World Building

World Building

by Stephen L. Gillett, Ben Bova (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9781582971346
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 08/01/2001
Pages: 212
Sales rank: 846,489
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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World Building 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
slothman on LibraryThing 5 months ago
An excellent toolkit for designing planets and star systems. Gillett explains everything from planetary formation to plate tectonics to the cycles that maintain a livable atmosphere on a planet and affect the weather, with plenty of examples and references to where ideas turn up in existing works of science fiction. A valuable resource to any game master running in an interstellar setting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used this book to create a believable world for role playing games such as D&D. What a wonderful book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The biggest advantage to his book is that it concisely draws together the general facts about stars, planets, and atmospheres that one needs to design the physicality of worlds for hard-science fiction. Though not all encompassing or exhaustive of the subject, there¿s enough data to enable one to make choices for a world and then research those choices to the depth necessary to meet one¿s needs without having to become an expert in astrophysics and/or biochemistry.