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