The Maker: Adventures in Time and Space
Bosmius is located in the Sculptor Galaxy and is a planet that is located very close to the star MCV‐847‐delta, better known as “Mock‐V”. The planet Bosmus is a very Earth‐like planet on the surface. It has trees, vegetation, animal life, and even evolved humanoids that are nearly identical to humans. The only difference with the planet is that it has a highly magnetic core. This core helps to protect the planet from the fierce solar winds that the planet encounters by being so close to its sun. The magnetic core also creates a virtual force‐field around the planet preventing most technologies from scanning the planet and discovering that there is life there. Because of this, Bosmius has an evolving civilization which is unaware of its place in the galaxy.
To the humanoids on Bosmius, the sky looks like an ever changing sheet of light—not unlike a continuous aurora borealis (or aurora austrialis) happening in the sky at all times. The magnetic interference from the core has both protected and hindered the planet. The core has protected the people of Bosimus from the deadly radiation close to their home. It has hindered the native Bosmians because they do not have any magnetic technology (such as compasses, magnetic cassette tapes or sound storage, no computer technology or even just magnets for refrigerators. Because of this, the planet has welcomed steam and mechanical technology that does not rely on the forces exerted by rare earth metals. In turn, Bosmius has a civilization that has steam-powered technology. But the Bosmians are now starting to advance their society and move their culture and science in even broader directions