From the ages when the stars were nothing more than pinpricks of Heaven to the time when the Earth was a dead and dusty myth attested only by its biological legacy, our ancestors told the stories that sustained their personal universes. We have come to this place, to you, to return what we have learned from them and from ourselves during our time in the wild. Wherever we wander, here shall always be our hearth; the life-giving firelight by which we see and sleep. We are the new dreamers, and you have found our new dream.
This is the Celestial Mechanics Universe Repository.
|syngenesis||A blog dedicated to teaching artists, writers, and other world-builders how to include scientifically-grounded elements in their creations in rational and consistent ways. Co-written by Illumina and Samantha, we explore the universe at large (and nearby!) with examples from popular fiction, fresh ideas, and realistic (or semi-realistic) alternatives to common tropes.|
|thet||A shattered world sits around a tiny, furious star, broken into asteroids, blessed by the magic of scientists to form habitable islands. Upon them, the debris of dozens of civilizations from countless centuries sit, beset upon by the most distant children of Earth and those they have encountered in the half-million years since their departure from home. Thet's history encapsulates dozens of vast empires, their rises, falls, wars, and the customs and daily lives of their peoples across a hundred star systems—and it's still growing.|
|the burning phosphor||Art, imaginings, and schematics for ongoing projects, especially the Link. Occasional ponderances on technology and the bleeding edge of theoretical programming.|
|samantics||Musings, generally of an unnecessarily technical nature. Updated infrequently, but never a closed case. Topics include linguistics, computer science, biology, chemistry, and occasionally song lyrics about one or all of the above.|
|code||Cosmic Machine provides easy access to the development information behind all programming projects hosted at CM.net.|