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A discussion of gender issues and transgenderism in science fiction by author Cassidy Frazee
Where’s my giant city-crushing anthropomorphic walking tank?
While I was working on creating two fictional planets, NASA was busy discovering their real-life counterparts.
Is the name “Terra” an enormous cliche, and when is it okay for science fiction writers to use it?
Since Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers, power armor has become sort of the “go to” future weapon that can be fun for the whole family. It’s shown up in literature, comics, movies and video games.
I always try my hardest to cling on to those last few words, that last moment of memory, just to make sure that nothing was missing when I emerged on the other side of the gate. Not that I’d remember if it were.
Raymond Frazee discusses phasers, laser pistols, and why it’s never safe to shoot a gun aboard a spaceship.
This game is the cyberpunk concept flipped on its head and cranked to eleven. In the old cyberpunk world you only had to worry about being killed once, in the world of Eclipse Phase you can be killed dozens of times before the first adventure is over.
Diaspora is a fantastic game. It dares go places that others don’t. It has the gritty feel of a trip to the outlands, the sort of retro space feel that harkens back to 50’s B-movies.
If you are looking for a little inspiration for a robot story, these videos should help. Found on Vimeo and YouTube (and created by various artists), these amazing short films are sure to get your creative juices flowing.
If you want to colonize a new planet, travelling across the cosmos is only the first hurdle you’ll have to face. You’ll also have to fight government bureaucracy, hippies and eco-warriors, and probably some deadly alien microbes too.
Time has a code, there are rules. You have to look right and left before you reverse.
There is a problem with describing H.G. Wells’ time machine as “travelling through time and not space” because the Earth is in constant motion. If the machine remains in the same spot on the laboratory floor, it follows that it must be in motion too.
“Good afternoon sir. My name is Joseph. I’m ringing you today about your computer.”
Russian construction firm AB Elise has proposed turning one of the world’s largest opencast mines into a futuristic domed city.
Over the last twelve months, we’ve shared an incredible number of science fiction ideas, and many of them were thought up by you, the readers.
Tower blocks needn’t be the only answer; it is possible that as well as expanding our settlements into the sky, we might also expand outward onto the oceans. This could be done by constructing enormous floating cities.
As a successor to the Space Shuttle, the Skylon spaceplane has been envisioned as a 100% reusable launch vehicle. It will be safer, more efficient and cheaper to fly.
The Really Geeky Sci-Fi Quiz Book contains over 750 of the geekiest quiz questions you’re likely to find anywhere.
A comedic take on H.G. Wells’ classic Martian invasion story by author (and friend of SciFi Ideas) Steve Kelly.