The Crumpleverse

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Daeres, Aug 12, 2019 at 9:30 AM.

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    In the 28th century humankind is a truly interstellar species, settled across hundreds of worlds and capable of extraordinary technological feats. The technology underlying all of this is the 4D Translation Drive, aka the Crumple drive, allowing navigation via 4D spatial topography. This technology, developed in the early 22nd century, allows for vast 3D distances to be skipped entirely, cutting journeys of months or years into days or weeks. The human sphere that has emerged in the drive's wake is one in which societies, cultures, and languages have continued to change and evolve. This is not a future of monocultures, nor one in which Earth's 21st century nations have been imported without change, but a future in which *history* continues.

    Welcome to the Crumpleverse.

    This has been explored through a series of maps and infographics, both those I've created casually and those where my Patrons have helped fund more ambitious work. The Crumpleverse remains a primarily visual universe, but it has expanded outside of its original map-focus to incorporate pages and work that are graphical but not necessarily including maps. Between this and a number of requests for the Crumpleverse to gain its own thread it feels like the time is right to do just that.

    This initial post will collate links to all Crumpleverse images. Those with enough map related content will continue to be posted on the Map Thread, but those that are not will instead be posted here.

    Standalone Crumpleverse Graphics
    Kahlo (AH post|dA link)
    Shaja (AH post|dA link)
    Mahuike (AH post|dA link)
    New Mumbai (AH post|dA link)
    Chrome (AH post|dA link)
    New Mercia (AH post|dA link)


    Neoclassicism in the Human Sphere
    Title Page (AH post|dA link)
    Delphi 1 (AH post|dA link)
    Delphi 2 (AH post|dA link)
    Final 1 (AH post|dA link)
    Final 2 (AH post|dA link)
    Romanitas 1 (AH post|dA link)
    Romanitas 2 (AH post|dA link)
    Romanitas 3 (AH post|dA link)
    Neo-Sumerianism 1 (AH post|dA link)
    Neo-Sumerianism 2 (AH post|dA link)
    Polynesia of the Stars 1 (AH post|dA link)
    Polynesia of the Stars 2 (AH post|dA link)
     
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    This is the title page for Neoclassicism in the Human Sphere, which I didn't post earlier because, well, no maps.

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    Here's the first page for Neo-Sumerianism, which I'm really pleased with.

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    And here's the second page of Neo-Sumerianism.

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    Crossposting from the Map Thread, just to keep consistent.

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