• Fantastic Universes

    Fantastic Universes

    This site is a collection of world-building resources, maps, art, and literary work. It serves as a home base for the creative effort of Jon F. Zeigler.

  • Architect of Worlds

    Architect of Worlds

    A sourcebook covering plausible star system and world design, intended for science-fiction gaming and literary work. The book will discuss the fundamentals of astronomy and planetary science, and provide tools for creative individuals to use in designing star maps, stars, planetary systems, and individual worlds for their own settings.

  • The Human Destiny

    The Human Destiny

    A space-opera universe, in which humans have been conquered by an ancient, sophisticated galactic civilization. Earth's alien rulers have solved many of the world's problems, but at the cost of human freedom and self-respect. Can human beings survive and find a place in the galaxy, as anything more than a barbarian protectorate? Is the galactic society as all-knowing and all-powerful as it seems?

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Architect of Worlds
A sourcebook covering plausible star system and world design, intended for science-fiction gaming and literary work. The book will discuss the fundamentals of astronomy and planetary science, and provide tools for creative individuals to use in designing star maps, stars, planetary systems, and individual worlds for their own settings.
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The Human Destiny
A space-opera universe, in which humans have been conquered by an ancient, sophisticated galactic civilization. Earth's alien rulers have solved many of the world's problems, but at the cost of human freedom and self-respect. Can human beings survive and find a place in the galaxy, as anything more than a barbarian protectorate? Is the galactic society as all-knowing and all-powerful as it seems?
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Free Articles and Fiction
Free non-fiction articles on world-building and writing. Maps and pieces of original art that aren't associated with any other project on the site. Free short fiction and excerpts from novels in progress.

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Nov 14, 2016, 6:43 AM
The Sharrukin's Archive site is being built as an alternative to my previous Sharrukin's Palace blog. For a variety of reasons, I've decided not to try to maintain a writing blog as such any more. Instead, the projects that I'm willing to make public…