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Low Cost Accommodations in THS

“He and Wynne were living at a tube rack in Battersea. She could have afforded better; he insisted that they live within his means. There were about two hundred plastic sleep tubes stacked in what had once been a warehouse. Each was three meters long; the singles were a meter and a half in diameter, […]

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Personal ID Numbers in Sci-Fi

When he had filled out all the homesteading forms he had of course put down his phone number, since this was as much a part of him as was his name. Everyone was given a phone number at birth, and it was his for life. With the computer-controlled circuits anyone, anywhere on a planet, could […]

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Bionics and Bioroids

Version 2.0 I grew-up watching “Six Million Dollar Man”, and bionics were also a staple of early cyberpunk. In common usage, “bionics” refers to fitting humans or animals with mechanical/ robotic parts. Such “old school” bionics are seldom encountered in Transhuman Space (THS), their role being served by biomods. It can, of course, be argued […]

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Space Vessel Conduit

Recently I have been watching the TV series “The Expanse”, and greatly enjoying it. Naturally enough, this reminded me of this section of the Atomic Rockets website, and the comment “…they actually have their spacecraft laid out like a skyscraper, the way God and Heinlein intended.” The skyscraper element is not that obvious in the […]

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New Terminology for Transhuman Space

THS has its own terminology, and some of these terms may be unfamiliar 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 […]