Help build the Orion's Arm Scenario and you could get your Name in
So you have a Great Idea, which could go well in this setting? or you
Think you have something to contribute towards, in the way of writing?
Of course there are several ways you can be a part of this project.
Two things that are really needed as well are Original Artwork, Original
Stories, Original Music, and Programmers. C++, Java, etc..
A few notes on submitting written material
For "non-fiction" (worldbuilding) it is best to join the
Orion's Arm mail list, and post it to the group as a whole. That way
you get feedback from others. The page will then be added to the Orion
Original fiction can be sent to the Editor as Word or rtf (rich text
format) attachment, or simply embedded in the email document. Or you
can post it to the OA group as a whole. The story can be of any length
- long or short, it doesn't matter.
The only requirement with any submitted material is that it fit into
this setting. So certain things are out - e.g. no warp drive and no
humanoid aliens. But you can have a relativistic ship and genetically
modified humans (or even animal uplifts), which really amounts to something
pretty similar, with much greater realism to boot.
If you have seen Orion' Arm Web site or this site and its, introduction
page, basics, and/or FAQs page, you should have a pretty good idea of
the sort of material to submit. You can get further ideas from browsing
through the Orion's Arm site.
And don't worry about fitting in exactly to every detail of the setting,
or about precisely following the time-line; after all, the whole scenario
is vast and fluid enough to accommodate many stories and outcomes, and
the time-line is currently being updated with a few extra entries.
The most important thing is ideas. If your ideas are good, that is
all that matters.
If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact any
of us if you have any questions.