On the Ptolemaic System

I mentioned a week ago, perhaps a little more, that I an idea struck: tell a story set in a universe where the Ptolemaic system were true, where Earth was the center of the universe around which everything–moon, sun, planets, stars–revolved. A silly idea, true.

I realized, though, that I really didn’t know quite how the system worked. Some online articles have been helpful, but I needed more. Recently several books have been recommended.

Music of the spheres, indeed. 🙂

We’ll see where this goes.

3 thoughts on “On the Ptolemaic System

  1. I’ll have to look for that, thanks. 🙂

    It’s interesting; I did tell a story set in a geocentric universe (my Doctor Who story, “The Spindle of Necessity”), but it had nothing in common, save the geocentricness, with the idea that I mused about here. I actually had a story idea in mind, and sketched out a one-page outline. But it never went anywhere.

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