Contribute to SciFi Ideas Sorry, SciFi Ideas is currently closed for submissions. Pingback: Planet Profile: Arethusa « SciFi Ideas() Vanessa Ravencroft Here is an idea..Read : https://www.fictionpress.com/s/2839150/1/4-Eric-Olafson-NeoViking-GC-V and tell me what you think. there is my Wiki that explains and illustrates the GC Universe http://galnet.wikia.com/wiki/Galnet_Data_Base Vanessa Anon Could we use these ideas for anything we want( movie scripts, books, etc.). I plan to just take inspiration, not take the idea directly. Mark Ball Sure, use them for whatever you like. Taking inspiration only is probably a good idea. If you take everything as it’s written you run the risk that others have done exactly the same. A spoonful of our ideas, a pinch of your own, and you’ve got a recipe for some delicious sci-fi Anon Thank you very much. Love what you’re doing here. I hope you keep it up in the future. As a fan of sci- fi, this is a great place to find or express your creative gene. Mark Ball Thanks Anon, it’s nice to know we’re appreciated. Good luck with the book or movie script. Kevin is it possible for an idea to get sold to someone or is that just a scam? i would like to know that before I might try post and sell something Mark Ball Kevin, with literary and creative works you can’t copyright an idea, only the completed work. For that reason, I’d say that ‘selling’ an idea is rare (unless the ‘buyer’ is funding you to develop it, eg. a publisher or movie exec.). Of course, if you think your idea has value, it might be a good idea to keep it to yourself. At Sci-Fi Ideas, we just share ideas to inspire people, and we do it for free. Kevin oh i understand i thought one time when i was on the website i saw a button that said sell your idea, whatever, i hope than i might be able to inspire some like how you guys inspired me Kevin emailed an idea! hope you like it! Gavin Werner http://galtrax-galaxy.wikia.com/wiki/Galtrax_Galaxy_Wiki its a whole galaxy waiting to be filled that I just started the other day I was thinking some of you could add to it and it could develop into something much better and maybe become more than just an idea, who knows. Logan Testa How do i submit ideas to this? Gavin Werner Send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with either a draft or basic idea behind it, you can submit basically whatever you want. I’ll read it over and add it. On the website, you can make a Wikia account and add and edit your material on your own as well Logan Testa I did hehe 🙂 Skye Beckley What if what if you want to create an alien profile or story idea thing based on something you’re writing and intend to make public? Can people just take your ideas? I want people to be inspired by the stuff I make but not exactly use it, does that make sense? Huge fan of this website btw I’d love to start writing for this place Mark Ball Hi Skye. It does make sense. And thanks. I don’t think people are likely to directly copy your idea in every detail; anybody that short on creativity isn’t likely to be in the business of writing science fiction. But if you think your ideas are worth protecting then it might be a good idea to wait until they’ve been published as we can’t make any guarantees. Once somebody’s read it, they can’t unread it, and we can’t police what they choose to do with it. michael hi im looking for an idea for an alien race, i also would like it if someone could help me with some illustrative techniques as i am a writer looking for ways to draw space stations, planets made entirely out of crystal and wormholes. michael does anyone know the minimum requirement for a starting point? Daniel Lind Hi Mark, do you want short stories copied into the e-mail or as an attachment? I’ve got a flash story (about 650 words) that might interest. Mark Ball Either in the email or attachment is fine. Send it through and I’ll take a look! Time Traveling Detective could i send you a summery of the story then you can see if you are interested? Mark Ball Absolutely. Email it through and I’ll take a look. Time Traveling Detective how can i write for this website? I want to get some exprience just in case i would find a job for writing for a website and this is one of my top favorite website. Mark Ball You might want to look back at your use of grammar in that last comment and reconsider whether you’re truly ready to be a professional writer 😉 Time Traveling Detective I am not wanting to do pro writing right away, I just want to get some exprience. Williwason Alien Species Idea The Mizajj Tourouu Mth Mizajj Tourouu are a species that look somewht like preying mantises, but with some major differences. Instead of sex legs, they have four, the front two operating as arms, the Misajj individual rears up on it’s hind legs to use its arms. The Mizajj Tourouu have a stalk eyes, but instead of the eyes focused one way, ot os more like a sphere of smalller compond eyes. Their mouth is the standard insectoid mandible. Their exoskeleton color ranges from violet to crimson. They have about the same technology level as current day humans, but they live in masive