The fourth week of August (22nd – 28th) will be designated “Alien Week”.
The versatile genre of science fiction has shown us many different worlds, and I don’t just mean different planets. The future of the Earth can hold some interesting ideas too. With an unlimited number of paths our planet might take, the societies of the future might be as surprising as any alien civilization
To commemorate American Independence Day (2011) we created a poll on the SciFi Ideas Facebook page. The poll asked “what’s your favourite American scifi TV show?” The votes have been counted and verified – here are the results.
Here’s an idea for a science fiction story set on Mars. It’s still lacking in both plot and characters, but as a basic story idea I think it has potential.
Writing large numbers of characters in any fictional work can cause confusion for the reader. This is especially true at the start of a book, when multiple characters are being introduced at the same time. While you may have a picture-perfect view of exactly who everyone is and what they are doing at any given time, you cannot expect your readers to share in your clarity.
The world of science fiction literally epic and incredibly complex. The genre can be divided into dozens of subgenres, each with their own unique themes and attributes. Any one science fiction story can cross the boundaries of several of these subgenres, or even break off into its own cult category.
Star Trek occupies a very large and versatile universe. In a previous article, we gave you 10 ideas for stories or roleplaying games set in the Star Trek universe. We didn’t want to just stop there, so here are 10 more.
To commemorate St George’s day (2011) we created a poll on the SciFi Ideas Facebook page. The poll asked “what’s your favourite British scifi TV show?” The votes have been counted and verified by an independent adjudicator (my cat) – here are the results.
In science fiction it’s safe to say pretty much anything can happen. With a good enough reason, characters can be brought back from the dead to continue their story.
Faster-than-light travel is one of the most revolutionary ideas science fiction has ever explored. This simple narrative device has made it possible for writers to explore distant worlds and expand human civilization out into the depths of space. However, it’s worth noting that FTL is just that; a narrative device – a means to an end.