Featured Story: They Returned

A story based on a recent "starting point". Written by Vanessa Ravencroft.

Starting Point: Distress Call

The Volkosian raised a gloved hand and knocked hard against the glass. "I make call," he grumbled in a

Alien Profile: The Martians

The Martians were a humanoid species with many skin colors, they had spots, facial tendrils, and slightly oddly shaped

Alien Profile: The Inbis

When a host is successfully parasitized by the Inbis, the organism may take on one of two phases, active

Alien Profile: The X’a

The X'a are an advanced hexapedal insectile species native to the planet of Tau Ceti e...

Alien Profile: Goesi

“Two-legged, long-tailed frog” is a common comparison. Short, round and pudgy body, with a pair of long, arm-like legs...

Alien Profile: The Kwo

Kwo start mating by fighting each other, the loser of the fight being the one who gets pregnant.

Alien Profile: The Dishathi

The Dishathi are a reptilian alien species with a homeothermic metabolism and avian features...

Sciency Words: Panspermia

According to panspermia, life - in the form of bacterial spores, tardigrades, or whatever - spreads promiscuously through space,

Alien Profile: The Astrins

Unusually there are three genders. One acts as a male, fertilising an egg inside the female. The third acts

Alien Profile: Khhu-Sh-Ck

Khhu-Sh-Ck society is based largely on the concept of individual freedom. Khhu-Sh-Ck regard the freedom to make your own

Alien Profile: The Surds

An Alien August competition entry by Eric Southard.

Alien Profile: The Monoliths

The Monoliths are a substrate of temporo-organic quantum foam that extend their presences physically through at least seven dimensions...

Sciency Words: Extremophiles

In the mid-1960’s, a field biologist by the name of Thomas Brock was conducting research in Yellowstone National Park

Alien Profile: The Tulira

The Tulira are a sapient race that resemble the dryads of Earth folklore. They have characteristics of both plants

Alien Profile: Ambulaflora

They stand one meter in height and superficially resemble stunted palm trees with green trunks...

How To Create An Alien Species In 3 Stages

It’s Alien August here at SciFiIdeas.com, and an autographed copy of my novel The Deep Link is part of

Starting Point: Bovipocalypse

All them city slickers and so-called experts in Washington were scratching their heads like idiots. Even with all their college degrees

Alien Profile: The Boloth

Boloths are bi sexual with no distinct differences between females or males and outside of courting no cultural differences

Alien Profile: Tak Mal

The following article was written by Vincente Tellez as an entry to the Alien August competition. Biology The Tak Mal