Submissions for Moons of Saturn (VISIONS II).
Word Count: 3,000 – 6,000
Authors receive token payment.
This book will bring together author visions of Saturn’s moons—a rich and varied focus for building speculative images of the future. We are looking for imaginative views with a solid grounding in the actual moons. That means you can’t put a colony on a moon that is too small to have any gravity, or people living without protection on the open surface of a moon that can’t hold an atmosphere. If that just seems like a challenge to you, be our guest and prove us wrong, but you need to convince us it is possible. The rings and the planet are fair game, as long as the moon(s) is/are part of the plot.
The possibilities are endless. Terraforming. Aliens. Colonization. Conquest. Vacation sites…
Use the Internet! There are loads of articles discussing the different moons and their part in the Saturn System. The following information required one minute to find. Just imagine what you could learn in an hour.
According to Wikipedia:
Saturn has 62 moons with confirmed orbits, 53 of which have names and only 13 of which have diameters larger than 50 kilometers. Seven Saturnian moons are large enough to be ellipsoidal in shape, though only two of those, Titan and Rhea, are currently in hydrostatic equilibrium, as well as dense rings with complex orbital motions of their own. Particularly notable among Saturn’s moons are Titan, the second-largest moon in the Solar System, with a nitrogen-rich Earth-like atmosphere and a landscape including hydrocarbon lakes and dry river networks; and Enceladus, which emits jets of gas and dust and may harbor liquid water under its south pole region.