From the bowyer of archaic bows to modern target shooting, and all the usages of the bow through history and modern time.

Keys to Tartarus, chapter 1

Max sat at the large desk late into the night. After completing the algorithm development by hand, he was now programming the computer to handle the necessary calculations. Actuarial work in the 21st century was little different than the 19th century; just the tools...

Summary

Hades was happy to retire into obscurity when the Greek gods stepped down from worshipped figure heads. He now lives his life as an actuary, but he has held onto some elements of his old regalia, including one of the 5 keys to the Pit of Tartarus. Now someone wants...

The Periphery War

The Periphery War was Humanity’s first interstellar war. It started because of a political movement on Earth and then spread out to many other star system. The idea was a desire for a greater political and economic unity between all the human settlements and nations...

Tales of the Elder Things, a summary

The first book planned for the Stars Arising setting is an anthology of novellas and novelettes centered around the Elder Things of H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness. i have taken the liberty of reinterpreting some aspects of the Elder Things culture,...

UnWelcome Neighbors: the Baiselu

The Baiselu are old friends with the Aracana from their earliest starship days. The Baiselu ships are large clusters of spheres approximately 1 kilometer in diameter. The settlement pattern of the Baiselu has cast them all across the galaxy. They are colonist who seek...

Review of Bova’s Dueling Machine

The Dueling Machine is a novel by Ben Bova from 1969. It is part of his loose Watchman quartet about a space opera future where Terra dominates the galaxy. This story is set around the use of a psychotronic device capable of two participants entering a virtual reality...

Lord of Light, short review

In 1967 Roger Zelazny’s Lord of Light was published. The book would go on to win the Hugo award for best novel in 1968, and be nominated for the Nebula award in the same category. And both are well deserved. Zelazny wrote a novel that is a wonderful blend of science...

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