science fiction

  1. WI: John W. Campbell Did Not Allow or Promote Psychic Powers in His Stories?

    John Wood Campbell (sometimes writing under the name Don A. Stuart) was an author and editor at Astounding Science Fiction and Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazines. He mentored and advanced such names as Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov, improving the writing quality at the magazine and...
  2. Shahanshah of Xsassa

    Fixing the Franchise - an Alternate Star Trek TL
    Threadmarks: The Original Series

    February 16, 1967 - Star Trek "Space Seed" is aired. In the episode, the Enterprise crew encounter a sleeper ship holding selectively bred people from 20th and 21st century. Their leader, Khan Noonien Singh - one of the political leaders of 20th Earth supporting the cause of eugenics attempts...
  3. Amadeus

    DBWI: Steven Spielberg Doesn't Direct "Return of the Jedi"

    In 1983, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas released their second film collaboration - "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi." Spielberg was always Lucas' first choice to direct the third Star Wars movie after "Empire" director Irvin Kershner walked away from the franchise. But it almost didn't happen -...
  4. Amadeus

    Challenge: Improve the "Matrix" Sequels

    Similar to my thread on "Return of the Jedi," your challenge is to improve the sequels to "The Matrix." While the original was widely panned, the sequels received mixed to negative reception. What could the filmmakers have done to make them better?
  5. WI No Dune (1965)

    What if Frank Herbert, sometime before 1962, lost interest in putting together his "desert novel" and never shopped it around? Or if Campbell had never started publishing his "Dune Stories" in Analog magazine? Or if Chilton Books never made the risk of publishing the novel itself? How is...
  6. WI: Robert E. Howard lives

    Robert E. Howard is one of the most unsung heroes of modern speculative fiction. The man pioneered modern fantasy with Conan the Barbarian and the Hyperborean Age, as well as charachters like Soloman Kane, Krull of Atlantis. He penned over a hundred stories across a range of genres, ranging...
  7. "Where Are We Going This Time": The Golden Age of Science Fiction

    Greetings all! I'm excited to share with you all this, my first timeline. I've been reading other people's for quite some time now, and decided that it was finally my turn to put my thoughts out on a page. So first, let me answer some questions that you may have. "What is this actually going...
  8. Star Trek: Enterprise; An alternate history of 21st century's science-fiction.
    Threadmarks: Prelude to Enterprise, Part I

    "- Houston, we have a problem. - What? - Have you ever watched Star Trek?" The first episode of Star Trek: Enterprise was aired on September 26, 2001 - fifteen days after unsuccessful attempt to destroy World Trade Center towers in the New York City, NY. Fifth live-action TV series set in the...
  9. lordapocalipsis

    V: the Original Miniseries & Sequels

    "V is a science fiction franchise created by American writer, producer and director Kenneth Johnson about a genocidal invading alien race known as the "Visitors" – reptilian humanoids disguised as human beings – trying to take over Earth, and the human reaction to this, including the Resistance...
  10. "These are the voyages" - Star Trek: Enterprise TLIAD

    Can someone remove this thread?
  11. To Grasp the Heavens

    Prologue Olympic athletes are fast. Cars are faster. Airliners are amazingly quick. Rockets are in a different league altogether. The vehicle was moving at a velocity no human being can really comprehend, it was just very, very, very fast. We can measure it and see the resulting numbers, but...
  12. Grey Wolf

    AHF Magazine is out!

    AHF Magazine is now going live. Print ISBN is 978-1539353034 - I have approved it and it will be live by tomorrow, if not already. Kindle versions are :- The live Epub versions are :-...
  13. Petike

    The most boring and uninspired sci-fi, fantasy or AH setting ?

    This is a sequel to my recent thread about the most original fictional settings. So, this time, we have the opposite : Which setting did you consider so dull, run-of-the-mill and undetailed (underdeveloped), that you immediately stopped being interested in it ? The thread is yours.