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Maybe a civilization in the center of Phobos will be more pivotal than one on the surface of Mars. Perhaps 52 Europa will prove to be more valuable to future humans than Europa.
The absolute worst ways CBS could continue the legacy of the Star Trek franchise.
The vault was cold and mostly empty. A few items of scuffed furniture were all that separated it from the most dismal of isolation cells. But if it didn’t resemble a home, at least it had a lived-in quality.
Could tidally locked planets support life, even human life? Maybe, but that would require the planet to have developed into a something called an “eyeball Earth”.
I set this story down, not expecting it will be believed, but, if possible, to prepare a way of escape for the next victim…
Some useful information about terraforming Venus, provided by Dmitriy Ivashchenko of the Mars Terraforming Corporation.
A list of interesting sci-fi settings to play around with, and a mini-generator to create challenging combinations.
These days everyone know what Unobtainium is, because it’s become its own punchline. Unobtainium is the one thing that you need to make something work (usually your Handwavium Drive)
“Let’s get our hands back in the dirt.” His knuckles cracked. “I believe we have a unicorn skeleton to excavate.”
New evidence suggests that the gravitational constant may not be a constant at all.
Even though you’ve scoured the Internet and checked out every science book your local library has, you still can’t find the answers you need. There’s only one solution. It’s time to contact a scientist.
A quick round-up of all the articles published during the Alien August special event.
Five quick and simple story ideas with a distinct alien flavour.
Olden sighed. “Yes, a corruption, okay? He started complaining about losing bits and pieces of his files, and suddenly his chip detonated for some reason!”
The Ganthoran Gambit – the latest novel in William Benning’s the First Admiral series – is now available!
Is moral conduct a prerequisite of civilization, even for aliens?
Humanity agrees to sell the planet Venus to vast and timeless alien beings in this quirky monologue by Dan Palacios.
Maksim Smelchak shares some advice for those creating their own alien species.
A short story by Cory Trego-Erdner.
The terrifying giant pulled back her cheek membrane, revealing curving mandibles etched with tribal insignia. She let out series of clacks and staccato rasps and emitted a pair of dissonant hoots from her fully-extruded breathing tubes.