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About Solaris

Welcome to Solaris, traveller! This is a slower-than-light science fantasy set in our own solar system.
About Solaris | Guide to Solaris | Prologue
Solaris is an upcoming space opera webcomic set in a fantastic version of our own solar system. This website serves as an online encyclopedia about the setting, with 50k+ words over 75+ articles. Solaris is written and maintained by Annie and Sky. It's hosted on World Anvil.   To learn more about the setting, check out the Guide to Solaris.
Most Beautiful New World 2022, awarded at the Worldbuilding Awards

About the Authors

In the frozen north called Norway, Annie and Sky live with two fluffy distractions. Apollo and Luna like treats, sunbeams and boxes.
Photo of Apollo by Annie Stein
Photo of Luna by Annie Stein
Kitten's Favourite Article
Annie Stein is the main writer and illustrator of Solaris and enjoys writing and drawing gay stuff. She likes fashion, philosophical debates about art (it's a verb, and creation is a conversation!) and Sailor Moon.   Annie's Favourite Article   skairunner provides snacks, technical expertise as a programmer and nerd, and writes the occasional article about spacecrafts. She's a big fan of The Craft Sequence by Max Gladstone, the Culture series by Iain M. Banks, and the mod Blue Planet: War in Heaven.   Sky's Favourite Article

About World Anvil

  World Anvil is a platform for creating and sharing worldbuilding. The core feature is the encyclopedia or private wiki for your setting, but World Anvil also has excellent tools for hosting and labelling maps, creating timelines and much more.
Tips & Tricks
Text with a bold underline are tooltips. If you hover your mouse over the text, you'll see a small box appear with extra information. On mobile press and hold the underlined text.   If you are on mobile, click the button labelled to open the quick navigation menu. Here you will find the World Codex, and several handy links.

World Anvil Events

  World Anvil hosts several events each year, as well as the occasional monthly themed challenge. The biggest events are Summer Camp and Worldember.  
During Summer Camp, World Anvil releases 31 prompts in smaller batches. Creators are given badges based on how many prompts they complete.  
During Worldember, creators are free to write whatever their heart desires. The goal is to write at least 10k words over december, all in new articles.  

How to Support Solaris

  Knowing people out there like Solaris and want to see more means the world. The best way to show that you want more is to engage with the world. Every like, follow and comment is deeply appreciated.   If you want to go the extra mile, we have got a Ko-Fi set up. Annie posts a bit about what's going on behind the scenes for Solaris, sharing her notes, preparation, and talking about how things get made.

History of Solaris

  • Jan 27th — Solaris wins Best Body of Work for Worldember 2023

  •   2023
  • Jun 1stWinners of the Under the Sea Challenge are revealed!
  • May 19th — Solaris hosts its first flash challenge: the Under the Sea Flash Challenge
  • March 19th — Solaris is voted Most Beautiful New World at the Worldbuilding Awards!
  • March 5th — Solaris is nominated for Most Beautiful New world and Best New World at the Worldbuilding Awards!

  • 2022
  • Year in Review: Year One
  • November 11th — Solaris gets a new coat of paint!
  • August 27thOperation War Dove wins best Military Prompt of Summercamp 2022
  • July 9th — First comic page posted
  • February 20th — Solaris is created
  • Milestones   December 20th — 200 Followers
    November 15th — 100k Words
    June 21st — 150 Followers
    June 3rd — 75k Words
    December 27th — 100 Followers
    December 19th — 50k Words
    June 30th — 50 Followers
    June 29th — 25k Words
    March 25th — 25 Followers
    March 15th — 10k Words

    Follower Milestone Art

    A image celebrating 150 explorers. There's a drawing of Eun and Blue smiling added as well.
    by Annie Stein
    A image celebrating 200 explorers. Blue NM-2 sits on top of the 200.
    by Annie Stein
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    Nov 13, 2022 06:16 by Stormbril

    Woah! I'm absolutely loving the CSS update! Everything is so clean and wonderfully laid out, it's hugely inspiring. And what a great 'about' article to debut it on, too :D

    Nov 14, 2022 10:19 by Annie Stein

    Thank you so much!

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