Storytelling

At it’s core, the Unified Republic of Stars is still a storytelling site. And many things inspire the stories we tell, from technological advancements to recent scientific discoveries. There are posts that deal with the art of storytelling or have ideas that could be used by storytellers.

2.2 – The Republican Fleet

This week, we go into detail about exactly what the Republican Fleet is, what made it up, and some of the cultural aspects of serving within the Fleet itself.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm February 4, 2015 Tags: , , , ,
2.1 – Rivalries – Liz Carter vs. Jimmy & James

This week, we do our very first in the Rivalries sub-series and show just how different life in the colonies could be versus life on Earth. In some ways it’s good, and freeing. But, in other ways… not so much.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm January 13, 2015 Tags: , , , ,
Blog: Lock In

Colin review’s John Scalzi’s book Lock In, as the second part of his winter holiday reading marathon. It’s a complex book that deals with a lot of interesting themes but is also a fast paced mystery.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm January 8, 2015 Tags: , , ,
Blog: The Martian

An astronaut finds himself stuck on Mars, alone. Best case, a rescue mission is a year away. How will he ever survive? Colin reviews The Martian, a fascinating novel that’s equal parts science and survival.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm January 6, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , ,
Blog: The 100

It’s a show about teenagers ejected off a space station to see if Earth is again habitable 97 years after a nuclear war. But, despite that premise and being on the CW… it’s actually really worth watching.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm November 19, 2014 Tags: , , , ,