Alien Ideas Archive

Alien profile: The Dirt-Eaters of Corohawk

This alien profile was written for us by Chris Kentlea from Ennead Games. Chris challenged me to find

Creature concept: Osteonimbus

When Mark handed command of SciFi Ideas over to me for a week, he asked not

Starting point: Miniscule blades of death

Alien invasion stories can be pretty formulaic, but it's a winning formula and useful platform for

Creature Concepts: Grandulus and the Luminous Oppugno

Early in its evolutionary history, life on this world did not split into such rigidly defined

Could an Alien Creature Eat Sound?

This alien creature “eats” soundwaves. But, is that even possible?

Creature Concept: The Spider Demon of Laskaris III

The giant spider demon isn't a native of this world, it was a visitor once. Transformed

Inspiration Gallery #0314

In 1939, pulp fiction magazine Fantastic Adventures commissioned Frank R. Paul to produce a series of

Creature Concepts from David Aguilar’s ‘Alien Worlds’

Aguilar has populated his imaginary universe several distinct planets and provided details about their inhabitants.

Creature Concept: The Ruffled Roller

Here's a creature that comes with little explanation, which means there's more potential for you to

Creature concept: Sifter beast

I found this great creature artwork to add to our creature concept segment. It’s called a

The Red Pelted Giant

The enormous red pelted giant carefully tip-toes over your home town at dusk and dawn. After

Cloud Grazer feeds on the gaseous clouds of a distant planet

An elegant flying alien creature that eats clouds and blocks out the sun.

Creature concept: Tongzen

It was about as large as a fullgrown puma, and stood upon four handlike feet that

Creature Concept: The Horned Raxomajup of Bellatav Prime

The Horned Raxomajup from Bellatav Prime are large creatures with tough, armoured skin much like a

Creature concept: Q’porr an aquatic predator

An aquatic predator named a "Q'porr" by DeviantArt user "Exobio".

Thantopians: The non-sentient carpet creatures of Chandra’s Game

Yes, we're talking about killer carpets!

The Eyeless Iridescent Jumper Hunts Using Your Fear

The Eyeless Iridescent Jumper is a predator of the 3rd planet in the Psi Liana star

Alien Profile: Zenkrishans

It has been suggested that Zenkrishans have no instinctive sense of right and wrong, and that

Alien Profile: The Yzaz

Alien August competition entry by Johnson Borrero. The yzaz are a sapient species from the planet Gan,

Alien Profile: The Rhajk’ar

After their coming of age ceremony, every Rhajk’ar chooses one of the three paths: battle, enlightenment