Terra. Gaia. Earth.

Our world goes by many names, but the most important one is home. Since the beginning of our species, Earth has been an integral part of the human identity but what if we couldn’t live here anymore? Where in the cold vastness of space would we go? How would we get where we’re going? How does humanity change when it’s homeless?

These are just a few of the questions I’ve been trying to answer as I work on my novel. The science behind moving our entire species off-world is a background element for my characters and their adventures, but I’ve had a lot of fun researching and discovering and I wanted to share some of it with you. New posts coming soon!

A Whole New World

In my novel, the United Worlds (or UW for short) has made resettling the human race its business and, with Earth being mostly uninhabitable, its business model looks pretty promising. But why look for a new planet? Why not just live in space? I mean, we’ve imagined some pretty cool spaceships: Serenity, the Millenium Falcon, the USS Enterprise, and the Axiom. But even the people cruising around in their hover chairs slurping down cupcakes in a cup eventually wanted someplace to land.