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  1. BowOfOrion

    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Twice. But I think I've made my complex feelings on Dr. Baxter fairly well known at this point.
  2. BowOfOrion

    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Yeah, any issue with a reentering spaceplane is gonna do that for a while. That was part of why I didn't get too deep into the nitty-gritty of the problem.
  3. BowOfOrion

    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America
    Threadmarks: XL: Master Alarm

    Master Alarm 9 February 1987 – 0300 Hours United States Naval Observatory Washington, DC 38° 55' 18" N 77° 4' 1” W It was an ungodly hour because it somehow felt indecent to discuss this in the daytime. Daylight was for the work of government. The work they were expected to do. And whatever...
  4. BowOfOrion

    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Fine, apparently planting the idea in my head was enough to get me to finish working on it. (Bo Burnham voice) Daddy made you some content. (Tom Hanks typewriter voice) Damn you all to hell. I give you Chapter XL.
  5. BowOfOrion

    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Yes, I hope to have another chapter posted by the end of the month.
  6. BowOfOrion

    Air and Space Photos from Alternate Worlds.

    How else is Indiana Jones gonna hang off of this thing in the middle of the flight?
  7. BowOfOrion

    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Still working away everyone, but I wanted to thank all of you for voting for OoS in the Turtledoves. It's got 38 votes and that's about as many readers as I think each chapter reliably gets. But seriously though, thank you to everyone. If you haven't voted, be sure to vote (even if it's not...
  8. BowOfOrion

    2021 Turtledoves - Best Cold War to Contemporary Timeline Poll

    Ocean of Storms: “I believe there is something be said for exploring beautiful places. It's good for the spirit.” - Dave Scott
  9. BowOfOrion

    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    I'm currently finishing up my Star Wars Prequel rewrite. I'm into Act 3 of Episode 3 and I hope to wrap it up sometime in March or April. After that, OoS should resume regular postings. The next chapter (which is already outlined) has some political items which felt much more different when...
  10. BowOfOrion

    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Last bit of Episode II of the Requel Trilogy has been posted. Take a look here.
  11. BowOfOrion

    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Folks, I'm very sorry to have seemingly abandoned you. I'd like to use 2020 as an excuse, but to be honest, it's not so much my particular situation as that of my beloved country. Whenever I find myself ready to write, instead, somehow I wind up looking at polling numbers. I hope it will...
  12. BowOfOrion

    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Very kind of you, though I'm sure Mr. Baxter (is it Mr.? not sure if he has a doctorate?) would gladly take the profits from Voyage over the joys that I've had from writing OoS. I remember a few years ago I caught a snippet from one of those shows about restaurants with one of the chefs who...
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    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America
    Threadmarks: XXXIX: Out of State Visitor

    Out Of State Visitor 6 March 1986 Moonbase Outpost Expedition 8 Day 4 “And so, the alien comes back down a day later and they show him the peace plan, and they’re all proud of it. And the alien, big ol’ fella. He takes one look at this thing and he just bursts out laughing at the guys...
  14. BowOfOrion

    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Just wanted to show this because I thought it was cool. In working on OOS, I make a point to have ideas that are far ahead of where I'm currently publishing. One of those ideas is a concept for a game that can be played on the Moon. My version (called Warball) is something of a hybrid between...
  15. BowOfOrion

    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Saw this and wanted to share it. It's a great video of a theoretical flight of the X-20. Could work as something of a teaser trailer for OoS. Still hard at work on the next chapter. Thanks!
  16. BowOfOrion

    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    I try never to make a character up when there's a real-life version that's more interesting.
  17. BowOfOrion

    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Good catch. It was a typo. If I ever intentionally do a flashback, I'll let you know. Thanks for the tap on the shoulder!
  18. BowOfOrion

    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    Basically yes. My idea was to have expeditions starting at 2 week terms for the first few, gaining in time as the base expanded. Remember that the Clippers aren't shuttles. They are smaller, simpler vehicles. The Clippers are designed to be flown, processed and remounted in a much shorter...
  19. BowOfOrion

    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    I'd like to thank everyone for their patience. I've been working on the Requel Trilogy as something of a summer break during all the recent craziness. I hope all my readers are happy, healthy and safe, no matter what part of the world you find yourself in. With any luck you won't have to...
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    Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America
    Threadmarks: XXXVIII: Live From the Moon

    Live From the Moon 23 January 1986 Moonbase Outpost Expedition 6 Day 18 It was a rusty old saw in the Public Relations office that astronauts were rarely good on camera. The press ate up any chance to cover a live space mission because the public was still impressed with views of the...
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