Hello, new people!

If you haven’t seen any of this before, this is my worldbuilding/writing blog, in which I talk about the universe in which I work.  It’s recently been moved here from another site, which is why you can find some archive content older than this, but as this one’s only just been set up, I thought I’d add this introductory post here to welcome you.

And if you aren’t familiar with what sort of writing I do here, here’s the “elevator pitch” about-page text I wrote to cover it briefly:

In another universe, in a galaxy strangely similar to our own, there’s a bubble of space a couple of thousand light-years across – somewhat distorted by bumping into the edges of the galactic disk to acme and nadir – filled with millions of stars, bound together by an ever-expanding spiderweb of manufactured wormholes, and bright with the EM babble of civilized life.

These are the Associated Worlds, sprawling myriad species, polities, philosophies, corporations, clades, and cultures.  From the hypercivilized Powers at their heart – the Empire of the Star, self-proclaimed jewel of the galaxy; the Photonic Network, by, for, and of digital intelligences; the Voniensa Republic, standing up for the natural sophont in a galaxy leaving them behind; and more – to the brawling colonies of the Periphery and Beyond, trillions of lives are lived, each with its own story to be told.

These are some of them.