Oct 12 2008

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Welcome to T-Space (and other universes)

So what, some of you are asking, is T-Space? Well, aside from this website, T-Space is the name for the region of human-explored space in the world in which many of my stories are set. It stands for “terraform (or terraformed) space”, so called because we find that many of the nearby star systems have Earthlike worlds, and they’ve been engineered to be that way. Worse (for the scientists trying to figure it out, but not for everyone else), the lifeforms on these planets all seem to be genetic offshoots of life that existed on Earth sixty to seventy million years ago. But before you jump to the obvious conclusion, no, there are no dinosaurs, or any evidence of them (at least, not so far). T-Space itself is roughly forty lightyears in diameter, centered on the Sun. Starships are relatively common, but small — the Alcubierre-Broek equations which govern the warp drive also put an upper limit on its size (and BTW, I’m not making this up). That size limit also restricts the fuel carried (for the fusion generator which powers the warp), so there’s a range limit of roughly a dozen lightyears (depending on ship design) before refueling.

This website is a mix of stuff about T-Space (stories, snippets, and background); about the real universe we all share (there’s a lot of fascinating stuff going on in the real world — where do you think we SF writers get our crazy ideas?), and occasional blurbs, snippets or discussion about some of my other story universes — or others’ universes (within the bounds of copyrights and permissions, of course).
For aspiring writers, there’s discussion and links to some of the things I’ve learned or found useful along the way. Come on in.

Site Redesign

NB I’m in the process of re-implemented the feedback system — the old one rankly sucked — to make it easier for you to comment or participate in discussions.
If you’re reading this you’re looking at the new system. I’ve copied content over from the old and there may be the odd corner of the site with style quirks. Feel free to point out any errors or problems, thanks.

5 comments so far

5 Responses to “About”

  1. dodoon 22 Mar 2009 at 5:06 pm

    beautiful blog merciiiii

  2. Joey Jordanon 25 Apr 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Excellent site Alastair! I am enjoying reading all of the interesting sections you have here.

  3. Alastairon 07 May 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Thanks Joey, glad you like it.

    I just need to make a point of updating more frequently. 😉

  4. Rick Roszkoon 19 Jun 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Hi,

    I ran across your post on Ars…

    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/04/feds-deliver-fatal-blow-to-botnet-that-menaced-world-for-7-years/?comments=1

    … and you have a short story “Small Penalties” which I thought was brilliant. And timely.

    I would like permission to make a short film on it.

    It won’t be a “money maker” by any stretch of the imagination but a it would be a “study in fun”. After completion, I’ll just submit it to film fests. You will of course get “Story By” credit. If you also want to do the script, you will also get “Written by” credit. (And if you are into sci-fi cons, and the film gets accepted into them, it would be free passes to the entire lot that accepts the film…)

    If I should make any money, we can do a 50/50 split. Again, it would be more notoriety than monetary gain I think…

    What do you think? Yes? No? Maybe? I need “movie rights” to your film so as to not infringe on your copyright.

    So as to not think I am not serious and/or a waste of your time, I did https://allyourbaselol.com/ – eight film fests…

    On the other hand, if you would like to sell the movie rights outright and forget anything else, please do name a price. I don’t want to do anything your don’t want to do, or pressure you into anything. Or you can just say, “no”.

    Otherwise, again, I am all for fun, and if we should ‘accidentally’ make any money, you get half 🙂

    Good, bad or ugly,

    Rick

  5. adminon 21 Jun 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Rick,

    Thanks for your kind words and interest in “Small Penalties”.

    You’ve certainly intrigued me. Let’s move this discussion to email. I’ll contact you.

    -Alastair

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