Arethusa is a FICTIONAL planet dominated by large shallow seas and small island continents. Its seas appear green because
Post-Apocalyptic Worlds in Science Fiction
The versatile genre of science fiction has shown us many interesting worlds, and not just different planets. The future
News: Alien Week begins August 22nd
The fourth week of August (22nd - 28th) will be designated "Alien Week".
Dystopian Worlds in Science Fiction
The versatile genre of science fiction has shown us many different worlds, and I don't just mean different planets.
Top 10 American Science Fiction TV Shows
To commemorate American Independence Day (2011) we created a poll on the SciFi Ideas Facebook page. The poll asked
Story Idea: The Mars-Town Rebellion
Here's an idea for a science fiction story set on Mars. It's still lacking in both plot and characters,
Using Attributive ‘Tags’ to Make Your Characters Memorable
Writing large numbers of characters in any fictional work can cause confusion for the reader. This is especially true
A Guide to Science Fiction Subgenres
The world of science fiction literally epic and incredibly complex. The genre can be divided into dozens of subgenres,
10 More Ideas For Star Trek RPGs
Star Trek occupies a very large and versatile universe. In a previous article, we gave you 10 ideas for
Top 10 British Science Fiction TV Shows
To commemorate St George's day (2011) we created a poll on the SciFi Ideas Facebook page. The poll asked
8 Ways to Bring Your Character Back from the Dead in Science Fiction
In science fiction it's safe to say pretty much anything can happen. With a good enough reason, characters can
6 Alternatives to Faster-Than-Light Travel
Faster-than-light travel is one of the most revolutionary ideas science fiction has ever explored. This simple narrative device has
10 Ideas for Star Trek RPGs
If you're thinking of setting up a play-by-post RPG in the Star Trek universe then you've probably already considered
Water Power: Slashing the Cost of Space Travel
I recently came across this article on space.com and did a fair amount of head scratching. It details a
What’s Really in the Epsilon Eridani System?
After the Alpha Centauri System, Epsilon Eridani is the most mentioned star system in science fiction, but what is
What’s Really in the Alpha Centauri System?
Alpha Centauri is to science fiction what Amsterdam is to teenaged boys; a distant glimmer of hope, seducing us
How Many Habitable Planets Can I Fit Into One Star System?
TV shows like Firefly, Battlestar Galactica and Caprica have shown us glimpses of systems packed with habitable worlds, but
A group of humans set out to colonize a world in a distant star system. Traveling at sub-light speeds
A Sexy Guide to Structuring Your Story
This is an approach to story structure taught to me by my old creative writing lecturer, Nick Pemberton. He
Would an Alien Really Have Three Eyes?
Answer: Sure, why not?
Most species on Earth have two eyes, but there are many species that have more.