Starting Point: Tantalus

What had gone wrong? How had the Cerberus found me? Had Samuel betrayed me? I couldn't believe that to

Star Trek is as out-of-date today as Buck Rogers was in 1980 (Take the hint!)

With all the talk about bringing back aStar Trek series for its 50th anniversary, I find myself regularly reminding

Sciency Words: Specular Reflection

Specular reflections are rare in nature. Few surfaces have the perfect, mirror-smooth finish that makes this phenomenon possible. Pools

10 storylines from Star Trek: Online that could be used in the new Star Trek series

This article was written for us by Chris Kentlea of Ennead Games.  STO, otherwise known as Star Trek Online,

Starting Point: Goat Night

The god Pan was once again being worshipped, thousands of light years from Earth.

Featured Story: G-G-Ghosts

“Ghosts?” O’Kelly inquired. “Why the tanj would Astute warn us ‘bout some fairytale monsters?”

Sciency Words: Trojans

Trojan asteroids are asteroids that share their orbits with a planet. This may not seem like a particularly safe

What Deep Concepts Could Star Trek Ponder Next?

It would almost seem that Star Trek has covered just about every area of social conflict there could be,

Sciency Words: Cryovolcano

When cryovolcanoes erupt, their cryomagma tends to include lots of liquid water, but at temperatures well below zero degrees

Six-word Science Fiction Stories

Recently on our Facebook page (and the sci fi writers group) we asked you to come up with some

Starting Point: The Hydrocarbon Boom

Winston moved along the pumping platform's superstructure, made more difficult by his environsuit. "Damn hose!" he cursed, as his

Star Trek, a new Series. We’ve been there before

There have been multiple attempts to revive the Star Trek franchise, some successful, others not so much. Let's hope

Sciency Words: Roche Limit

First calculated in 1848 by French astronomer and mathematician Edouard Roche, the Roche limit describes the distance at which

Sciency Words: Hot Jupiter

Today’s post is part of a special series that first appeared on Planet Pailly. Every week, we take a

Starting Point: Artemis

I've spent the entire of my adult life aboard the Actaeon. I was twenty years old when we departed

Sciency Words: Kirkwood Gaps

Kirkwood gaps are named after Daniel Kirkwood, the astronomer who first discovered them and correctly deduced what caused them.


It’s a new rising speculative fiction genre and aesthetic, along the same lines of Steampunk, Cyberpunk, and others you

Sciency Words: Chaos Terrain

The resulting terrain will look truly bizarre—chaotic, you might say!—with huge ice blocks jutting up above an otherwise perfectly

Starting Point: The Haunebu Encounter

What he had seen must be reported. He knew his life was unimportant in relation to what he had

Sciency Words: Belts and Zones

If you’ve ever looked at Jupiter, you’ve noticed that it has stripes. The stripes are so pronounced that you