|I've always loved "classic SF". By that I mean
the works form the 40s and 50s of people like Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur
C. Clarke, Poul Anderson, A.E. van Vogt, and countless others. And
I've always had an itch to write something in that classic vein.
Something back in the days when one could take an atomic rocketship from
Earth and sail the canals of Mars or tromp through the jungles of Venus.
Sadly, I'm too much of a physicist at heart to ever be able to do that
given what we know about the solar system.
Seemingly unrelated, I've always had a pet peeve with "furry"
literature -- stories about anthropomorphic animals. In all the
stories Tigers and Lions and Deer and Rabbits all seem to live happily
side by side in harmony in a near perfect world. I'm sorry, but if
such a selection of sentients existed, it would NOT all be peace and
One day Raven announced her forth "1000 Words" contest with a picture
of a green insectoid woman holding a human baby. Click
to see the picture. And, after a little thought, a devious idea
entered my mind and fairly quickly this entire universe took shape.
Thousands of years ago a precursor race in the Sol system terraformed
Mars and Venus, uplifted hundreds of races, and then mysteriously
disappeared. These races grew and developed, most living on Terra
(Earth), fighting their wars, forming their societies, and learning how
the universe worked. There were too massive wars between the
extreme carnivores, or "Omnivores" who believed it was their right to
consume sentients, and those who disagreed. Eventually the
Omnivores were forced to flee off Terra and eventually settled in the
Asteroid Belt whilst the other races inhabited the worlds of Venus,
Terra, and Mars, formed their own planetary union. The union is
united, guarded, protected, and aided, by the sentients of the Patrol!
These are there stories.
These stories are, to the best of my ability, being told as Hard SF.
I.e. as realistic as possible. A primary online source to develop
the rocketship technology has been the
Atomic Rockets site.
It's highly recommended.