Featured Story: Going Up

The city sits on the top of a man-made mountain above the dust clouds and the dried out ground.

Google’s New Map of the Milky Way

Google have released a new interactive 3D model of the galaxy, and it features no less than 100,000 individual

Starting Point: Dawn City

Jay had seen the colony from each of these three high vantage points before, but the view from the

Featured Story: Nervous Stomach

My stomach clenched, my mouth had that watery feeling you get right before you vomit. We were moving at

Artifexian – Color in Fictional Settings

How to use colors in an interesting way to help transform the worldbuilding process.

Starting Point: The Aksu Nomad

The first nomad was reported in western China, near the city of Aksu on the old silk road. A

Star Trek’s Future Social Conflicts

The key to conflicts in Star Trek is that someone in their fictional universe does not have the appreciation

Alien Profile: The Babosi

The Babosi are an amphibious species native to the planet Obonda. They are a dying race and are currently

Story Idea: The Rosenberg Portal

My original Starting Point was nothing more than a concept, and it didn't differ too much from other colonization

Starting Point: Gardeners of Paradise

This week’s story starting point is a response to all the recent talk about utopian sci-fi. As we explored

Inspiration Gallery #1014

In this month's Inspiration Gallery we're looking at the art of Phuoc Quan.

Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Clearly Explained

Do you have difficulty understanding Einstein's Theory of Relativity? This video should help.

Starting Point: The Rosenberg Portal

The Rosenberg Portal was our way of cheating fate. It didn't take the first explorers long to realize that

Story Idea – Time Dilated

This is an idea for a short story involving time travel (well, more like time-acceleration) and pregnancy. It’s light

Starting Point: The Impossible Man

I was halfway to Proxima when the Visitor arrived, and already halfway through my last bottle of bourbon. I'd

Creature Concept: Mycolian

It is hard to determine whether the Mycolian is actually a fungus or animal, as it displays characteristics typical

Starting Point: The Third Machine Age

It was the third machine age that finally destroyed us. We should have seen it coming; there were so

Artifexian – Perception of the Heavens

The maths behind how your world is perceived.

Welcoming Edgar Grunewald to the SciFi Ideas Team

Edgar Grunewald is the man behind Artifexian, the YouTube channel that "teaches you everything you need to know about

The Peace Button – A Writing Exercise

It started with a case of unfair dismissal. A worker issued a complaint against her supervisor. She said all