Monthly Archives: October 2014

Golden Grid
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Golden Grid Upgrade

I’ve spoken of the Golden Grid, a 10 x 10 section of the Player’s Grid that I’m going to use to promote the book once it’s published. The square was pretty bland in that post, a black and white image that I copied across from an Excel spreadsheet. So I got my “resident” artist Nas…

Mandelbrot
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The Emperor is in The House

Emperor Mandelbrot’s role is analogous to that of Master of Ceremonies at a wedding. He’s the official host of the event, and even though he doesn’t speak, he oversees the year long game and has a forbidding presence. We saw his home, the flying palace of Castalia, a few days ago. Here’s Emperor Mandelbrot. Or, to…

Wonka Golden Ticket
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The Golden Grid

The central promotional tool for Solarversia is going to be something I’ve called the Golden Grid. It’s an area that exists within the Player’s Grid which is a central theme in the book. To quickly recap a few details: In the book, 100 million play the Year Long Game. Each person gets allocated a unique number…

Howls
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Castalia, The Flying Palace

Castalia, the flying palace, is a central setting in Solarversia. It’s the home of Emperor Mandelbrot and his entourage (Ludi Bioski, Banjax, and Spee-Akka Dey Bollarkoo), and also the place where the year long game begins. It’s a cube with a hemisphere affixed to each of its faces, six hemispheres affixed to each of them,…

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