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  • Freedom - Crim and Denek: Episode 00 Freedom - Crim and Denek: Episode 00
    Both the beginning and the end of the Crim and Denek Chronicles (yeah we know that's weird), start here to dive into the strange world of the Novacula conflict.
  • Eleuthera - Lucid Space: Book 1 Eleuthera - Lucid Space: Book 1
    The first book in the Lucid Space collection, and the start of an adventure like nothing you've ever read before. Highly recommended!
  • Choice - Crim and Denek: Episode -01 Choice - Crim and Denek: Episode -01
    Follow the Warriors of Light deeper into the Novacula conflict and discover the pivotal consequences of their at times very personal choices.
  • Power - Crim and Denek: Episode -02 Power - Crim and Denek: Episode -02
    The third installment in the series vastly expands on the chronicles of the Novacula, delving ever deeper into the lives of the two warriors.
  • Sadaka - Lucid Space: Book 2 Sadaka - Lucid Space: Book 2
    The highly anticipated sequel rejoins the popular group of characters as they unravel the mystery of jTech and the secrets of each other.
  • Truth - Crim and Denek: Episode -04 Truth - Crim and Denek: Episode -04
    As time moves ever further backwards, the complexity and strangeness of the Novacula conflict exposes ever more of its haunting beauty.
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From the Blog posted by Ralph Ewig
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2015-05-10
18:45:18
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Audacy wins BASES - my fledgling space company took 1st place in the Stanford 2015 BASES competition. There are two categories (Social and Business), and Audacy took 1st place in the "Business" category. It's a good day when you startup beats out some 200 other teams to walk off with a 25,000 check (although we didn't get to keep the super-size version of it …).

BASES stands for the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students. BASES Challenge is an annual startup competition that awards funding to aspiring Stanford entrepreneurs. Students and alumni enter their business or social venture ideas to compete for  $100,000 in prize money and developmental opportunities. The application process begins with an electronic written application and culminates in two rounds of live judging.

From the Blog posted by Ralph Ewig
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2015-04-07
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Audacy - I know it's been (a long) while since I've posted anything; so back with a bang! The reason for my absence is I've been really really busy. After my last job, I joined Stanford's MSx program with the goal of starting my own space company. This week, my blog turned 4 years old and Audacy became real, so it seemed appropriate to break my hiatus with the news. This is our story.

It started at the 1997 AIAA JPC conference in Seattle, where I reflected on the many presentations for human space travel. Frustrated with the endless debate, I committed to resolve the question of human interplanetary travel independent of present-day engineering limitations. In 2006 I earned my PhD for identifying the optimum  interplanetary spacecraft the laws of physics allow.  The goal was set, but the path to reach it remained to be discovered. In 2005, President Bush initiated NASA’s Project Constellation to identify a roadmap for humans to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. Under that umbrella, I worked on an incremental approach to expand human activities throughout the solar system. A path was emerging, but as NASA leadership changed the funding evaporated. A fresh approach found its home at OpenAerospace.org, an online collaboration platform for space enthusiasts to design a space architecture leveraging modular design, multi-body orbital mechanics, and in-site resource utiliza ...

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Wanderers posted by Ralph Ewig
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2014-12-03
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A breathtaking short movie of humans advancing across our Solar System, created by Erik Wernquist. Using all we know of the various moons and planets in our system today, this video creates visual illustrations of what life could be like for the humans who choose to settle them; all of which is paired with a classic voice over sound track by Carl Sagan.

Science fiction doesn't do space justice. A new short film combines what we actually know with Carl Sagan's vision of reaching for the stars -- with awe-inspiring results. "Maybe it's a little early. Maybe the time is not quite yet. But those other worlds -- promising untold opportunities -- beckon. Silently, they orbit the Sun, waiting."

Distant Horizons posted by Ralph Ewig
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2014-12-02
02:50:31
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this amazing image shows all 7 worlds where human machines have visited to date. Each has its very own character, making it unique, and each image summarizes countless years of effort and dedication by all the people who made them possible. The lineup includes 3 planets (Earth, Venus, Mars), 2 Moons (Luna, Titan), 1 Asteroid (Itokawa), and most recently 1 comet (67P/C-G).

The image was originally created by Mike Malaska from the University of Arizona, and then updated by Michiel Straathof to add the recent Rosetta mission (first to land on a comet). Here’s to hoping that it will continue to grow rapidly!

Stories for a Better Future posted by Ralph Ewig
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2014-11-27
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Ideas are what sparks visions of what is possible, and ultimately the realization of a better future. Project Hieroglyph leverages the power of stories to ignite that spark. Supported by some of the biggest names in science fiction, it makes for pretty good entertainment too.

Inspiration is a small but essential part of innovation, and science fiction stories have been a seminal source of inspiration for innovators over many decades. In his article entitled "Innovation Starvation," Neal Stephenson calls for a return to inspiration in contemporary science fiction. That call resonated with so many and so deeply that Project Hieroglyph was born shortly thereafter.

What science fiction stories--and the symbols that they engender--can do better than almost anything else is to provide not just an idea for some specific technical innovation, but also to supply a coherent picture of that innovation being integrated into a society, into an economy, and into people's lives.

While the mission of Project Hieroglyph begins with creative inspiration, our hope is that many of us will be genuinely inspired towards realization.

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