Science Fiction Ideas Archive
Artifexian: Other Planetary Systems
Edgar talks us through some of the most interesting star systems discovered to date.
Artifexian: How to Create a Classical Planetary System
Edgar begins a walkthrough lesson on building a classical planetary system capable of supporting life.
Car-hackers of the driverless revolution
We called them "Cackers", car-hackers, people who altered the in-built behaviours of their own vehicles.
Artifexian: Formation of the Solar System
Before we start baking our apple pie, let's take a look at grandma's old recipe book
The story will be told from the viewpoints of various characters spread out across the planet.
Alien profile: The Dirt-Eaters of Corohawk
This alien profile was written for us by Chris Kentlea from Ennead Games. Chris challenged me to find
Creature concept: Osteonimbus
When Mark handed command of SciFi Ideas over to me for a week, he asked not
Starting point: Miniscule blades of death
Alien invasion stories can be pretty formulaic, but it's a winning formula and useful platform for
Planet Profile: Damnation
Orbiting the star Ceti Tau Zeta 47914 is a tidally locked planet whose official registration is
Starting Point: Handcock’s Sacrifice
The fate of the world rested on a bluff, but the Honogons, it seemed, were poor
Creature Concepts: Grandulus and the Luminous Oppugno
Early in its evolutionary history, life on this world did not split into such rigidly defined
Zarmina orbits Gliese 581 at only 14% of Earth's distance from Sol.
Could an Alien Creature Eat Sound?
This alien creature “eats” soundwaves. But, is that even possible?
Creature Concept: The Spider Demon of Laskaris III
The giant spider demon isn't a native of this world, it was a visitor once. Transformed
Story Idea: Willy Wonka’s Galactic Embassy
Rather than inviting us to tour an interstellar chocolate factory (that would just be silly), the
Inspiration Gallery #0314
In 1939, pulp fiction magazine Fantastic Adventures commissioned Frank R. Paul to produce a series of
Creature Concepts from David Aguilar’s ‘Alien Worlds’
Aguilar has populated his imaginary universe several distinct planets and provided details about their inhabitants.
Creature Concept: The Ruffled Roller
Here's a creature that comes with little explanation, which means there's more potential for you to
Starting Point: Crystal Gods
Jayvin approached the crystalline plant structure with curious eyes. It was old. Centuries old.
Creature concept: Sifter beast
I found this great creature artwork to add to our creature concept segment. It’s called a