Starting Point: Let’s Go Walkies
“What was that noise Sedgwick?” asked Mayor-Captain Hieronymus Spalding.
Inspiration Gallery #1214
In this month’s Inspiration Gallery, we take a peek into the mind and sketchbook of Jakub Rozalski. We’re used to
Starting Point: High in Hamju City
This week’s story starting point was sent to us by John H. Reiher Jr. The pair of friends sat
Science Fiction Doesn’t Have to be Believable?
Though I admit I’ve written series of sci-fi novels where scientific accuracy takes a back seat to entertainment, my
10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Science Fiction Writers
Here are some ideas and suggestions for what gifts to buy science fiction writers this Christmas.
Starting Point: Black Knight
As the Black Knight Satellite comes into view Peter is transfixed. He remembers seeing it in the photographs from
Arthur C. Clarke Predicted the Internet Age, What do You Predict?
In the year 2041, what technologies do you think will have revolutionized our lives? How will our lives have
Starting Point: A Step Too Far
Celebrity billionaire Gus Goodman was notorious for a life and fortune wasted on a string of elaborate stunts. He'd
Artifexian – Color in Librus
Following on from my last post, “Color in Fictional Settings”, this week I’d like to look at how we
Stephen Hawking Issues a Challenge to Science Fiction Writers
In an interview with John Oliver (broadcast on Last Week Tonight in June 2014), Professor Stephen Hawking set a
Featured Story: Life and Death Around the Spire
Lief ran full tilt down the hand carved tunnel to the lower galleries of the Spire. It was Harvest
Elysium Concept Art Reveals The Torus Originally Had A Roof
In addition to its third act plot holes, one of the problems many sci-fi fans were keen to point
Starting Point: Waves of Dread and Joy
Ibrahim probed into his small leather pouch and retrieved a small blue emotiball. He placed it into the palm
Top 5 Worldbuilding Must-Haves
What if you work on your world for weeks, write dozens of spreadsheets or notes, create maps, invent species,
Starting point: Silently Drifting Past the Vail
Silently drifting on its way past the vail, Tyconderoga had been set on a course to intercept an asteroid
The Voyager Records – Carl Sagan’s Message to the Cosmos
Greetings fellow Earthlings, and happy Carl Sagan Day! On this day (November 9th) we celebrate the life of Carl
Inspiration Gallery #1114
In this week's Inspiration Gallery, we're featuring the work of Moroccan artist Badr Douah.
SciFi Ideas Podcast Episode#9
Another episode of the SciFi Ideas Podcast with many and varied discussion topics including zombie ants, Will Riker's love
Could Life Evolve Inside a Gas Giant?
The idea of abundant ecosystems inhabiting planets such as Jupiter is by no means a new one. In 1975,
Starting Point: Ivory Towers
Jacob had a simple goal in life. Like everybody else in the camp, he dreamed of being one of