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World Building Now on Video

I’ve started adapting my world building posts for video! I’ll be bringing the information to a whole new audience. For those of you who haven’t read my world building posts yet, you can also watch the videos.

Here’s the introductory video, which I never made a post about:

But the second video, or should I say the first episode, is based on a blog post. You’ll find that the post is more detailed, but the video has the most important points. Check out how to choose a star.

This is also the first series of videos I’m making that uses thumbnails that I hope will be eyecatching. Let me know what you think.

Final teaser for my new world

This is the last teaser I’m giving for the world I’ve created for my upcoming books.  I’ll be announcing the planet’s name, as well as the star next week.  Not only that, I’ll be announcing the tentative title of the planned duology!

The star

The parent star of this world is the brightest in its constellation, but is not the alpha star.  It is the beta star.  The constellation is in the north, and it is quite small.  The star’s name is commonly known by its Bayer designation, rather than a common name.  However, it does have an Arabic common name, although it is not well-known.  I will be referring to the star’s name with its Arabic name.

Its spectral type is G0 V, meaning it is a main sequence yellow dwarf star.  Our sun is also a G-type yellow dwarf.  It’s slightly larger and brighter than the sun, though.  It’s younger than the sun, about 3 billion years old.  It’s slightly less than 30 light years from Earth.

Can you guess the star?

The planet

The planet is entirely fictional, unlike the star.  The planet’s name is drawn from the alternate name of the constellation.  The current name of the constellation originates from an actual historic figure in Egypt.  The alternate name is from Greek mythology.  I will use the alternate name.

Can you guess the planet’s name?

After the announcement, I will begin writing short vignettes set before the colonisation of this world.  I will post them on the official website frequently.  But don’t worry, I’ll announce the updates both on here and on the official website.  But I still encourage you to subscribe or follow that site.  Best of all, this introduction to the world will be completely free!

Sneaking in another sneaky teaser for my SF world

As I’ve mentioned before, the world I’m basing my books on is orbiting a star that actually exists.  Now, I’m going to give some extra technical information about the star to give you some more clues about what it is.

It’s a G0 V star, meaning it’s a G-type star, somewhat similar to our sun, and it’s a main sequence star.  It’s slightly larger and more luminous than our sun, as well.  However, it is younger, at about 3 billion years old.  It’s less than 30 light years away, and is the brightest star in its constellation.  However, it is not the alpha star in its constellation.  As I said before, the star does have an Arabic name, though it’s not commonly used.  Please check my previous post about this for more information.

So, does this help you?  Any idea which star this is?  Can you guess the name of the planet, too?  Leave your guesses in the comments!

Story planning, so much in my head

There’s so much going on in my mind right now, I don’t know where to start.  Over the past 3 or 4 weeks, I’ve been developing my stories quite a bit, mostly in my head.  The first short story is becoming more fleshed out in terms of plot, but that’s not what’s been on my mind recently.

I was debating whether to write a series of three short stories or combine them as a novel.  Well, I will be writing a novel using those three stories.  They all flow from one to the other, so it is a continuous storyline leading to a single conclusion.  It’ll be written in three Acts, one leading into the other.

Another thing occupying my mind right now is the planet’s name, as well as what to call the star and other planets in the system.  The star will use its somewhat obscure Arabic name, while the planets will be related to the constellation’s mythology and history.  Here’s a little teaser:  the star is a G type main sequence star that is about 3 billion years old.  It may seem too young for life, but there’s no reason to believe that life could develop faster on some worlds than on others. There could have been some catalyst that caused rapid evolution at a much earlier time than on Earth.  So, if you can guess the name of the star, you win my admiration.