Starting Point: Transpersonation

“So…so explain this to me one more time,” I said, nervously adjusting my skirt...

Hemingway – A Simple Editing Tool for Simple Prose

Rather than criticizing you for your technical errors, Hemingway instead gives you hints on how to improve the quality

Sciency Words: Yestersol

The term yestersol was apparently coined during NASA’s Spirit and Opportunity rover missions. Scientists and engineers assigned to those

Inspiration Gallery #0715

This month's Inspiration Gallery features the work of Thomas Wievegg.

Starting Point: The Courier

"Just be sure to get back before sunset," my mother nagged as she packed a lunchbox into the seat

Alien August 2015

I'm pleased to announce that Alien August will be returning to SciFi Ideas this year!

Alien August Competition 2015 – Full Details

Here are the full competition details for the Alien August Competition 2015.

Sciency Words: Opposition and Conjunction

Mars, like pretty much everything in space, is a moving target. Sometimes, it’s fairly close to Earth. Other times,

Starting Point: The Return

Who could do such a thing, and why? Noah knew there could be only one answer: They had returned.

Sciency Words: The Gaia Principle

A strict interpretation of the Gaia principle would tell us that if life fails to alter its environment, if

AltMap: State of the Unions

It’s time for another alternate history map challenge. Last Week Last week’s alternate history map showed us a world

Starting Point: Girls Only

As Thomars emerged from the undergrowth, the full scale of the city became clear to him. It filled an

Sciency Words: Silicosis

On Earth, the inhalation of silica dust can cause a respiratory disease called silicosis. Symptoms include coughing, shortness of

AltMap: Khaaan!

This might not be entirely plausible, but give us your best guestimates please.

Inspiration Gallery #0615

In this week's Inspiration Gallery we feature the work of Romanian concept artist Ioan Dumitrescu.

Starting Point: Law of the Lawless

Jess had heard some of the crazy folklore about surface conditions on Venus. There were stories - wild, unbelieveable

Sciency Words: Jiffy

Gilbert Newton Lewis proposed jiffy as a unit of time defined as the amount of time it takes light

AltMap: Holy Romans Batman!

Our second alternate history map challenge.

Khan, Failed Savior: A Better Alternate History

It’s a shame Abrams never got this idea; it would have made a story GALAXIES better than Star Trek

Starting Point: The Atlantic Plughole

"Don't tell me... it's gotten bigger?" The Prime Minister waited for my reply as I surveyed what was official