A how-to guide for writers and roleplayers
Start with your story. Choose the situations and locations it needs. Have the science behind them at your fingertips, when you want it.
Inspiration first, then worldbuilding.
The Hard SF Worldbuilding Cookbooks:
Written for worldbuilders who want their in-world science to be more than just technobabble, the Hard SF Cookbooks are focussed on story and dramatic possibilities rather than just being ‘here’s the science, now go create’. Each starts with a guide for the aspiring space traveller – where to go and how to avoid being fried, zapped, and/or blasted – then pulls out to the artist, writer and GM point-of-view, with lookup tables so you can start from the trope or scenario you want, find new story hooks, and work back towards the science behind them.