Earth-868.4.FJ-49: A Future Japan Conquered by Shadow Spirits of Forgotten Superstitions

In the distant future mankind embraced science and technology, abandoning all belief and consideration of the religious and supernatural.  In Japan this shift became most profound, for as their advances in anti-gravity, lunar colonization, and computer technologies progressed, their spirituality regressed, until nearly no one, not even children, believed in fairy tales anymore. As it …

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Earth-625.5.MS-8: An Earth of Superheroes Whose Powers Come from Magic

This was a modern world of superheroes and supervillains.  For those people their superpowers came from magic or spirit totems.  The multiverse scholars who studied this world note that it was occupied by spirits and supernatural beings and filled with arcane lore and supernatural treasures.  While superhuman activity was world-wide and involved tens of thousands …

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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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Luna-626.5.LN-4: A Lunarpunk Moon Colony of Post-Modern Witchcraft

Far from Earth and removed from many of its problems, humanity's moon bases form a series of connected structures across the surface of the Moon.  These are partly exposed domes and partly underground bunkers, joined together through a spidery network of tunnels.  Each habitat is self sustaining, even the smaller fringe towns. The largest module …

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Sol-605.5.SC-3: A Solar System With Earth’s Colonists

Mars was the first planet colonized.  Mankind's best hope for survival on a climate-change ruined Earth (beyond repairing Earth itself), Mars' colonists live primarily underground.  The ceiling of the caverns simulates day/night-cycles with solar-powered light fixtures.  Life on Mars is hard. Spacecraft and vehicle technology allows people to shuttle between solar system bodies.  Whether in …

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Astrobiology, and Realistic Alien Design

Life on another planet may be very different from life familiar to us on Earth, but no matter where it lives, it must have the adaptations needed to survive in the environment it lives in. Consider the scientist in the picture here, looking into a hole in the ice at the arctic north. There is life underwater, in the cold and the dark, hanging upside down attached to frozen ice, which is quite alien and unfamiliar to most of us, and yet native to the Earth.