Monthly Archives: October 2014

Golden Grid

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…


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

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…


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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