More World Building and Other Things of Interest
Astrobiology Magazine – Astrobiology Magazine is a NASA-sponsored online popular science magazine. Our stories profile the latest and most exciting news across the wide and interdisciplinary field of astrobiology — the study of life in the universe.
Astrographer – Gathering a Community of Worldbuilders.
Backyard Astronomy Basics – beginners guide to Astronomy (thanks Katie Vogel)
Brandon Sanderson 2012 Lectures – The complete video footage of Brandon Sanderson’s 2012 creative writing class at Brigham Young University.
Centauri Dreams – The News Forum of the Tau Zero Foundation.
CONTACT: Cultures of the Imagination – The annual CONTACT conference is an interdisciplinary gathering of scientists, artists and writers.
Dr. Zahir’s Ethnographical Questionnaire – Compiled by David Zahir to help in the description of concultures. (The Zaharam-Chapelle-Parunas Ethnographical Questionnaire, extended version.)
Enderra – Cool website about world building from a person who really loves his hobby and shares methods, experiences, and ideas with fellow world-builders.
Epona – Third stone from Taranis – Planet Epona Project
ExoClimes – The Diversity of Exoplanet Atmospheres – Exoclimes.com is a website devoted to discussion around the study of planetary atmospheres outside the Solar System. It is maintained and animated by professional astrophysicists at the University of Exeter and the University of Oxford.
Furahan Biology and Allied Matters – This blog is about speculative biology. Recurrent themes are biomechanics, the works of other world builders, and, of course, the planet Furaha.
Laetus in Praesens – Personal website of Anthony Judge.
Language Creation Society – A site for conlangers, would-be conlangers, those interested in or curious about conlangs, and anything else to do with conlanging.
Mark Rosenfelder’s Metaverse – Mark says no one asks this question, but… what’s a Metaverse?
Orion’s Arm Universe Project – Orion’s Arm, a world set thousands of years in the future where civilization spans the stars.
Planetary Habitability Laboratory (PHL) – A research and educational virtual laboratory dedicated to studies of the habitability of Earth, the Solar System, and extrasolar planets.
Selden’s List of Resources for Celestia – Pretty much self-explanatory (non-users will also find some interesting info here.)
Sue Ann Bowling’s Planet Building – A series of blog posts on world building by science fiction author S.A. Bowling.
TalkToYoUniverse – Juliette Wade talks about linguistics and anthropology, science fiction and fantasy, point of view, grammar geekiness, and all of the fascinating permutations thereof.
The ArcBuilder Universe – From the depths of cosmic history to ten thousand years in the future, there is the ArcBuilder Universe.
The Mars Society and New Mars Forums – The purpose of the Mars Society is to further the exploration and settlement of the Red Planet.
The Stanford Astrobiology Course – In the Stanford Astrobiology Course, our lectures follow a more or less linear path from the Big Bang all the way to the development of complex life and, finally, space exploration. It is truly amazing how evolutionary principles have operated at the macro, and micro, level ever since the birth of the universe we reside in today.
The World Building School – World building tips, guides and tutorials.
Xenology Home Page – Xenology: An Introduction to the Scientific Study of Extraterrestrial Life, Intelligence, and Civilization.