The first of a new series I'm working on, Megastructures will explore a number or larger than life scifi engineering projects.
We'll start with The Ringworld, CATEGORY: STELLAR SCALE. A Ringworld is an artificial ring in space large enough to maintain an atmosphere and habitable land. The ring spins to create g-forces, and inner walls could be used to hold in the atmosphere. “Stellar Scale” rings could have a radius roughly equal to the radius of the Earth's orbit around the sun, and could in fact have a sun at its centroid.
Inspired by Larry Niven's Ringworld, Halo, and all the other Ringworlds in science fiction.
Cool artwork nonetheless though I think I heard about this kind of concept a little before the movie Elysium came out. It's a totally feisable concept, if scaled down and with some adjustments
I think the one one of the mega-structures that interests me most is the shell workd, as described in one of the later Banks novels.
Perhaps what I wished to show requires a partially destoried shell world.
Can't wait to see how you handle Iain M. Banks's 'Orbitals'!
To be sure, there is a knock off here - but it ain't Ringworld.
A very nice image. Well done.