World Building

Note:You have entered a rather old section of my webbuilding life, a fossil relic that is 20+ years old, and shows off my attempts at web-building according to the tools I had at the time. Hopefully the content will make up for lack of style.

Worldbuilding can refer to the construction of planet on which a story is set, complete with eco-systems, geology, and astonomy, but here it refers to the biological constructions of the aliens which appear in the book. Here are various documents and pictures for your enjoyment. As often happens in Worldbuilding, names and facts change until they are finally nailed down in a story -- and even then, they sometimes continue to change! So as you rummage through this background, it will be your challenge to match the worldbuilding with the alien race in the book.

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.

Our DNA is a double-stranded helix. What would be the implications of a triple-standed genetic molecule? My ideas in CHARACTERIZATION OF A TRI-SEXUAL, TRI- CHROMOSOMAL BIOLOGICAL SYSTEM (Never in print.)

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

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The Silent Runner War
In a future with interstellar travel and oppressed aliens, ecoterrorists battle against a malevolent pharmaceutical corporation.
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Bastard In The Promised Land
As a new resident of the Free Spacer society, Dutch must learn to navigate unfamiliar mores and customs, as well as a dysfunctional family, outer space aliens, and llamas.
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