Introduction

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.

Comments are welcome, but I will moderate all comments and I alone will decide on whether a comment will be approved.

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The Lunar Radio Observatory

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.

Terminology: Winux

“Winux” refers to any combination of Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux, such as:

  • Linux + Wine
  • Linux + Windows VM
  • Windows + Linux subsystems
  • Windows + Linux VM

Harry Potter and the Magical Gene

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 →

Announcement

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.

Amazonian Family Code

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
  • adultry
  • 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

Country files: New Afrika

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

Language: Afrihili

Founded: 2030s

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

The small islands

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 →

Urando map

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.

Movim

Movim is an open source, decentralized and standardized social network. Unlike competitors like “facebook” it is not driven by financial interest but is instead funded through donations. So there are no adds and also the privacy of its users is respected.

Interestingly Movim is not hosted on a single server but on several ones. Each user can select a server he or she likes, located in a country of one’s preference. Also everyone is able to set up a new Movim server.

I have created a Movin account (just look me up on Movim – my user name is Mordanicus).

More info: movim.eu

A few words on solaris

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 →