The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica Sectors 26 & 27

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The exploration of “Unexplored Space” continues with Sectors 26 & 27.  You’ll find a few colonies in this tome, but you’ll also find lots of planets waiting to be explored, and planets that were once colonized, but no longer are.
There are more machine culture colonies that have been abandoned; some of which may have treasures beyond imagination left on them.  Abandoned and destroyed colonies of an ancient culture  known as the Glikth are here to be explored.  Plus there are the usual mysteries that can be found where no one has been in centuries.

You can order this new supplement from us at: http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/ephemeris-encyclopedia-galactica-sectors-twenty-six-twenty-seven/.  Order before July 31st, and it’s 30% off…like all of the other Ephemeris titles

or you can order it from DriveThruRPG at: http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/132040/The-Ephemeris-Encyclopedia-Galactica-Sectors-TwentySix–TwentySeven

The Martian Wave: 2014

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The Martian Wave: 2014 is finally here!

The Martian Wave features stories about the exploration and colonization of space, with special emphasis on our solar system. In this issue, you’ll find alien microbes and aliens that are like nothing you’ve ever imagined. You’ll be taken to icy worlds, and the sands of Mars. You’ll even get a look at Earth trying to regain its place in the stars.

The volcanoes of Io and the deep dark of space are also waiting for readers. Many stories paint a possibly grim future for humanity, but others are truly optimistic. No matter the tone, all of the stories and poems in this issue capture the adventurous spirit that make Humanity what it is.

Step inside, and be transported to places you’ve never imagined…maybe even places you never could imagine.

You can order the print or pdf e-book from us at: http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-martian-wave-2014

You can order the e-book in a variety of formats at: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/436463

You can order the print or Nook version from Barnes & Noble at: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-martian-wave-j-alan-erwine/1119477692?ean=2940045933223

You can order the print (and soon you’ll be able to order the Kindle version from Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0980170389

 

New Taurin Tales Kickstarter rewards

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We’ve added all sorts of new rewards for the Taurin Tales kickstarter.  Think you might want to have your name adapted into Taurin to include it in Taurin Tales 2?  Would you be interested in having a story you’ve written critiqued by one of the writers, or the editor?  Would you like a copy that has been signed by all of the authors?

If any of these jump out at you, please go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1521750492/taurin-tales, and help us out.

 

The Ephemeris Encyclopedia Galactica: Sectors 24 & 25

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The exploration of “Unexplored Space” continues with Sectors 24 & 25.  You’ll find a few colonies in this tome, but you’ll also find lots of planets waiting to be explored, and planets that were once colonized, but no longer are.
There are more machine culture colonies that have been abandoned, and civilizations that have died, plus worlds that are screaming out to be explored, with dangers that characters can’t even begin to imagine.

Order from us: http://nomadicdeliriumpress.com/blog/product/the-ephemeris-encyclopedia-galactica-sectors-twenty-four-twenty-five/

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Who are the Taurins?

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As we’ve mentioned, we’re running a Kickstarter for an anthology called Taurin Tales, which brings up the question, exactly who are the aliens in Taurin Tales?  Below is the description I gave to the authors for them to start creating their stories.

Please support the Kickstarter at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1521750492/taurin-tales

The Taurins are six limbed creatures with greyish-green skin that resembles that of a lizard, although they have a layer of fur on their back that can range through most colors. The Taurins back limbs are four toed and act completely as feet. Their middle limbs have digits that have one joint each. They normally use these limbs for walking, but they can use them to carry items if they need to, although these limbs tend to have the dexterity of a one year old human child. The Taurins front limbs have four digits, each of which has four joints, giving them outstanding dexterity.

Taurins have five eyes. They have two on the front of their heads that give them stereoscopic vision. They also have one eye on each side of their head, and one on the back of their head. Their front eyes are able to see into the near-infrared, but their other eyes are completely color blind, and they can only see about 100 yards before things become too blurry for them. The Taurins have two ears that are actually set in their head, instead of protruding like human ears. Their range of hearing is about 20% greater on each extreme than a human’s hearing. Taurins have sensory glands that cover their body that give them a sense of smell, but it’s only about half as good as a humans. Their mouth has three layers of razor sharp teeth, and although the Taurins are omnivorous, they prefer a carnivore’s diet.

The Taurins wear clothing that covers the majority of their bodies. The clothing is usually worn for comfort and ease of use, but there are times when the Taurins like to dress up.

From a technological standpoint, the Taurins are slightly ahead of Humanity. They have interplanetary travel, but they don’t yet have interstellar travel. So far they’ve colonized their home planet’s two largest moons, and although they’ve explored the third moon, they’ve found it to be too small to colonize. They also have limited research colonies on the two planets closest to their homeworld.

There are three major nations on their planet, nations that manage to cooperate, but only about as well as the US does with China or Russia. Although there are “racial” differences among the different Taurins, there is actually very little racism, although there is a group of Taurins that have light green fur on their backs that have been exploited as slaves for centuries, and although slavery no longer exists, these Taurins are often looked down upon by the other Taurins.