Fiction and Writing

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Media Reviews/Rants

The Problems with Harry Turtledove's Timeline-191
The Problems with
The Abyss
The Problems with Avatar
The Problems with Zombiepocalypses
The Problems with Vampires
The Best of
Star Trek: The Original Series

Writing Tips

Fiction Lengths and Examples
Fiction Writing Tips


The Military Science Fiction Booklist
The Alternate History Booklist

Science Fiction “Series Bibles”

Battlestar Galactica (2003) Bible (2.7 MB PDF)

Science Fiction Technologies

Notes: The object of this list is to document various “game changing” technologies that would be of great use in a Science Fiction setting, whether they be advanced railguns for ground vehicles, solar satellites to generate power for a colony in a new solar system; etc.
An Active Membrane Phased Array Radar (2000s) (440~ kb PDF)
Applications: Imagine having an antenna you could carry in your backpack all rolled up like a blanket; and when you needed to transmit large amounts of data to a satellite in orbit or needed to set up an Anti-Intrusion radar; you could just unroll the blanketized antenna.
Liquid Fuel Generation
SP-263-650050 Energy Depot: A Concept for Reducing the Military Supply Burden (January 1965) (2 MB PDF)
SP-263-650051 Energy Depot Fuel Production and Utilization (January 1965) (2.2 MB PDF)
SP-263-650052 Ammonia as an Engine Fuel (January 1965) (2.65 MB PDF)
SP-263 Discussion (Is appended to the end of all the papers above)
Solid State Ammonia Synthesis (October 2007) (197 kb PDF)
EM 1110-345-950 Utilization of Nuclear Power Plants in Underground Installations (15 April 1963) (1.83 MB PDF)