Once upon a time, humankind thought it was on the doorstep of the stars. Then, the thermo-industrial age came to a brutal collapse as the ravages of the anthropocene took old. For five hundred years the world ignored what lay beyond the atmosphere. For three hundred years reigned the Low Age. And then we turned to the stars again.
Starmoth is a post-apocalyptic, post-capitalistic, interstellar setting where semi-realistic spacecraft coexist with unknowable alien ruins, open-source FTL devices and colourful, vibrant societies. It is meant to be a tribute to science fiction focusing on a sense of wonder, as well as evoking nostalgia for a time that could have been.
If this is your first time on this site, you may want to start with the article about human space which summarizes the geographical extent of the setting and provides a good starting point.
Starmoth is mostly illustrated with Creative Common images. When images have attribution credits but no other mention they are displayed under the CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license otherwise individual license is mentioned. When images have no attribution they are displayed under the CC0 license.
Some image credits may have fallen through the cracks or have been misattributed. Do not hesitate to contact me in that case.
The site has been built and is being maintained by the great Head_Case, vanquisher of bugs and unruly internet gnomes.