Science fiction links
Links regarding science fiction.

I've always been interested in science fiction, particularly "hard science fiction," which attempts to be scientifically valid (or at least motivated by scientific precepts). Here are some links I've collected.

Science fiction


Exit Mundi: A Collection of End-of-World Scenarios
Spaceship Design
Sci-Fi Today || Fiction Becomes Reality
ASP: Science Fiction Stories with Good Astronomy & Physics
SCI FICTION: Periodic Table
Definitions of Science Fiction
Portal: A Dataspace Retrieval
Hard Science Fiction Tools
Science Fiction Timeline Site . . .
Predictions for the Third Millenium
36 Dramatic Situations
The Big List of RPG Plots, by S. John Ross
Science Fiction Timeline Site . . . Jerry Pournelle's Future History . . .
The Grand List of Overused Science Fiction Cliches
Economics of Science Fiction
rec.arts.sf groups introduction
Tips on Writing Military Science Fiction
Technological Singularity by Vernor Vinge
Larry King's Jerry Pournelle Chronology
The CoDominium Headquarters
"Is science killing SF?" (M. Rosenfelder)
Science Fiction Writers Resource
The Alternative View column by John G. Cramer
Anders Transhuman Page
Star Wars: Technical Commentaries
Sci-Fi Technology qdFAQ
Science Fiction Writers Resource
Science Fiction URL's
Analog's Cramer "Alternative View" Subject Index
What's New At Ad Astra
Timelines - This Day in Alternate History
SF Xenolinguistics (JBR Primer)
Futurese (JBR Precoglang)
The Tough Guide to the Known Galaxy
Lotus Artificial Life - The Singularity is Nonsense
Starship Size Comparison Chart (Dan Carlson)
Tough Guide to the Known Galaxy
ChrisW's SFCONSIM-L page

Interplanetary & interstellar travel

Galactic Colonization and other Flights of Fancy
Exodus Project Main Page
Starships of the Mind
"Interstellar, intrastellar, and space travel list" (J. De Winter)

Interplanetary combat

Space Weapons Earth Wars
How to Build a Laser Death Ray


$11B Bottle of Wine
Air Pollution on the Moon


Donuts and Dyson Swarms
Megascale Engineering
Some sketches of Dyson shperes
Dyson Sphere FAQ

Celestial classification & mapping

Planetary Classification List v3.1
space opera - planetary classification
Astrogators Handbook
3-D Starmaps
Full Thrust Galactic Map
Kurt Foge

Worldbuilding & alien designing

Pandromeda Home
World Builders Home Page
The Alien Design Bibliography
The Terran Imperium
World Builders
Alien Planet Designer
Star Generator
World-Building Home Page
GURPS WebWorlds
Alcyone Systems' Daily Planet
World Building
Alien Planet Designer


Intuitor Insultingly Stupid Movie Physics
Science Fiction
Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Reviews


Clifford A. Pickover's Home Page
Greg Egan's Home Page

Larry Niven

Aerospace Imagineering Presents: Michael
The Larry Niven Web Ring
Yahoo! Arts > Humanities > Literature > Authors > Science Fiction and Fantasy > Niven, Larry
Land Of The Lost
Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle Interview
Interview: Larry Niven
Transcript of Larry Niven Conference (1996 Jun 5)
Larry Niven Larry Niven Mailing List
Larry Niven Biography

Niven's laws

Taglines: Niven's laws

Carl Sagan's Contact

Contact--the Movie
General Info - Contact, the movie
Yahoo!: Contact
Contact, the Movie


Alien franchise

The Harry Harris Aliens Collection & Archive: Pulse Rifle
ALIENS: The Anchorpoint Essays
Pulse Rifle Resources, Tutorials, and Accessorries.
A site devoted to building, collecting, showing off, and learning all that can be known about the pulse rifle. Within this site, you will find countless valuable links and images with detailed information to take you every step of the way to building or collecting your very own pulse rifle.


Mark Bennett's Dune Homepage
Usul's Dune Homepage
Dune Museum at Dar-es-Balat

Babylon 5

Space Dream Factory - Babylon 5 - Game
The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5
Science Fiction Timeline Site . . . Babylon 5 History Page . . .
B5TECH.COM - The Babylon 5 Tech-Manual.

Blade Runner - The Home of Blade Runner
Off-World : Blade Runner File
BBC News | ENTERTAINMENT | Blade Runner riddle solved
BladeZone: The Online Blade Runner Fan Club
Blade Runner Insight

Known Space

The Ringworld RPG Home
Ringworld Movie News
Rendering Larry Niven's Ringworld
Encyclopedia of Known Space
Welcome to KnownSpace
Known Space: The Future Worlds of Larry Niven
Known Space Lightbulb jokes
Russell Martin's Chronological Listing of the Man-Kzin Wars
The Pak home page
The Kzin home page
Marc Carlson's Known Space Chronology
Known Space
Known Space Chronology


3D Commune: View Picture: Ringworld
Ringworld rendering
Wheels Within Wheels
The Physics of the Ringworld
The Ringworld Home Page
Bill's World: Ringworld

Star Trek

Deep Space Nine Episode Information
Eric's Excruciatingly Detailed Star Trek (TOS) Plot Summaries
Guide to animated Star Trek
Yahoo! Groups : Ten_Worlds_Development
Orion's Arm
Fred Saberhagen's Berserkers
Thisledown City Memory - Media
ChrisW's "Starship Troopers" page
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