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The links below are generally to more direct ways of buying these products, which benefit us directly. They are also available from other sites, although we generally get less out of those sales. Many of these can be acquired in a digital form at no cost (e.g. the "" links), although that obviously doesn't help us much, either.

Set of Five Posters, each showing planets and moons of the solar system.




Portrait of the Solar System

Set of Five Posters forming a 27"x96" Wall Display

These posters are suitable for classroom or bedroom, displayed as one combined set, or separately.

Worlds of the Solar System

Originally designed by Terry Hancock for his teenage daughter's bedroom, this set shows the planets and moons of the solar system with scale comparisons and lots of solar system facts, in an attractive composition.

The five posters are designed so that they can be mosaiced into a continuous display, just about 8-feet wide, or they can be separately framed and displayed around your classroom or home. Suitable for all ages, including science-inclined adults. The emphasis here is on worlds with solid surfaces that explorers might one day visit or pioneers settle on, with moons and dwarf planets given as much attention as the planets.

Although it is not practical to show all of the worlds at the same scale, the moons and terrestrial worlds are shown at a 1:30 Million scale, with other objects grouped into different common scales.

For convenient composition, the individual posters cover five concentric regions of the solar system:

  1. Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Earth-Crossing Asteroids
  2. Earth, Moon, Mars, and the Asteroid Belt
  3. Jupiter and its Moons
  4. Saturn and its Moons
  5. Uranus, Neptune, and the Kuiper Belt

Five 19"x27" posters.

Front Cover of Book


Lunatics Artbook & Writer's Guide

Vol. 1

This book of concept art was compiled during the initial 2011 Pre-Production Kickstarter for the "Lunatics Project".

Founding Concepts for Our Premier Open Movie Project

This companion book combines elements of an artbook and a writer's guide, with chapters on the characters, universe, and script for the opening story arc in our "Lunatics!" series.


  • Prospectus: Production plans, episode format, annual production cycle [much of this has been superseded by later changes, but the notes on episode format still apply].
  • Characters:
    • Lerner Family
    • Farmer Family
    • Allen Emerson
    • Sarah Allison
    • Others (Mostly Iridium Base Staff)
  • Setting:
    • Soyuz-SF Design
    • Space Station Alpha
    • Lunar Transportation System
    • Iridium Base
    • International Space Foundation Colony
    • Module Plans
    • Locator Map
  • Story:
    • Script: "No Children in Space" [Originally envisioned as a single longer episode, now comprised of the first three episodes: "No Children in Space", "From the Earth...", and " the Moon"].
    • Script: "Earth".
    • Short Story: "The Landing"
    • Audition Scripts.

Paperback or e-Book (PDF): 168 pages with 56 illustrations (23 color). 8.5 in x 11 in.

Front Cover of Book







Achieving Impossible Things

with Free Culture and Commons-Based Enterprise

The first completed book from Free Software Magazine Press, by longtime Free Software Magazine columnist Terry Hancock is now available!

How did they do that?

Six "impossible things": GNU/Linux, Wikipedia, the Creative Commons, the Blender Foundation, Open Hardware, and the OLPC/Sugar project. All created under free licenses for everyone to use, in defiance of our conventional ideas of business economics. Is it magic, coincidence, or just plain common sense at work here?

The author explores the reality of these projects from an insider’s perspective and picks out a set of five easy to follow rules for keeping your own projects in tune with the rules of free culture and on the track to success.

Includes the entirety of the "Impossible Things" and "Rules of the Game" article series written for Free Software Magazine, as well as five bonus articles on improving commons-based processes.

Paperback, Hardback, e-Book: 290 pages with 94 illustrations. 6 in x 9 in.