Worldbuilding can be hard, especially when it comes to aliens. All too often, fictional aliens feel like they're really just humans in costumes. Even when they are weird enough to feel truly nonhuman, they're usually still suffering from a serious case of monoculture-itis. Species Shock aims to supply you with truly alien extraterrestrials, covering everything from planet of origin to biology,... [click here for more]
"The Wrong Ship" is a 1,600 word short story about a programmer on the run from the authorities, who winds up stowing away on, you guessed it, the wrong spaceship. It features an artificial intelligence named Charlie, one 1980s film reference, and a stunning lack of helpfulness from the laws of physics.
This story's release was funded on Kickstarter, and it is now available under a Creative... [click here for more]