Things I Picked Up While Writing Planet Rasputin And Things That Sublimated Into The Oort Cloud Afterwards

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Ion drives take a while to get going.

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Fusion power is 20 years away

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Learning Twi as a second language is tougher than expected. Last time I checked, there wasn’t even a google translate option for it.

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Slovene has written translation on google, but no audio.

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All characters speak native Slovene in Planet Rasputin, so to get around my own lack of Slovene ability, I resorted to repetitive usage of ne vem [I don’t know] and ja [yes], as well as the occasional Slovene myth or idiom.

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Atomic Rockets is a godsend [pantheist version] though also very dense in certain places, especially when maths + equations step in.

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There could be thousands of dwarf planets out in the Kuiper Belt, still undiscovered. Maybe some big planets too. Planet XXX is currently predicted to be somewhere beyond Pluto, but closer in than Sedna. Predicted as in it should be there, some huge force is influencing the dwarf planets in that area, but has yet to be located.

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Rasputin was too busy fucking palace staff to care about Marxist-Leninism. And was already dead by the time it really got going.

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Did he fuck the Tsarina? Not sure. Could’ve been a bridge too far, risked his position too much.

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Not a lot in the way of Anarcho-Communist sci-fi out there. The Dispossessed was written in the 70’s and was it really anarchist/communist if it was published via a major press? It’s an argument I’m still unsure about. We have to live in the system we have been raised in, survive in it, but at a certain point of wealth or influence, shouldn’t there be a little bit more? An attempt to change the way things are currently done?

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I do not dream of having a Netflix adaptation. Do you?

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Just googled other anarchist sci-fi and what I get back is all mainstream stuff. A band of utopian anarchists fighting the system/evil regime/demon deer.

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Anarchist Library doesn’t have much sci-fi.

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How would a future anarchist system work? In Planet Rasputin I had to add a huge shot of absurdism to make it believable that, in 2114, Slovenia and Ghana and a bunch of other countries could function in a semi-anarcho-communist fashion [compromised, of course]. It’s transition that’s always the problem. How do we go from this virus of a system that covers most of the planet to something else? When everyone in power is either a psychopath, a dormant psychopath, a smiling psychopath or a rag doll? When enough of the adult population sees no problem with this? Or no way out of it? Or truly thinks that they themselves are also capitalists? What does the exit ramp look like and how far off into the horizon does it stretch?

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