A List of Fun Writing Prompts

Many writers will tell you that the key to success is to write, write, write and write some more. But sometimes you need a break from the ten thousand word description of the hero's beautifully sculpted eyebrows in your latest space opera epic, and just want to write something fun. Enter the writing prompt. A... Continue Reading →

Superstructure of the Week: Alderson Disk

Named after Dan Alderson, a NASA scientist who had a love for science fiction, the Alderson Disk is probably the most ambitious megastructure ever conceived. This theoretical structure is shaped in the form of a compact disk - but blown up to nearly incomprehensible proportions. With billions of time the surface area of Earth, the... Continue Reading →

Superstructure of the Week: Ringworld

by Logan LePage Larry Niven’s Ringworld was published in 1970 and immediately became one of the standards for which to compare other superstructures to. In the story, a gargantuan ring is explored by the long lived Louis Wu, the lucky Teela Brown, the insane Nessus, and the ferocious Speaker-to-Animals. Being a million miles across, with... Continue Reading →

A Tribute to Brian Aldiss

Brian Aldiss was an enormous figure in the Science Fiction field and it was with great sadness that we learnt of his passing on 19th of August this year, at the age of 92. Brian was born in Norfolk, East Dereham to be exact, in August 1925, the period between the two great wars that... Continue Reading →

Genre Focus: Immortality

“Valar Morghulis” by Caleb Sica There is arguably no more concrete climax in fiction than death. As a substantial endpoint towards our inevitable mortality, death is conformably viewed through the eyes of the human race with an overwhelmingly negative connotation. We mortals fear death. As learning beings, our evolutionary control on Earth is our curiosity.... Continue Reading →

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