Local Group-757.4.SC-10: A Universe Home to Alien Superheroes and Cosmic Beings

This was a modern world of superheroes and supervillains.  For those people their superpowers came from alien physiology or "cosmic" forces (incomprehensibly advanced science and technology) from outer space.  The multiverse scholars who studied this world note that it was occupied by large numbers of alien civilizations and filled with starships, and system-scale post-singularity A.I.  …

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Earth-525.4.PI-7: An Earth of Ordinary People with Psychic Abilities

This was a modern world of superheroes and supervillains.  For those people their superpowers came from psychic ability: in particular telepathy, ESP, and telekinesis (usually focused on one type of material or another).  The multiverse scholars who studied this world note that it was occupied by psychics and filled with quartz crystal deposits.  While superhuman …

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Sol-506.5.TT-2: An Earth of Highly-Trained and High-Tech Superheroes

This was a modern world of superheroes and supervillains.  For those people their superpowers came from extensive training, advanced technology or super-soldier conditioning.  The multiverse scholars who studied this world note that it was occupied by vigilantes, cyborgs and robots and filled with criminals, paramilitary organizations and nascent space colonization.  While superhuman activity was world-wide …

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Earth-755.5.KS-5: An Earth at the Center of a Multiverse Superhero Constellation

This was a modern world of superheroes and supervillains.  For those people their superpowers came in the form of greatly enhanced physical abilities and energy projection blasts (among other exotic powers).  The multiverse scholars who studied this world note that it was occupied by time- and dimension-travelers and filled with sentient animals, kaiju and other …

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Earth-607.4.US-51: A ‘Merica of War-Fighting

After officially changing the country's name to " 'Merica," the army began enlisting the mercenary power of cowboy gunslingers, superhero soldiers, and rough-and-tough bikers, among other iconic men and women of raw Patriotism.  Each is outfitted with super-science technology, turning them into a one-man army to push for the spread of Freedom across the Earth. …

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Earth-505.6.SL-25: A Solarpunk Earth of Augmented Reality

In the 1970's the United States and the other countries on Earth came together, seeing the need to act on the impending climate catastrophe.  With dramatic changes to the world-wide energy economy they not only averted world-wrecking climate change, but they created a more equitable globalized world.  The most obvious transformation led to cities built, …

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The Making of Some Things: The What, How, and Why by John R. Canter

  How things could be … * * * Chip walked through the door beneath the sign that read “Hull’s Shop”. It was a normal rectangular door, and looked mismatched against the architecture of the building: Some newfangled biomimicry nonsense you see more nowadays, Chip had thought when he first saw them being built, nearly …

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A Dinosaur Safari is a Matter of Luck by John R. Canter

Diary of Albert Winston, of the Kope-Marshal Expedition, Sunday, the Second of September: We have seen the first signs of tracks since our expedition began some four weeks ago. Mrs. Kope and Mr. Marshal, well-read as they are, insist on inspecting every set of tracks they come across in the hopes that it is their quarry. Often I must persuade them, by the number of toes, the shape of the impression, and other attributes of the style of the animal’s gait, that, no, they have not found their tyrannosaurs.