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Friday, November 1, 2002


More Red Colony Fan Artwork

Solar System Composite.
Solar System Composite.
Credit: Brandon Berryhill
XBWalker sent us yet another original image. The pic features a beautiful composite of the major objects in the solar system surrounding the Earth, with the Earth overlapping them all. I absolutely love this image. The way the Earth's influence extends to the other planets really summarizes Red Colony into one picture. I've printed this out and it is now hanging on the wall of my bedroom. Many thanks. In his words:

Heres another picture......sorry I got bored at school today. :)


- posted by Alex @ 15:47 EST

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Sunday, November 3, 2002


Introducing the Red Colony.com Chat Room

The Red Colony.com chatroom is up. Visit the link to see a tentative schedule of meeting times. Look for special events in the near future!

- posted by Alex @ 14:02 EST

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Monday, November 11, 2002


The Dawn of a New Era (I'm serious!)

You might notice that things seem a little bit jumbled right now. In addition to a general update of the files, profiles, and indexes of Red Colony.com, there has been a change in the mission of this site. Brian Rudo, Jim Keener, and I have written several articles on Red Colony.com over the last few years, as you can see in the new Article Index. But when it comes to the colonization of another planet, three authors' ideas are not enough. More importantly, articles should not be forced to restate what Martin Fogg or Robert Zubrin have already written. Articles should be unique and imaginative! The field is young and limitless, and no one knows for sure what our boundaries really are. Ideas should not be based on one or two individual's scientific hypotheses. This is science fiction at its finest, and Red Colony should focus more on the 'fiction' than the scientific equations. Other sites have their thirty-page scientific papers and graphs. The Mars Society focuses on lobbying in Congress and is tied behind NASA and its budget. Let us be the ones with no restrictions and with endless opportunities. Our community is thriving and each visitor has the potential to add a very unique part to this evolving field. Let us be the innovator... let us go down in history as the site that awakened a sleeping world to Mars. We can do it. You can help. Submit your imagination.

- posted by Alex @ 15:01 EST

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Tuesday, November 12, 2002


On Space, Politics, and America's Destiny

The symbol of the American Republican Party.
The symbol of the American Republican Party.
Credit: Unknown
Brian Rudo has written a brilliant article. It is entitled, On Space, Politics, and America's Destiny and it makes a case for why America's 2-party political system has outlived its purpose. Brian argues that we have made no real accomplishments in space over the last 30 years and that no politician in modern times would push for space because it would not benefit his regime. It makes me wonder if it will take another nation to make significant acheivements on Mars before the United States attempts to. Great article, Brian.

- posted by Alex @ 17:48 EST

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Wednesday, November 13, 2002


The Man Without a Planet

The Man Without a Planet.
The Man Without a Planet.
Credit: Unknown
The first exclusive Red Colony.com short story is here: The Man Without a Planet. Here's a clip:

Forty-three years. Had it been that long? It was just yesterday that lichen was spreading across these virgin hills, multiplying from one side of the planet to the other. Then the bugs came, and then the mice and birds. They weren't really birds, of course. They were rodents with wings, engineered in a laboratory to survive the harsh Martian conditions. But he thought they looked like them. Back then he had compared everything around him to Earth. They looked like birds because birds were part of him.


- posted by Alex @ 18:22 EST

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Monday, November 18, 2002


Beta

Beta.
Beta.
Credit: Ryan Jerico
Nathanael Forstved has written the introduction to his novel, codenamed Beta.

I wipe the sleet from my eyes as the alarm rings. The time is five o'clock and I have to get up and do the regular rounds. I hate mornings, I especially hate the annoying shrieking of the alarm clock as soon as the time hits five o'clock. I don't think I know anybody that likes the mornings, well except for Craig Whitecliff down in the garden compound, but he usually keeps to himself and tends to the plants.


- posted by Alex @ 20:59 EST

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Wednesday, November 27, 2002


Alpha

Nathanael Forstved has begun a new novel, entitled Alpha. He has scrapped Beta but wants to let everyone know that "this story WILL have more to come and they have my word."

Ever since Alpha Colony was destroyed by the Pro Earth terrorist group martian colonies have been seeking out high ranking security officers to keep the colonies safe. I still remember hearing the news reports that day.


- posted by Alex @ 16:10 EST

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Thursday, November 28, 2002


Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Credit: Unknown
This should technically read, "Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans," but we should all give thanks for what we have, no matter what our country!

- posted by Alex @ 10:05 EST

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Saturday, November 30, 2002


Who Has the Plan?

Who Has the Plan?
Who Has the Plan?
Credit: Unknown
Brett Corbin joins the Red Colony team with his fascinating article, Who Has the Plan?. His work explores who should concentrate on getting Mars, and what questions they should ask before attempting such a mammoth task. A good read for anyone with an interest in corporate ventures.

- posted by Alex @ 02:11 EST

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