards the north. Cold for all the summer beyond the panes, for all the tropical heat of the room itself, a harsh thin light glared through the windows, hungrily seeking some draped lay figure, some pallid shape of academic goose-flesh, but finding only the glass and nickel and bleakly shining porcelain of a laboratory.
Books J.R.R. Tolkien changed the face of the fantasy genre when he published “The Hobbit” in 1937 and subsequently his famous “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. But with this defining moment in the genre, many of the great works that preceded Tolkien have been forgotten in time.
The Last Answer by Isaac Asimov — © 1980 Murray Templeton was forty-five years old, in the prime of life, and with all parts of his body in perfect working order except for certain key portions of his coronary arteries, but that was enough. The pain had come suddenly, had mounted to an unbearable peak, and had then ebbed steadily. He could feel his breath slowing and a kind of gathering peace washing over him. There is no pleasure like the absence of pain – immediately after pain.
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Books Nothing is better than finishing a brilliant science fiction novel knowing that it is only the first in a series. Some of the greatest minds in sci-fi have used the series format to create complex and thrilling universes for their story characters to exist in, while others have created dystopian (and utopian) future environments on earth. This list takes the best of the science fiction series genre and attempts to rank them – a difficult (and obviously subjective) task. For your reading pleasure, here are the 15 greatest science fiction book series. Vorkosigan Saga Top 15 Science Fiction Book Series - Top 10 Lists | Listverse
The Encyclopedia of Arda is a personal project - a tribute to and a celebration of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The site is evolving into an illustrated hypertext encyclopedia of Tolkien's realms and peoples. It already contains about four thousand entries, and we're constantly adding new entries and expanding existing ones.