New Worlds Project – An Interview With Kim Smouter

I caught up with Kim Smouter - one of the humans responsible for both the original New Worlds Project

Sciency Words: Ice Giant

Depending on whom you ask, our Solar System has either four gas giants or only two. Uranus and Neptune

SciFi Ideas Podcast Episode#12

We discuss the news that Star Trek is returning to TV, and we share our ideas for the new

Inspiration Gallery #1215

This month's inspiration gallery features the artwork of the indomitable Sparth!

Sciency Words: Uranus

As we continue our voyage through the Solar System, we now reach a planet that has become the butt

Starting Point: Tantalus

What had gone wrong? How had the Cerberus found me? Had Samuel betrayed me? I couldn't believe that to

Star Trek is as out-of-date today as Buck Rogers was in 1980 (Take the hint!)

With all the talk about bringing back aStar Trek series for its 50th anniversary, I find myself regularly reminding

Sciency Words: Specular Reflection

Specular reflections are rare in nature. Few surfaces have the perfect, mirror-smooth finish that makes this phenomenon possible. Pools

10 storylines from Star Trek: Online that could be used in the new Star Trek series

This article was written for us by Chris Kentlea of Ennead Games.  STO, otherwise known as Star Trek Online,

Starting Point: Goat Night

The god Pan was once again being worshipped, thousands of light years from Earth.

Featured Story: G-G-Ghosts

“Ghosts?” O’Kelly inquired. “Why the tanj would Astute warn us ‘bout some fairytale monsters?”

Sciency Words: Trojans

Trojan asteroids are asteroids that share their orbits with a planet. This may not seem like a particularly safe

What Deep Concepts Could Star Trek Ponder Next?

It would almost seem that Star Trek has covered just about every area of social conflict there could be,

Sciency Words: Cryovolcano

When cryovolcanoes erupt, their cryomagma tends to include lots of liquid water, but at temperatures well below zero degrees

Six-word Science Fiction Stories

Recently on our Facebook page (and the sci fi writers group) we asked you to come up with some

Starting Point: The Hydrocarbon Boom

Winston moved along the pumping platform's superstructure, made more difficult by his environsuit. "Damn hose!" he cursed, as his

Star Trek, a new Series. We’ve been there before

There have been multiple attempts to revive the Star Trek franchise, some successful, others not so much. Let's hope

Sciency Words: Roche Limit

First calculated in 1848 by French astronomer and mathematician Edouard Roche, the Roche limit describes the distance at which

Sciency Words: Hot Jupiter

Today’s post is part of a special series that first appeared on Planet Pailly. Every week, we take a

Starting Point: Artemis

I've spent the entire of my adult life aboard the Actaeon. I was twenty years old when we departed