Category SciFi

A Chunk of SciFi – 1.07 Hive Chicken [Animal]

A Chunk of SciFi – 1.07 Hive Chicken [Animal]

“….cluck…cluck…cluck? Bwwaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkk!…””
Transmission heard before the Chicken Rebellion of Hephaestus IV

Animal type – Chicken
Scientific Name – Gallus gallus alvearium

The humble chicken, originally from Earth, is a type of domesticated bird. It is raised widely for its meat and eggs. Billions of chickens used to be found on Earth, and when humanity spread to the stars and started taking livestock with them, the chicken was one of them. The regular eggs and meat the animal provided were too good an opportunity to miss, even though the conditions they were kept in were not perfect. On this new worlds, some died, but other thrived in new environments.

They are known for distinctive sounds, their eggs and being considered by many to ...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 1.06 – Explosive Dandelion [Plant]

A Chunk of SciFi – 1.06 – Explosive Dandelion [Plant]

“Ohh this looks nic..Achooo **** BOOM **** …”
Last known words of Alfred T Farn, first, but not last victim of the Explosive Dandelion.

Looks like: Normal Terran Dandelion
Effect: Seeds are explosive and very fragile

The Explosive Dandelion named the Terran-based flower known as Taraxacum officinale or common dandelion, is a small yellow petaled flower, that grows in almost any terrain where there are appropriate soil and nutrients. A casual glance at the flower will show that it has a slight orange tint to the end of the petals, but there almost nothing else the average person can do to tell the difference between these dangerous plants and the regular variety.

The ED, as you might expect not a natural plant...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 1.05 – Hyperspace Bomb [Weapon]

A Chunk of SciFi – 1.05 – Hyperspace Bomb [Weapon]

“Today is the 50th anniversary of the first Hyperspace Bomb, here in the Omatro Sector. The Hyperspace Bomb, like its crude predecessor on Terra, the Atomic Bomb, helped end a war between us and the Gromaks. We pleaded with them for mercy but they kept attacking our colonies, even though we did everything else they asked. They kept laughing at us, thinking calling us backwards, primitive, stupid and more. To this day we still don’t know why they attacked us that first time, and the modern Gromaks refer to this period of their history as The Great Mistake...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 1.04 – Steel Grass [Plant]

A Chunk of SciFi – 1.04 – Steel Grass [Plant]

“Ya might want to be careful before going to try and set up a farm in that area over there. Oh, it’s not cursed or infected with the nano-phage or anything like that. That there be a patch of Steel Grassland. You must be new here if you didn’t recognise it. See the way it slightly reflects the sunlight? Go ahead, feel the blades of the grass itself, but never the edge, that stuff is like a field of blades sometimes. Sure you might get lucky and not cut yourself, but there are so many that you’d be better off running through a pane of glass…and never ever try to use a mower on this stuff…”

Terrain type: Grassland
Chance of being present on a planet: 10%
Uses: “Natural” barrier against animals, soil purification

Steel Grassland is, To be exact, i...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 1.03 – Myrotrophia II [Planet]

A Chunk of SciFi – 1.03 – Myrotrophia II [Planet]

“Captain…I don’t understand these readings we are getting from Myrotrophia II. There is nothing there. No lifeform, the city of Hilar, not there. Nothing! Bringing up viewscreen now, getting some odd interference and…I don’t believe it. The city is there, along with everything else. I can see it as plain as I can see you Captain, but …I think there might be something wrong with the sensors as they still say the planet is empty of higher life and civilisation. The scanners…are fine?? What?? No I didn’t know about the scattering field…ha ha very funny, a big joke on the new guy…”

Size – 10% Larger than Earth.
Atmosphere – Virtually identical to Earth
Satellites – 2
Land/Water – 50/50
Day – 22 hours
Year – 390 earth days

Myrotrophia II, known ...

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