Dating science your side
And ships that never quite made it, like the Strategic Star Command Galactic Cruiser Leif Ericson.In many cases, the ship becomes a character in and of themselves.Thirdly I tend to use novels that I personally think are forgotten and under-rated classsics, hoping you will be intrigued enough to look up a copy of the novel. It is also to help science fiction readers and game players to notice when the media they are enjoying diverges from scientific reality. This web site might not be an adequate crib-sheet for media science fiction, but I'm doing my best.In that case, look up the story or novel in The Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Keep in mind that whether you are designing a rocket for your SF novel, or for a science fictional wargame, the ship can be the center of attention.In genre sf, the ultimate aim of technological progress is, in the words of Mack Reynolds, "total understanding of the cosmos". I'm here to make you into steely-eyed missile people, blasting off and leaving all those trekkies choking on your rocket exhaust. Real rocket scientist know what metric units to use in rocket equations (metre—kilogram—second, centimetre—gram—second, SI). So, for the benefit of all you ground-grippers, I'm going to explicitly specify what metric units to use in each equation.This is clearly reflected in the increasing interest which post-World War Two sf has taken in the traditional questions of religion and in the evolution of science-fictional ideas of the Superman. Because I know if I don't, it will be just too blasted easy for you to make a mistake in units and get an answer that is a thousand times too big or small. Because the entire non-USA world in general, and the realm of science in particular uses metric. I'll try to explain things simple, so non-science types can still understand. I assume you at least know what the difference is between a planet and a galaxy.
Vessels with names like Enterprise, Serenity, Rocinante, Discovery, Seaview .
This not only makes the concept more clear, it also allows one to see it happening in context.
Secondly it gives a bit of "slice of life" illustration of how the concept relates to the world of the novel. They reveal themselves to nobodies who care."The point of this website is to allow a science fiction writer or game designer to get the scientific details more accurate.
However, if I do put inaccurate information on this site, occasionally Internet readers will send me corrections. There is some controversy over a few technical details on this site.
This is the "stone soup" method of website design, with me supplying the stones. And despite what some of you believe, this website is not written by a team of people, it is just me. If you disagree with something you read on this site, first check this page.