A planet is not a world. Planet? A ball of rock. World? A Four-dimensional wonder. On a world there must be mysterious mountains. Let there be bottomless lakes peopled with antique monsters. Let there be strange footprints in high snowfields, green ruins in endless jungles, bells beneath the sea; echo valleys and cities of gold. This is the yeast in the planetary crust, without which the imagination of men will not rise.
We build worlds, we don't just terraform planets. Robots could do that.
Terry Pratchett - Strata
Member for 5 years, 1 month
72 profile views
Last seen 2 days ago
- Worldbuilding 110.2k 110.2k 3838 gold badges247247 silver badges420420 bronze badges
- The Great Outdoors 6.6k 6.6k 1414 silver badges3434 bronze badges
- Science Fiction & Fantasy 1.4k 1.4k 1212 silver badges1313 bronze badges
- Stack Overflow 166 166 11 silver badge77 bronze badges
- Gardening & Landscaping 131 131 44 bronze badges
- View network profile
Top network posts
- 217 Would a bear cavalry be feasible?
- 200 How to keep a military technology secret while using it?
- 159 Why would society not cremate its dead in a world where necromancy is possible?
- 137 How does Santa protect himself from IP lawsuits?
- 135 Why would the Federation ban escape pods that come with manual override?
- 130 Plausible reason why my time machine can only go back a certain amount of time?
- 114 A believable place for my secret lair
- View more network posts →