In the early 2000s, a mysterious technology/organism - eventually to be known by the tongue-in-cheek name handwavium - appeared from no known origin. Properly applied, handwavium allows, among other things, almost anyone to build a spacecraft far in advance of anything any government is fielding. And almost anyone does - most of North American science fiction fandom makes it off the planet in an explosive diaspora before laws against the use of handwavium are passed by paranoid governments worried about the devastating changes such a disruptive technology can cause to the comfortable and profitable status quo.
These are the stories of those who made it into space, and what they did and found there.
- Bob Schroeck
It's been years since I updated this page... mainly because the archive has moved to the FenWiki. (I'm only making this update because this page was linked from TVTropes.) Read the Stories of Fenspace there, please... and I hope you enjoy them.
If you're really interested in the old archive, see this page...)