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The Collision Course

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The Collision Course is a diner built in the century-old wreck of a passenger spacecraft. It's an iconic and beloved landmark of the Asteroid Belt, seen as the point where the Inner and Outer Worlds meet.   Back in 219880 a Belt Express passenger spacecraft returning from Jupiter impacted with an asteroid. Collisions in the asteroid belt are extraordinarily rare, but since the collision of the Belt Express all spacecraft crossing the belt have been outfitted with radar sensors just in case.   The worst of the impact was at the front of the craft, and the few passengers aboard got away with mild injuries. The dining and serving modules of the craft were left fully intact. This was taken full advantage of by two enterprising resturanteurs Sally and Stella.   Sally and Stella were scrappers by trade, and got to work securing the wreck, taking every precaution to make it safe for themselves and future clients. Once it was in tip top shape, they divided the diner duties between them. Sally cooked up a storm in the kitchen, while Stella handled the service. The Collision Course became a meeting spot for those travelling through the Belt, a hotspot in the middle of the belt, and eventually a tourist attraction.   They stayed in the diner even in their retirement, chatting with the regulars and helping to guide the next generation of the Collision Course. Their portraits hang in the diner, framed by loving notes and thank you's.  


  Belter's Breakfast
Pancakes served with a drizzle of sweetpalm syrup and sizzling spam.   Sally's Stew
Spam, sausage and padi noodles stewed in a spicy broth.  
Sally's Special
A cosmic chowder made with local bivalves and shrimp. Guaranteed fresh!
Soft Drinks   Desserts
Grab n Go   Spam Masubi
Fried spam on a bed of beaded padi.   Dough-twists
Fried sweetened dough tossed in sugar.   Potstickers
Pan-friend dumplings

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Outer Space
Locations Asteroid Belt ( The Collision Course ) · Oort Cloud
Species Deep Space Leviathan · Orbitross · Astroplankton
Materials Astrallite
Technology Crystal Technology · Super Wide Access Network · Spacecraft ( Dragonfly Carrier )
Society Traditions ( Dumplings in Space ) · Organizations ( Sentinel ) · Conditions ( Deep Space Syndrome )
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Jul 10, 2023 11:29

I just love this concept so much. So good, and very charming, and evocative!

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Jul 10, 2023 15:03 by Annie Stein

Thank you! I feel like diners are such icons of like, liminal spaces and travel that I really wanted to include one in Solaris.

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Jul 10, 2023 13:40 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

Ohhh, the portraits with the notes and thank yous ;-; <3

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Jul 10, 2023 15:03 by Annie Stein

They were deeply loved <3

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Jul 10, 2023 21:39 by Keon Croucher

This is a lovely little addition to Solaris, really kinda makes it all feel relative, talking about 'The Belt' like this, like its just another place, really helps sell the setting, the idea that space travel is like highway driving it today. Its a fun little piece, a great read :)

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Jul 13, 2023 09:44 by Annie Stein

Thank you! I'm very glad that it helps to get that across!

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Jul 13, 2023 05:12 by Molly Marjorie

Aww, what a sweet story! (brings a new meaning to hole-in-the-wall dining)

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Jul 13, 2023 09:44 by Annie Stein

Thank you! (oh my god it does, doesn't it?)

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Jul 15, 2023 14:43 by LexiCon (WordiGirl)

I think I would quite love to visit this cozy place.

Jul 15, 2023 16:03 by Annie Stein

Thank you! I'm sure you'd be welcome!

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Jul 19, 2023 01:18 by Deleyna Marr

Love the creative use of spam!

Jul 20, 2023 17:33 by Annie Stein

Spam's good! Very handy when you need to get the majority of your food shipped in.

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Jul 19, 2023 04:45 by Reanna R

This idea is so much fun! I love all the dishes in the menu.

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Jul 20, 2023 17:34 by Annie Stein

Thank you! I'd love to draw it some day!

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Nov 4, 2023 11:51

I love this dinner and the detail you put into it. Especially liked that you've added a menu as well.   Seems like a very nice place to visit!

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Nov 4, 2023 12:02 by Annie Stein

Thank you!

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