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Story Idea: The Mars-Town Rebellion

Here's an idea for a science fiction story set on Mars. It's still lacking in both

Using Attributive ‘Tags’ to Make Your Characters Memorable

Writing large numbers of characters in any fictional work can cause confusion for the reader. This

10 Ideas for Star Trek RPGs

If you're thinking of setting up a play-by-post RPG in the Star Trek universe then you've

Water Power: Slashing the Cost of Space Travel

I recently came across this article on and did a fair amount of head scratching.

How Many Habitable Planets Can I Fit Into One Star System?

TV shows like Firefly, Battlestar Galactica and Caprica have shown us glimpses of systems packed with

Story Idea: Bypassed

A group of humans set out to colonize a world in a distant star system. Traveling

A Sexy Guide to Structuring Your Story

This is an approach to story structure taught to me by my old creative writing lecturer,

12 Ideas for Battlestar Galactica RPGs

The Battlestar Galactica universe is just crying out for some intelligently considered role-playing games and fanfiction

Story Idea: I Walked With an Alien Zombie

Here's an idea I had while composing a recent post. I think it has a lot

Taking a Leaf out of Somebody Else’s Book

If you are desperate for ideas, this might help...

Would an Alien Make Candles from His Dead Relatives?

Answer: Sure. Why not? Alien rituals surrounding death are sure to be quite bizarre, perhaps even as

5 Underrated Science Fiction Shows

Hungry for more science fiction on your goggle-box but think you've seen everything the genre has