Author Archives: Alienart
There appears to be two extremes of behavior in humans. When a mistake is made, e.g. with a phone number, there are those who say, “I’m sorry, I gave you the wrong number,” and automatically assume this is so. The … Continue reading
One of the temperate continents of the Earth-like world Indigo (HR 2225 Canis Majoris 2) offers a panorama of arid rolling grasslands dotted here and there by strange hillocks. These structures are created by plankton-sized microorganisms working together in colonies … Continue reading
Will you take the red pill or the blue pill? Bah! This is too limited a view of existence. The world is not all black and white — nor red and blue. Our choices are nearly infinite. What would happen … Continue reading
In a parallel universe where what we would call fantasy and magic prevail, a motley group of young daredevils discover the joys of a lowered gravity field surrounding a battlement tower.
The human species is fickle. Not long ago they feared dystopia almost more than anything else. They feared losing their illusion of individuality. “I am not a number” was the catch phrase, and this was reflected in their entertainment. Television … Continue reading
In the distant future the humans take their disagreements with them out into the universe, though sometimes less violently than they had done when confined to their cradle world. Here a small shuttle from the Chamrosh (Kappa Ceti 3) colony … Continue reading
For the humans the word “custom” means something done many times or habitually, but it also means something that is one of a kind, as in something “custom made.” How can it be both many things and only one thing? … Continue reading
The non-ambulatory Bubblestalk natives of this world communicate with modulated bursts of infrared and would call their world something akin to “Propitiousness” if we could come close to translating the thought into English. Humans might call this world Alpha Tucanae … Continue reading
The humans are so comforted by chocolate one of their largest producers’ product names is a synonym for snuggling within.