generation ships, as early in their history, their home system was destroyed by a rouge nuetron star. They are nomads, and have inhabited multiple planets, usually stripping them of useable materials, to build more ships, and moving on. They are intensley xenophobic, amd have a popoulation of about 750,000,000 on their generation ships. Williwason *six legs* Williwason So other than the few typos, what do you think? Corris How do i post Colton Dempsey I would like to know to Gonzo Wenkümmerts I absolutely love this site. But there is so little about space ships. Are you interested in space ship profiles, like those you have on aliens? There is still a lot of awful space ships around in science fiction. Colton Dempsey I like that idea. Mark Ball That’s an interesting idea! Seems like the kind of thing that would require a lot of custom artwork though, which might be difficult for some people, but I’d certainly be interested in receiving something like that. Wanna have a go? I’ve also been running a Facebook page where I post pics of spaceships (www.facebook.com/ScienceFictionSpaceships). It’s got a decent following, so it would be a good way to get some of them through to the site. FoxyThePirate117 How about stuff like outpost,base or space station profiles. Star Wars has plenty of bases and stations XD FoxyThePirate117 Weapons profile could be good every conflict needs weapons. Gonzo Wenkümmerts I have only seen your reply just now. At the moment I’m working on my first novel, which has quite a few ships in it, if you are interested I could write a profile for one of them for you to check out. It is however strictly soft scifi, I did try to keep the science part in scifi, but where I feel that story telling demands it I, well, compromise. If you are interested let me know. I do am able to write in english without careless mistakes if I put my mind to it. (Second language and stuff) Colton Dempsey I love this site but I think the generators need some work, they seem kind of shoehorned. Colton Dempsey Really how do I post Mark Ball Just email your articles to me email@example.com Colton Dempsey Thanks Colton Dempsey I have 10 alien profile ideas Colton Dempsey Hey I was wondering, is there any rules to what we can put in our alien or planet profiles, because I love this sight and I don’t want to get banned. Mark Ball Getting banned from here would be pretty difficult. So long as you’re not plagiarising somebody else’s work it’s pretty much anything goes. We do like planets to be plausible though, or at least possible, this being science fiction and not fantasy. Basically, that just means the planets core shouldn’t be heated by a thousand dragons, and its plate tectonics shouldn’t be caused by armies of orcs dragging the continents by hand. As far as profanity and rude stuff goes, it’s all good. I don’t care if your planet has a forest of penis-shaped fungi, so long as you can provide a plausible scientific explanation for how the shlong-trees evolved. 🙂 Michael Pulleine confound it! my dreams of a planet whose volcanoes erupted every time the demonic god in the centre of the earth woke up are dashed! FoxyThePirate117 are black hole planets scientifically plausible? Colton Dempsey I was thinking you have planet profiles but why not solar system profiles, I think they might be more interesting than just a single planet. Mark Ball Why not just write separate planet profiles and mention that they’re in the same system (and link to the other articles). Surely it’s the individual planets themselves that are most interesting, and they can usually be plopped into other systems quite easily. Corkscrew I need some help with naming my cave-dwelling species! 😀 I would appreciate some help, and sadly, I cannot post the picture because it’s too small… Logan Testa What is it based off of? What are its characteristics? What earth animal’s are they similar too? Logan Testa Is there a limit on how long an alien profile could be? i had an idea for one and i kept adding to it and then all of a sudden it was 10 pages long 😛 it’s upwards of about 5000 words now. Is that alright, or should I try and slim it down some? Mark Ball For the Alien August competition there’s a 1000 word limit, but if you’re just submitting the alien profile as a guest article there’s no word limit. 5000 does seem quite long, but so long as it’s all interesting information I don’t see a problem. Send it through and I’ll take a look. Logan Testa How long does it typically take for a submitted idea to appear on the site? Is there a process it has to go through? I’m just wondering how long ill have to wait if i submit something now. Mark Ball How long is a piece of string? Depends how busy I am and if it needs a re-draft. Usually doesn’t take long, unless I get distracted 😉 I see you’ve submitted a starting point. I’m replying now. Thanks. lazuli_dust Is there anywhere on this site (a forum, etc) where the users can openly discuss ideas with each other? Not just piggybacking in the comments? Mark Ball No, not at the moment. It’s been suggested that I set one up though. I might look into that this year.