What had gone wrong? How had the Cerberus found me? Had Samuel betrayed me? I couldn't
Starting Point: Goat Night
The god Pan was once again being worshipped, thousands of light years from Earth.
I've spent the entire of my adult life aboard the Actaeon. I was twenty years old
Starting Point: A Taste of Paradise
"What is it?" Miranda asked with childlike curiosity...
Starting Point: Give Blood
"Blood?!" Jim recoiled. "Why in the 'verse do you want my blood?"
Winner of the Alien August Competition
The Alien August competition is over, and the winner has been announced.
Starting Point: Distress Call
The Volkosian raised a gloved hand and knocked hard against the glass. "I make call," he
Starting Point: Bovipocalypse
All them city slickers and so-called experts in Washington were scratching their heads like idiots. Even with all
LYCON – An Alien Species Concept by Ben Mauro
A stunning alien concept by artist Ben Mauro.
Hemingway – A Simple Editing Tool for Simple Prose
Rather than criticizing you for your technical errors, Hemingway instead gives you hints on how to
Starting Point: The Courier
"Just be sure to get back before sunset," my mother nagged as she packed a lunchbox
I'm pleased to announce that Alien August will be returning to SciFi Ideas this year!
Starting Point: The Return
Who could do such a thing, and why? Noah knew there could be only one answer:
AltMap: State of the Unions
It’s time for another alternate history map challenge. Last Week Last week’s alternate history map showed
Starting Point: Girls Only
As Thomars emerged from the undergrowth, the full scale of the city became clear to him.
This might not be entirely plausible, but give us your best guestimates please.
AltMap: Holy Romans Batman!
Our second alternate history map challenge.
AltMap: New Alternate History Challenge
Each week I'll be sharing a different alternate history map. Your challenge, should you choose to
Starting Point: Encounter at Ranzagoff’s
Danny almost jumped out of his skin when the xenomorph burst through the open doorway to
What If? 50 Ideas for Alternate History Scenarios
Need some inspiration for an alternate history scenario? Need a point in time for your alternate