Writing and Publishing Archive
Should We Hide the “Science Fiction” Label?
The trouble with the SF label may be the fact that it is too broad.
Dan’s Voyage vs. the Drake Equation
For each and every race I carefully consider a different way for them to avoid this
The Most Creative Book Promo We’ve Seen All Month
Here's a promo video by science fiction writer Reid Minnich. Rather than...
Hearing about all the fun author Steve Merrick was having with his futuristic news blog The Polynesian
For the love of space opera
This article was originally posted on Veronica Sicoe’s blog, and is re-posted here with permission. Space opera
The ORIGINS of your alien species
Invest some work in figuring this out on a pragmatic, satisfyingly realistic level, and each time
This New Sci-Fi Magazine Is Even Better Than We Were Expecting
This week saw the launch of a brand new online science fiction magazine. The e-zine is
The sexy sophont species from Daniel M. Bensen’s New Frontiers
Like clownfish, oonkhs change sex depending on social hierarchy, with a big male "husband-pet" for every
Dealing with Harsh Realities through Genre Fiction
As I often do when things disturb me, I looked for a way to deal with
I love space. But sometimes all that pesky space travel can get in the way, and
A Quick and Simple Guide to Self-Publishing
Initially, self publishing looks like an utterly confusing chaos, but when you break it down it's
Are our heroes simply an extension of our own vanity – a striving to be something
25 different Sci-Fi Settings
A list of interesting sci-fi settings to play around with, and a mini-generator to create challenging
These days everyone know what Unobtainium is, because it’s become its own punchline. Unobtainium is the
Screw Wikipedia, Contact a Scientist
Even though you’ve scoured the Internet and checked out every science book your local library has,
Is moral conduct a prerequisite of civilization, even for aliens?
Maksim Smelchak: Categorizing Aliens
Maksim Smelchak shares some advice for those creating their own alien species.
In The Beginning: The Epic of the Anunnaki: An Interview With Alex Teplish
SciFi Ideas interviews Alex Teplish, creator of the graphic novel In The Beginning: The Epic of
Interview: Author William Benning
SciFi Ideas interviews author William Benning about his "First Admiral" series of science fiction novels.
Should Sci-Fi Writers Stop Using the Name Terra?
Is the name "Terra" an enormous cliche, and when is it okay for science fiction writers