Science fantasy worldbuilding in Phoenix 5: Exotic technology

Lesson
Science fantasy worldbuilding in Phoenix 5: Exotic technology
9 pages
Purpose
Describe a piece of fantastic technology through objective details and subjective reactions.
Description
The science part of science fantasy is usually just fantastic technology that extrapolates on existing technology. In this lesson we model a passage describing the Astrolabe, a piece of cosmic technology in the Phoenix universe, although on face value strikingly similar to a medieval device of the same name. The secret to making this kind of technology feel fantastic is in the subjective elements of descriptions: valuations, judgments and beliefs.
Lesson type
Detailed practice
Genre / Topic
Science-fantasy