News from the Golden Age
The Western Annex map provides an overview of the quadrants as last updated by CPJC on Tariffs and Trade 2349-January-15
Dunsany Roads Sector Maps
Diurnia Sector Maps
Just out of curiosity, is the Sigler quadrant by any chance named for Scott Sigler, author of Ancestor, Infested, Earth Core, etc?
Yes, and there’s a SC Scott Sigler flying around, too.
LOL… Excellent! Very cool.
I also loved the Sigler reference, and the new crewmember C.C. I kept waiting to hear the AH theme being sung!
The image doesn’t seem to work anymore. Clicking just takes me to the home page. Same thing with the Dunsany Roads page as well.
I bet the SC Scott Sigler is known for its bunk bunnies.
Was Mitch Fitzroy a Sigler/Earthcore reference too? Not too bright, but stumbles on a great idea?
Hey. Actually the Sigler is known for “lots and lots of violence.”
And not intentionally. : )
I was just trashing Scott because it’s what we junkies do (I’ve been listening since episode 6 of Earthcore). But more importantly, Nate, thank you. I had surgery earlier this month, and instead of being in the hospital for 3 days, complications kept me in for 10. I had Quarter and Half on my smartphone, and I must have listened to them for the 6th, 7th and 8th times while stuck in there. I absolutely love the universe you’ve created. Ish is a wonderful hero. Can’t wait for Double Share.
Funny – After going through most of Sigler’s podcasts I found Quarter Share and just moments ago finished Double Share. They are at opposite ends of the spectrum but I have greatly enjoyed them all. Nate, I feel that your presentation skills are much better though. It’s a pleasure just listening to you narrate.
I love the idea of a space merchant marine. I have friends who serve on Great Lakes ships and their “sea stories” run in similar paths. It is nice to see something other than star trek or star wars line of thinking. You have a wonderful voice combined with an extremely well written story. Please give us many more.
PS Cant wait for Captains Share and it’s sequel Owners Share
OFten times when I hear the names of people I know used in a fictional setting, like you have…Sigler, Welliver, Ellis, Jett, Baddings, and more, it shakes me out of the story. But for some reason, it’s never happened with the Traders Tales. Yeah, I smile at the name/reference, but it just flows by like any other. I’m not sure if it’s your writing or your delivery in the audio, but regardless it’s your doing. So, nice work and keep it up!
I worry about that all the time. These last two books have been just FILLED with ‘em.
Some of the names you wouldn’t recognize, but others are obvious. I wonder if one reason that they don’t jump out is that I use so MANY of them
I like hearing familiar names crop up in the stories. It brings a smile to my face.
Plus, I have a little game I play with myself, how many references I can recognize. I start on the assumption that every ship, planet and person is a reference, and see how many I recognize.
I like that all of the tractor ships are heroes from the Trojan war. On both sides.
Out of curiosity where is the Western annex in relation to old Earth?
To the Galactic West
it be interesting to see a galactic map including all known systems and it would be cool to hear about earth a little. one thing i loved about the whole series is that there are no aliens in it no green guys or slugs or all that and i love the use of heavy worlder and the difference in people instead of beings. oh and is there and race specific planets like the japanese have there own place and maybe sweds and all that.
I personally enjoy references in ship names. I’ve personally seen a cargo ship by the name Ken Ryu (yay street fighter reference). I think that this tradition will hold into the future, and will only grow in diversity as more private and company owned vessels ply the stars.
Sorry, sar, but the link to Diurnia Sector (http://solarclipper.com/diurnia-sector/) is broken.
when I shifted the maps to be a lower level, it changed the (not so-)perma links for them.
Should be fixed now.
I would like to know which quadrant the Newmar System is in. It is given as a few weeks away from Dunsany Roads in the Bad Penny at the end of Full Share, and as 6 days and 3 jumps “in the between spaces running through the unpopulated middle of the Western Annex” from Newmar System to Diurnia System at the beginning of Double Share. However, there is no reference I have found that tells where it really is.
Newmar is in the Gretna Sector. The map here shows where that is in relation to the rest of the Western Annex.
Is Sigler named after the Author Scott Sigler?
Indeed it is.
There’s also a SC Scott Sigler filled with pugnacious crew members.
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