Chemistry

Worldbuilding

Five Anachronisms That Fantasy Needs

While the fantasy genre is rapidly growing beyond the limitations of medieval Europe, it is still historical almost by definition. Sometimes fantasy stories are literally set in our own world’s history, and sometimes they use history as inspiration. Either way, authors spend a lot of … read more »

Worldbuilding

Spicing Up Your World’s Chemical Makeup

One of many great landscapes by FPesantez (Deviant Art member)

Are you cooking up a world for your story or game, and Earth-standard is just a little too bland? Want to give your setting a subtly different flavor without overwhelming your story, or adding a bad fridge-logic aftertaste? Well then, we have the perfect blog … read more »

Worldbuilding

Poisons: How to Use Them

Your characters have to face death at some point. Why not let chemistry help? Ah, but not all poisons are created equal, and not all poisons will be available in all settings for your murderous plot devices. Read more »

Inspiration

Five Crazy Things Humans Can Already Do

Set a science fiction story far enough into the future, and you’re bound to see characters with bizarre and fantastic powers. But humans are capable of some pretty crazy things already, and some oddities don’t require breaking any rules – only bending them. Read more »

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