The Diaspora Project
The Diaspora universe is an exploration of humanity’s future within the local stellar group, and a speculative examination of what that space may look like across vast expanses of time. The world is meticulously researched and constructed to be as true to present scientific knowledge as possible.
The Diaspora UniverseThe Diaspora is an alternate universe where humans committed to their desire to explore the cosmos, and have begun to spread across the local interstellar neighborhood. Along the way, they have encountered a small number of fellow sophont species, with whom they have allied themselves in spacefaring solidarity.
WorldIn the 129th century of the Universal Modern Era (2800s CE), known space extends in a roughly spherical radius of about ten parsecs, or 32.6 lightyears. In this bubble of human influence, there are roughly 270 star systems, most of which have planets of some sort and almost all of which are occupied by sophont species in some form or other.
NarrativeThis universe has a narrative history shorter in span than other projects but overall much more detailed, spanning from its point of divergence in the 1970s CE to the mid-2800s CE. A certain upcoming project also explores the setting's far future.
A series of audio snapshots of life at various places and times in known space.
Three individuals try to understand the nature and purpose of a large, powerful, and vaguely unethical superscience organization.
The crew of the UNSS Asteria accidentally uncover an ancient threat on the edge of known space.
Wandering the SkyWandering the Sky is a concise and comprehensive review of humanity’s nine centuries as a starfaring race, from the SHEO Project to the settlement of extrasolar planets to first contact with each of the eight known sophont species.
The project's current status is Archived.
MonumentsThe appearance of a mysterious battered spacecraft in orbit throws the world into unrest. Is it merely a relic from the ancient past of the alien beings who built the monolithic Monuments? Or a harbinger of their return...?
The project's current status is Concept Archived.
DevelopmentThe various projects set within the Diaspora universe explore humanity’s path to the stars and their interactions with the other sapient denizens of the interstellar neighborhood, as well as the history and ecology of the myriad worlds scattered throughout known (and unknown) space. Though the project is realistic in its scientific and technological aspects, following in the footsteps of the likes of Arthur C. Clarke and Andy Weir, its sociopolitical and cultural aspects inherit the bright optimism of Carl Sagan’s writings.