Welcome to the
Black Ocean is a vivid 26th century story universe where science and magic coexist—sort of.
While the races of the universe rely on wizards for space travel and expansion—faster-than-light travel, artificial gravity, universal translation, terraforming inhospitable planets—technology also marches on. Factions like galactic megacorporations, interstellar organized crime families, military powers, and organizations of allied races vie to shift power for their own ends.
All the while, the little guys go about their lives trying to make a living…
- Space opera
- SciFi Adventure
- Small crew with big secrets
- Renegade wizards
- Multi-xeno cast
- Megacorps, military, and criminal elements vying for power
For Fans of
- Star Wars
- Guardians of the Galaxy
- Cowboy Bebop
- Rick & Morty
Factions in the Black Ocean universe
If the future weren’t so futuristic, the wizards of Earth might not have felt the need to band together and form their own social club. Older than paper, the preeminent wizardly trade association polices a membership that non-magical law enforcement is happy not having to deal with.
“Healing a Sick Galaxy” sounds great on an advertising campaign. If only their customers knew that beneath the megacorp’s veneer of good intentions is a black-ops division conducting some of the galaxy’s least ethical research.
The Allied Races of the Galactic Ocean. This multi-species alliance spans the civilized galaxy (which is helpfully defined as ARGO-controlled space), providing peace and security for its wealthiest and most centrally located citizens.
Series in the Black Ocean universe
Can’t get enough Black Ocean?
Join the Fan Group on Facebook
Join the Black Ocean Facebook fan group to discuss Black Ocean with other outlaws. Chat about ebooks, audio, or paper versions; main series or spin-offs; or share photos of the pet you named after Kubu.
Gear up with Black Ocean swag
Wish you could live in the Black Ocean world?
I can’t promise you’ll win an argument with the universe, but you CAN wear your own wizard hoodie (adorned with Convocation medallion), disguise your boring soda or beer with the Earth’s Preferred can cooler, or fly the Poet Fleet Jolly Roger.
Black Ocean fan art
Black Ocean has attracted some talented fans over the years, and they’ve built on that inspiration to create some amazing work!
Here’s just a taste of it.
If Black Ocean has inspired you to create something amazing, and you’d like to have it featured here, just contact me and let me know.
By Thomas Lockwood of flyingbrix
Black Ocean-inspired soundtrack
By Shaun Raven (aka hypervox)