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.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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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