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The parents of modern Sci-fi? [closed]

Tolkien is often cited as the father of modern day fantasy in his lord of the rings books he popularized a lot of what is in most modern day fantasy books, Elves, dwarfs, Dragons, orks, magical swords,...
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In a near-future Europe, what restrictions would be placed on foreigners? [closed]

Near future Europe is predominantly concerned with environmentalism and a growing desire to adopt modern technologies (cryptocurrencies, blockchains, automation) with E-Estonia as inspiration. That ...
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Evolutionary narrative for brains that evolve abstract thought alongside bodily function control

Premise Typically, we might view the evolution of the brain as a linear progression: with its primitive reptilian brain stem as the origin and the lofty neocortex as the pinnacle. However, I'm aiming ...
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Earth with no sunlight

What phenomenon could stop or reduce the sunlight on Earth? I am thinking about a prolonged solar eclipse. Is it possible for it to last for years? If not, is there a way for the sun to stop shining ...
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How could creatures evole without night vision in a dayless world? [closed]

Basically, I want creatures that are as human-like as possible to have evolved on a dayless planet. Nevermind how there could even be lfe, I aready have that covered. I want them to have as close to ...
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Why would a technologically advanced society recruit 14 year old children to train them to become the next political leaders and how could this begin?

I am planning to write a book where a near-future government on Earth begins recruiting talented children at the age of 14 to train them to become the next political leaders. They are going to study ...
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Space Hotel - Amenities [closed]

What luxury amenities could a hotel in space offer (that obviously weren't available on Earth) that patrons could experience within the hotel or within their rooms for the right price? Specifically, ...
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Anthropomorphic animals and chew toys?

So, I have a world not unlike Zootopia, i.e. populated with all sorts of anthropomorphic mammals. There's a scene in my story where a wolf-person and a cat-person are looking at chew toys in a pet ...
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How can God of Love turns the tide of war against rival gods?

With the 11 Olympian gods along with many of the demigods annihilated and Olympus set on fire, Aphrodite and her worshippers quickly retreated into hiding. There is a prophecy that only love can save ...
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What would absolute nothingness look like?

In my world, I have these things called 'voids', for lack of a better name. These voids are absolute nothingness. What I'm having trouble with is what they'd look like from the outside. No light = ...
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Adventurers Transporting Mermaids

Okay, so in this world we have adventurers, the kind found in DnD and various other RPG and/or fantasy worlds. In this one, adventurers take mermaids along with them on their journies for multiple ...
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How can i have an invisible tattoo that only light rays can declose it [closed]

Like some hair on bodies are visible through the help of sunlight. Why ain't they exposed without sunlight or touch lights until you look closely
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How a modern day coup would unfold? [closed]

Imagine the steps necessary to initiate a modern-day political regime change (democratic to autocratic). What would come first and how would it build up to the complete shift of power? Think ...
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How Can I Protect Medieval Villages From Plops?

Alright, so after creating my version of fantasy slimes (please see this and this for more on them, they're called Plops) I realized a problem with their basic physiology. You see, in medieval times (...
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What are some realistic defenses against laser weapons in space? [duplicate]

In a mostly-realistic sci-fi setting (similar to the Expanse) there are spaceships, satellites, and drones who make use of high-powered lasers for weaponry - both for attack and for point defense. ...
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What is the most efficient method of space travel? [closed]

What is the most efficient method of space travel? Include an explanation for your answer.
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Genetically modified fast growing Hardwood

In a near future setting (technology has progressed more or less at the current pace) would it be possible to have a genetically modified tree that has both the density and textile strength of ...
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How would you have a space ship set out on a journey to a distant planet, but find themselves arriving back home without realising it?

I've been thinking of doing a kinda riff on Planet of the Apes, where a space faring civilization sets out to colonize the stars only for one of the ships to wind up back on the home planet. I like ...
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How do telecom companies survive when everyone suddenly knows telepathy?

One day a small meteorite impact occurred somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, and moments later a mysterious green glow sweeps across the globe at an amazing speed. All of a sudden everyone can hear ...
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Orphan planet life plausibility

Some say life could exist on an orphan planet by using radiation like plants use sunlight. This seems plausible since some fungi do the same. But how much natural radioactive material could ...
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Balancing My Level-up Proportions

Background: The Fracture in Reality feeds off of chaos, destabilizing worlds until they break apart, then absorbing them to grow. The raw creative energy, the sheer potential of chaos inside the ...
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Plausibility of implanting a brain chip that contains the memories of a deceased dictator? [closed]

I came up with this crazy plot story which takes place during Nazi Germany when Hitler and his wife committed suicide via poisoning. Just minutes after their death Nazi doctors found the dead bodies ...
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What would cause magic spells to be irreversible?

For context of the idea I have in mind, the setting is a modern world, but with magic. All sorts of things are possible with magic, but most notably spells that would change or transform an existing ...
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A SWAT van with Raptors attacking it? [closed]

I want to know if a SWAT Lenco BearCat van that got teleported to a different world where a group of a few dozen raptors starts attacking the van. Would the van be able to survive about eight hours ...
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How would a humanoid be affected by its quadrupedal-style arms?

Humans have horizontal shoulders. We can do all kinds of stuff with them, but what would it be like if we had vertical shoulders like a quadrupedal animal, specifically, a cat? What movements could ...
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How can a 15-year-old vampire get human blood?

