On this blog I will post stories I have written, most of this stories are mundane science fiction, a sub-genre of science fiction. Mundane science fiction are stories set in the near future and either on Earth or in our Solar System, further this type of science fiction is based on the current state of scientific knowledge. Although I might deviate a little bit of the rules of mundane science fiction, you will not find “sword and planet”, “faster than light” or similar stories.
Space colonization is a central theme of most of the stories I will place on this site, in particular I will deal with the political and social issues related to space colonization. Further I will explore in my stories different types of societies and new ways of life. All kind of emerging technologies will be discussed in the stories, but mostly within the context of their consequences for society. As general rule I will not use hyper-links in the stories in this blog. If necessary I place at the end of a story a short list of hyper-links about the key concepts of that story.
Since I realize that due to the length of the stories, scrolling this page for stories will be cumbersome, I have created an overview page with a link together with a short summary for each story posted on this blog.
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The previous installments of this story were published on this site, but according to my new policy, I have just published two new parts on Wattpad.
You can read all published parts here.
A short sneak preview:
On the other side of the Moon, Lisandra Wendell y Verdas was sitting in her office. She was the general manager of the Grimaldi Resort, the oldest and also the largest of all Lunar tourist resorts. On her desk were laying the plans for a new resort, one to build on the far-side. While enjoying a glass of the finest wine available on the Earth’s only natural satellite – the resort had a special greenhouse for the cultivation of grapes – the woman was studying the documents with great interest.
“Winux” refers to any combination of Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux, such as:
- Linux + Wine
- Linux + Windows VM
- Windows + Linux subsystems
- Windows + Linux VM
The way magic is inherited in the Harry Potter universe cannot properly explained by Mendel’s law regarding dominant and recessive genes. Also a polygenetic model of inheritance does not seem to fit the examples provided in the official HP canon. However, I believe that there is one method known to modern genetics that perfectly fits. Continue reading →
I have decided no longer to post stories on this website. Instead I have created account on Wattpad and from now on I will publish my stories there. On this site I will continue to post my musings (“contemplation”) and the occasional reviews.
The Family Code of the Queendom of Amazonia, has the following structure:
Title 1 Natural Persons
Title 2 Descendants and Adoption
Title 3 Marriage
Section 1 The Legal Consequences of Marriage
This section defines marriage as a union between two women of at least seventeen years of age.
It establishes that the junior spouse owes obedience to her senior spouse.
It further deals with the legal position of a junior spouse and with matrimony.
Section 2 Dissolution of Marriage
There are two ways how a marriage can be dissolved: annulment and divorce.
It establishes the grounds for annulment and provides three for grounds for divorce:
- neglect of marital duties
- criminal conviction
Section 3 Child Custody After Dissolution
Section 4 Recognition of Foreign Marriages
This part establishes, among other things, that a marriage between a man and a woman is null and void.
Title 4 Inheritance
Title 5 Curatelle
Title 6 Provisions Regarding The Royal Family
Name: The Republic of New Afrika
Primary location: Sun-Earth Lagrange points
Form of government: unitary parliamentary republic
Capital city: Karenga
Economic system: mixed market economy
Official ideology/state religion: ubuntu
Role in international relations: small power
Main allies: Elysia
Main rivals: none
National Anthem: Jo Fo! (Go straight ahead!)
National sport: Athletics
Featured in: Dinner
Urando is the name of a planet and its single continent, which is about the size of all terrestrial continents combined. Besides this super-continent there are several “small islands” on the planet. Though usually called small islands, several have sizes between that of Iceland and that of Greenland. These islands are scattered across the Urandan Ocean and most are uninhabited, due to the large distances between them and the mainland. Continue reading →
I have previously posted a photograph of the map of Urando. However, I have now properly scanned this map, so I am now able to use graphic software (Inkscape and GIMP) to edit the map and to produce maps of individual regions and countries.
My intention is to update an improved map of Urando and maps of Gramatia and Benya before New Year. Later this week I will post more background articles regarding Urando.
As things go as planned, I will get another computer in some time from now. The principle OS which I will install on it, will be – of course – a Linux distribution. However, I intend to run a couple of other operating systems using virtualization (kvm, to be precise). I have compiled a list of some guest OSes, including some other Linux distributions, but also a few other OSes: Continue reading →