It’s my intention to write some science fiction. Near future, hard science fiction based on tech that we can believe in today. To do this, I create some serious constraints for myself. No faster then light travel. No artificial gravity. No aliens or, even, alien artifacts. No laser blasters and no spaceships zooming around like WW2 era airplanes.
But, to make these novels workable, I need conflict and stakes.
So I will look to that most ancient and human source of conflict and stakes – economics. This means I need an economic history for my setting. NASA and its probes will unveil the Solar system as it is and create the physical setting. I need an economic history to complete the human setting.
These posts are my attempt to create a believable economic history to the settlement of our Solar System.
Update: I have decided that the posts will be written in past tense. It just makes it easier. I’m speculating but just down a single line of thought and it’s a lot easier to write in past tense.
The (growing) outline is as follows:
The Early Period:
- The First Explorer Era
- The First Commercial Ventures Era
- The Regulation of Low Earth Orbit
- The Clean Up
For those interested, here’s some of the links that I have used as inspiration for this fictitious history.