Musings on Worldbuilding



For your consideration: a collection of short essays on the art of worldbuilding. All of these have previously appeared in print, unless noted.

Anyone can build a Martian. Can you build a Better Martian?

Yes, but how do Martians have sex? In this, the sequel to the previous piece, I explore the building of genders, sexual practices, and care of young. I've also added a bit of fiction illustrating my ideas, which may not be suitable for all readers. It's the purple prose... See Martian Sex!

If our earth orbited a sun fifty percent heavier that our Sol, would it be no more than a parched, overheated orb? Maybe not. Come to Heavisol.

Does Religion have a place in SF or Fantasy? I argue yes in Religion and SF/Fantasy

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