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About Solaris

by Annie Stein
Welcome to Solaris, traveller! Let me get you up to speed.
Solaris is a soft science fiction webcomic set in our own universe, kind of. Learn more by continuing to read, or click here to be taken to the comic.
Q:Where am I?   You're still in the system known as Sol. Except this time each planet is habitable and developed its own life. The people are humanoid, mostly.
Q:I heard something about a comic?   Oh yes! The main comic is still in development, but you can read the first few pages of Little Blue if you click here.  
Q:What's going on?   Sol is invading. The resentful sun sends its angelic armies: the Scourge. For now, they're being held back at Mercury by Penumbra.
by Annie Stein
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.
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 are tools for create and share an encyclopedia or private wiki for your setting.   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

  • 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
  • A image celebrating 150 explorers. There's a drawing of Eun and Blue smiling added as well.

    by Annie Stein

    Milestones   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
    This article is a stub . It will be expanded upon later.


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    13 Nov, 2022 06:16

    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

    Sage nnie
    Annie Stein
    14 Nov, 2022 10:19

    Thank you so much!

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