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New Terminology for Transhuman Space.

THS has its own terminology, and some of these terms may be unfamilar to the reader. Some of the sourcebooks have a glossary section, but one sometimes encounters a term that is defined in another title. Currently I do not have time to collate a THS dictionary. This post was inspired by the observation that […]

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VI Operating Frequencies and BrainWave.

In a previous post I covered the radiowave part of the spectrum and how the frequency of a device might affect its realistic performance. A question that may have occurred to some readers is what frequency range do THS’ virtual implants (VI) work at? This is of particular interest for the Virtual Interface Implant (VII), […]

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Going Blank.

“Ze’s a blank! Ze’s a blank! Ze has no social rank! Cops will throw hir in the tank! For living like a crank!” “Ballad of a Blank”, Corey Godzilla. Blanks are also known as “nullos” or “the zeroed”. A blank cannot be found in official records. A blank does not legally exist. Typically they minimize […]

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Gauzi: The Aussie Gun.

Australia in 2100 has very restrictive gun laws (CR 5). This has done very little to curb criminal use of firearms. Several organized crime groups in Australia illegally manufacture firearms. Black market minifacs may be located in remote regions or within urban areas. Some groups use pirated designs, blueprints often acquired from the TSA Web […]

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Interstellar Travel: Considering the Unthinkable.

The majority of space science fiction is based on an assumption: Interstellar travel is possible. Either a way to travel faster than light is possible, or there is a way to side-step the necessity by taking a short-cut, usually through another dimension. Like many sci-fi fans, I hope we do reach the stars. But if […]

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GURPS Terradyne.

Version 1.2 Before GURPS Transhuman Space (THS), there was GURPS (Space) Terradyne. Terradyne was written in 1991, so it is interesting to observe how the period it was written in has influenced the future depicted. For example, the USSR still exists on the Earth of Terradyne, although the book does predict a number of republics […]

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Biomod: Tabi-Feet.

“It’s OK, you can look. I call them my tabi-feet! My first half-century or so was not kind to my feet. Fallen arches, torn tendons, all sorts of stuff. When I got them fixed, I had this done as well. The original bones are still in there, but now the four lesser toes share one […]

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Jet Seat: The Fast Route Home

“I will leave now. There is nothing you can do to stop me. There are three remaining escape rigs, and five of you. I imagine you have much to discuss!” Another neat idea from vintage Look and Learn, in this case from 5th June 1971. Not much use for the military of the THS-verse, where […]

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The Channel Bridge.

While I have used it a couple of times, I find the Channel Tunnel a little disappointing. I realize that this dates back to my childhood, when I had a couple of copies of a magazine called “Look and Learn”. In two of these were the second and third parts of a three-part article about […]

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Grenade Launchers: The Spigots.

“Rifle grenades are regarded as the rifleman’s most reliable weapon against tanks, pill boxes, and exposed enemy personnel. At first, they may seem to be too small to d much damage, but their power is far greater than appearances would lead us to believe.” Guidebook for Marines, Chapter 20, p.257 1951 Spigot-launched rifle grenades are […]