Looks like I’m getting out of science fiction just in time

Day 23. 10 pages, 4,767 words.

I stumbled onto this brilliant map on the weekend, and although I know it’s been around for a while (and the fantasy one is even worse!), I can’t help feeling like this thing has just burned the whole sci-fi trope machine to the absolute ground.

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Pure gold. And props for the Twilight Imperium / every space board game ever hexagonal layout.

Naturally, I had to check through this to make sure The Final Fall of Man was alright, and I think it is. Oh sure, Bunzo’s was a pleasure planet of sorts while it was open and now it’s something of a Giant Computer Planet / Space Vegas, and the Six Species is a Diverse Alliance of Nice Guys…

…and the Small People might qualify as a Bug Wars scenario…

…and my Hostile Machine Intelligences are basically friendly…

…and I did have some Space Pirates (but come on, how can you not!)…

…and there’s a certain amount of Ruins of the Ancients…

…and the Core might just qualify as a Do Not Cross Zone…

…and the Bonshooni are definitely Space Hippies…

…and the Fergunak might qualify as a Space Zombie Hivemind (although they’re also cyborgs and sharks, so deal with their awesomeness at your own peril, trope-hunters)…

…and it does mention space whales even though my space whales are a bit different…

Ahh, what a great map.

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