Phantom City on the 13th Moon of Gernia

Nadya Johnson

Joined January 2009

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No one knew who built the ghost-metropolis or when — only that it loomed above the ancient tidal flats beside the remnants of a long-dead sea in the wilderness on Bruun, the 13th moon of Gernia ~ but not always

Not for very long. Existing as it did in a nether-zone between dimensions, it came and went, mercurial and spectre-like, emerging from the ever-blowing sand mists like an apparition, then just as suddenly flickering from sight. Some said, Organics built the city though the theory was a controversial one at best, pre-supposing such colossal age most experts tended to discount the possibility. In eras past enormous crowds would gather for the viewings and in those days, festivals were held; but since the Fall, few ventured out beyond the secondary Arm and fewer still braved the journey through the Darklands just to see a disappearing city given all the perils of the trip. Only mechanoids were left to view it now in any case. And not too many came.

Inspired by Asimov, Bradbury, Vance, Simak and other sci-fi authors from the Golden Age, who wrote of far-flung, trans-galactic empires, dying worlds and memories of Ancient Earth. There was one story in particular I really liked years and year ago – can’t remember now, who wrote it; humanity had long died off and all that remained were two aging robots. This was long (long) before Star Wars, and I always felt maybe it inspired George Lucas when he came up with R-2 and 3CPO.

Photoshop Creation

City is from sci fi city background ~ mysticmorning stock
Foreground is from Desert 3 ~ B-squared stock
Space custom
Mechanoids from robot toys
Multiple color-layers, light effects and textures are applied in CS2

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