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Starship Dimensions: A Museum of Speculative Fiction inspired Spaceships
by Jeff Russell
A Museum of Speculative Fiction inspired Spaceships
NEWS AUGUST 3 2006
NEWS APRIL 20 2006
ABOUT THIS SITE
This site is intended to allow science fiction fans to get an impression of the true scale of their favorite science fiction spacecraft by being able to compare ships across genres, as well as being able to compare them with contemporary objects with which they are probably familiar.
The scales are based on meter-to-pixel ratios so that they are accurate on any platform. The background grid is divided into groups of ten, and larger groups of one hundred pixels, to allow for easy measurement.
This site is only intended to compare the actual physical dimensions of the starships herein, and makes no claims as to any other aspect of these ships (firepower, speed, etc.). Each genre is worthy of respect in its own right and no preference is given to any one genre. If you are interested in a certain vessel/being, I encourage you to view to film or read the books in which they originally appeared in all their glory. In time, I will provide the source information with each vessel to make it easier to find these sources.
The charts are intended to be interactive such that Internet explorer users may click and drag the starships within the charts to arrange them in whichever way they please. I am working on incorporating the same feature for Netscape and other web browser users. The site is very Graphics intensive by nature and therefore is targeted towards a higher bandwidth connection (DSL, etc). It will likely bog down dialup connections.
We have gathered many of the starship images from various sources on the web included in my LINKS page, plus some I have drawn from scratch. This site is a constant work in progress, you will have to check back often to catch the latest changes and additions.
Above all, this site is intended as an homage to the many great people who have created these ideas for us to enjoy, so Enjoy!
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