Category SciFi

A Chunk of SciFi – 3.01 Evophage [Disease]

A Chunk of SciFi – 3.01 Evophage [Disease]

“There are too many of them, they are getting too full of themselves. It’s not just them as well, it seems to infect anyone they are allied with, they almost seem to be evolving and growing faster than before. It has to be stopped. Luckily I have the solution…”
Unknown, transcript 2 weeks before the outbreak/deployment of Evophage

The universe as a whole is full of many species. Some are long-lived and practically immortal, other are, in comparison, short lived and only live what would be 100 Terran years or so. There is even a species that, due to gravitational and temporal shenanigans live for what appears to be less than 24 hours...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 2.10 – Wild Space [Location]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.10 – Wild Space [Location]

“Wild Space? Yeah, I’ve been there. Well, been close to it, never across the border. It’s a weird bit of the universe. Like someone took the rules of nature and decided they would be, well not guidelines, but more like suggestions…”

Wild Space is the common name given to sector EGH-37. It goes by other names; Fractal Space, Choas Zone, Satans Eye and much more. Every spacefaring culture has encountered it or decides to try and explore it. Many do not return. Within this zone, the rules of reality hare mere suggestions. Time and space are bent, looped and twisted. A probe passing through the sector in 5 seconds might record several thousand years of data and come out the other side broken and in need of repair...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 2.09 – Singularity Rider [Ship]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.09 – Singularity Rider

“We still don’t understand why this particular one works and the others don’t. If we can crack that mystery, it’ could be one of the biggest breakthroughs in the history of the universe”
– Excerpt from the report regarding the Singularity Rider.

Black Holes – a region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape. Despite the dangers, a few cultures hold competitions to see how close to a black hole or another singularity they can get, without being dragged across the event horizon. One such ship named the Singularity Rider by its makers was made by what amounts to a group of students from various cultures and races, including Terrans, working at a university.

Their challenge was simple...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 2.08 EngTech Body Spray [Item]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.08 EngTech Body Spray

“Yes to us that smells weird and musky, but to them, it’s the sweetest aroma…now freshen up, they’ll be here soon”
Moments before the signing of a peace treaty

[No image with this post as I couldn’t find one I liked and could use without it looking like an advert for body sprays]

When humanity first stepped into the galactic stage, there were concerns. What about diseases, culture shock or being outclassed in many technological fields. These were expected and prepared for. What was not prepared for was the assault on our olfactory sense – or, to put it another way…the smell. Every species had their own aroma, from what appears to us to be lilac and vanilla for one, with another species, although incredibly friendly, smelt like rancid meat...

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A Chunk of SciFi – 2.07 – Wandering Satellite [Technology]

A Chunk of SciFi – 2.07 – Wandering Satellite

“Where in the name of Old Terra did THAT come from…?”
Recorded transcript of an encounter with a PH-1L class Wandering Satellite in deep space

In the early days of humanity’s first footsteps into the great void, many satellites were sent up into orbit. Most of them harmless or used for such tasks as GPS or transmissions. There were a few military grade ones, orbital weapon platforms and such, plus a couple of deep space scanners. Combined with accidents from impacts and older satellites never activate their return to earth protocols or even just blowing up, the safe orbit points were becoming congested and dangerous to travel through at an acceptable speed.

When the Space elevator and other more compact and combined satellites were put up, it l...

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