Since they can't really work a job that would allow easy access to blood, I thought of having them volunteer at a blood bank then maybe steal a bag. Alternatively, is it plausible that they would come ...
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What would a society living on a rogue planet look and be like? [closed]

I am a huge Doctor Who fan and one of my favorite Doctor who stories is Big Finish´s Doctor Who Spare Parts. This story takes place on earth´s twin Mondas, the story is at some point in the past ...
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How can the transition from a positive to a negative state be made irreversible for a magical item?

An athame is a magical item that is created to reflect and direct psychic energy. To create this tool, one cannot simply enchant ordinary weapons to give them magical properties. Rather, these items ...
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What Weapons Would Benefit From the Rubberizing Enchantment?

This question is akin to Benefits of Boomerang Enchantment on Items and covers the Rubberizing Enchantment. When an item kills a Plop, a slime-type monster that looks like a glob of sludge with a big, ...
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How might a peaceful, biocentric, environmentalist movement gain control over a population and government using cult-like tactics? [closed]

This question pertains to radical environmentalism or movements like Gaianism, for example, in which the official premise of belief would be peaceful. What types of cult-like strategies might turn a ...
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How would a space probe determine its distance from a black hole while orbiting around it?

Let's say that a space probe is sent to swing once around a black hole. Now, as long as our knowledge of physics goes, if the spaceship stays outside the event horizon it can, at least in principle, ...
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Logical type of projectile weapon (firearm) for use in outer space [duplicate]

So imagine a country so developed they have a space station in orbit around their home planet (nothing impossible here). That country decides to have a couple of soldiers (elite air force members) ...
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Shooting mass (people) into a blackhole to keep a spacestation in orbit?

Due to contrived circumstances, A spacestation full of people is orbitting a blackhole. Over time the orbit is slowly deteriorating. They have no fuel to escape. Everything that isn't essential to the ...
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What weapon would be most effective [closed]

EDIT I have decided to remove this question as it might affect young people searching online Apologies to those who have already answered or spent time researching. I may rewrite the question ...
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Benefits of Boomerang Enchantment on Items

Okay, so this question is in the same vein as this and this question (both posted by me). So, without further ado, what is the Boomerang Enchantment? Simply put, items with the Boomerang Enchantment ...
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Warming a world by nuking the oceans

Wrathful aliens are teaching the humans a lesson by relocating their world from a cosy 1 AU to around 4 AU away from the central Sun-like star. The planet is Mars-sized and covered in a salt-water ...
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Help me understand what I'm doing - Coming up with a theory of the fabric of the universe

(in quotes are the probably inaccurate words I use to call my stuff) I'm writing a space opera, in which I want to have "transcendental" alien beings that either live in "higher planes&...
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battleship vs pirate ships [duplicate]

So I was thinking of a scenario where a fleet of 5 warships got sucked into a portal that dumps them in a glitch in time. They were dumped into an ocean world where pirates of the Caribbean-ish keep ...
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What designs would small humanoids use for melee weapons? [duplicate]

These humanoid creatures would be 10x smaller than humans, and they will look like us, probably a bit more muscular. They would be standing at 15-18cm. Just imagine them being squirrel sized. They are ...
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Realistic Postwar Population Explosion

Okay, let's say that we have a starting population of 7.7 billion, and a brutal, month-long war wipes out 1.3 billion people. 1% of Earth is rendered uninhabitable by the war. This would put carrying ...
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Can humans learn unique robotic hand-eye coordination?

Can people learn precise hand-eye coordination for prosthetic or external mechanical limbs that don't have normal proportions? For example, someone is controlling a small mech via a suit or ...
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What are the technologies which has a prerequest of quantum mechanics [closed]

I'm thinking about a world where the planet was wrapped by a force field that experiments which lead to quantum mechanics and special relativity gives the false result. I'm wondering what technology ...
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What is a taking name, is it like a new name for fake leather Faux leather? [closed]

The word faux leather. So are the golden rulers, using taking names to get us to think the non worst of there subject matter as in , its spin?
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How many species does a virus need to infect to destroy life on Earth? [closed]

Okay, let's say that there's a virus that can infect multiple species, is very hard to cure, extremely contagious, can linger asymptomatically for long periods of time, and likely to be deadly. It ...
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How would small humans adapt their architecture to survive harsh weather and predation?

These humans would be 10x smaller than us, around 16-18cm tall, just divide by ten on our current heights. If we're small, that would mean animals are 10x bigger than normal. Keep in mind that puddles ...
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I come out of hyperdrive as far as possible from any galaxy. How isolated am I and what do I see?

I come out of hyperdrive as far as possible from any galaxy. How isolated am I and what do I see? My purpose is to carry out a top-secret experiment where space is as flat as possible. For this ...
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Do all ocean currents create gyres?

I am getting close to being done my ocean currents, so I would like some constructive criticism/critiques to see where they can be improved before I move onto the next step of my worldbuilding project....
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Naming the “hand” of a humanoid bird

I'm creating a humanoid bird character. In essence, they are still human with the usual four limb package and upright walking. However, they have two wings on the back for flying, and the feathers, ...
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Using the densest galactic superclusters motion to see a universal structure or motion

My alien species has their science and observation based on our current understandings and observations, they have an observabe universe of the same distance as ours they have noticed the structure ...
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Alien vixen on the hunt for sperm donor rewards

Sorry for the slightly X-rated question, I have an alien vixen, like a bounty hunter but her game is those rarest genomes for the sperm donation clinic, she can lure her males but the issue is about ...

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