These are the things I've written that are tagged "sci-fi"

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander

10 March 2015

A new game from Massive Damage: A rogue-like sci-fi strategy survival game with base building, tactical combat, crew management and emergent storytelling. 90% of the words in that sentence make me so happy. Feels like equal parts X-Com, Civilization, and FTL. It looks great, too. The visual aesthetic is this kind of atemporal “18-bit” style […]


27 January 2011

A “Hard Science Fiction Miniseries for the Web” which raised $10k on Kickstarter. I wish them luck. via Warren Ellis.

Math advice for paranoid aliens

07 August 2010

John August crowd-sources answers to some screenwriting issues in his blog comments. Far away on a distant planet, an intelligent but very paranoid species is constructing a series of terrestrial watchtowers to scan the heavens, making sure no space-traveling enemies sneak up on them. You can think of these watchtowers as observatories, each one watching […]

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