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This is a growing collection of discussions on the topic of writing - not just alternate history, but also other related genres of literature or other media.

NOTE: Please do not resurrect long-dead discussions (i.e. dead for several years). It is against good conduct on the board. If the thread you found interesting is really, really old, you should rather start a new thread with the same topic or a similar topic, if you really want to discuss it. (Though you can link to the older, dead thread in the opening post of the new thread, if you want to. Just for completeness' sake.)

General musings and discussions

Alternate History

Science Fiction

Engineering A Planet

Exo-planets, and how to simply model them

Alien Worlds Thread

Official Alien, Alternate and Future Species and Cultures Repository

Current religions in space and on alien worlds

What should humanity's first colonized world be named ?

Question: Skies of other worlds

Building an Earth-like World

Speculating about Alien Civilizations

Realistic first contact

What is the answer to the Fermi Paradox ?

Why are aliens in fiction so humanlike ?

Of Alien Races and Originality

Tips on designing alien species and civilisations

Aliens and humans interbreeding ?

Can we eat aliens ?

What is your favourite alien species ?

Stuff to contemplate when designing aliens

General question on writing up a fictional transplanted human culture

Works with subverted "United Earth" trope

What would the UK name a space colony ?

Need appropriate name suggestions for planets colonised by a specific nation(ality)

Best name for Chinese space empire of the far future ?

Question about Mars colonisation and the Sabbath

Plausibility of Earth-Mars cold war

What is civilian life like in popular sci-fi ?

Can someone recommend some "demilitarized" names for fictional police ranks ?

How could Earth withstand an attack ?

Space combat idea

Use of nuclear weapons in space

How to invade an O'Neill Cylinder space colony

A dumb question on growing crops in space

What is the weakest sci-fi universe you know of ?

What sci-fi universe would you like to live in ?

The pitfalls of writing comedic sci-fi ?

Is modern military sci-fi too prudish ?

Cyberpunk-esque themes/settings that haven't been used ?

Trojan planets and their implications

Building a Hard Sci-Fi Universe

Works with "United Earth" trope subverted

Sci-fi Worldbuilding Thread (defunct, start a new one)

Fantasy Fiction

Mixed Genre / Multiple Genres

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