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Venus has often been called Earth’s twin. It is closer to us than Mars, it is similar in mass and gravity, and exists in the Goldy Locks zone. But no one talks about Venus as a potential colony because it is not just our twin, it is our evil twin. Due to an excessive amount of volcanic activity (and maybe some other unknown reasons) Venus’s atmosphere is 86% Carbon Dioxide. The rest is nitric and sulfuric acid. The toxicity of Venus means no living thing can exist on its surface. The soviets once sent a dozen probes into Venus’s atmosphere and even a few to the surface. They all dissolved in less than two hours, most in less than thirty minutes. So Venus is out of the question for human colonization.

Or is it? After all there are bacteria on Earth that survive, even thrive in similarly toxic environments. So why not Venus? How would humanity go about preparing Venus for human settlement? What would that mission look like? Read on to find out.

Castles in the Sky

12136.3.43 ESC Doubts persist as to Joshua Gelle’s contribution to the terraforming of Venus, it was that project and its successful completion that led to the Academia Solaria. The effect this university and the technologies it developed had on Humanity is undeniable. -Prof. Duncan, “The Histories” From the safety of the zeppelin Venus looked beautiful.Continue reading “Castles in the Sky”


The most recent stories are the complete version of “Tin Star” which was originally posted as a two part story. You can go even further back in the Homeworld timeline and check out “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, or you can read some solid stand alone fiction in “The Gold Coin” which was also a two parter that is now consolidated.

Tin Star

12134.8.07 ESC Barret Pilgrim is considered by many the first of the Entente authoritarian police: brutal, uncompromising, and unquestionably in charge. In reality this is a misapprehension. He was the last of a kind. The last rebel given a post-settlement position, the last of the pre-settlement colonists sent off world, the last lawman to sealContinue reading “Tin Star”

Won’t Get Fooled Again

12134.4.22 ESC Rather than being a plan for long term domination The Entente was a stop-gap, makeshift compromise meant to restore stability after the Orbital Uprising. The scars of war proved so deep and so gangrenous that the surviving militaries, central beuacrocies, universities, and corporations that formed the Entente soon proved there was nothing theyContinue reading “Won’t Get Fooled Again”

The Gold Coin

Harry didn’t so much want money as much he just wanted his problems to go away. Granted, there are other ways to solve your problems but money just happens to be the fastest, or at least a reasonable stop-gap. Whichever it was Harry was spending his morning as he had for as long as heContinue reading “The Gold Coin”

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