Storyworlds

The Unified Republic of Stars is a storyworld, a large complex place in which many stories can be told sharing a common background setting and history. We try to deal with the ramifications of working in a storyworld so big.

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: , , , ,
Podcast: 1.7a – Supplemental – Economics

A quick mid-week supplemental in which we discuss a character that has barely been touched on but which is a hugely important character driving much of the action: Economics!

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm October 22, 2014 Tags: , , ,
Podcast: 1.5a – Supplemental – Maybe The Best Era

A short supplemental on why I believe that the colonization era we’ve been discussing for the last several episodes is probably my favorite era to tell stories set within the world.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm October 5, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Podcast: 1.3a – Supplemental – Energy

A short supplemental episode in which the ion-plasma engine is discussed in more detail, what it is, how it was invented, and how it’s used within the world.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm September 21, 2014 Tags: , , , ,
Podcast: 1.2 – A Short History – Exploration

Episode 1.2, a reading of A Short History of the Unified Republic of Stars, Chapter 2.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm September 14, 2014 Tags: , , , , ,