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A Canticle for Leibowitz is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by American writer Walter M. Miller Jr., first published in 1959.
A Case of Conscience is a science fiction novel by American writer James Blish, first published in 1958.
A Gift From Earth is a science fiction novel by American writer Larry Niven, first published in 1968 and set in his Known Space universe.
A Million Open Doors (1992) is a science fiction novel by American writer John Barnes, the first book of his Thousand Cultures series.
A Voyage to Arcturus is a novel by David Lindsay, first published in 1920.
A Woman of the Iron People is an anthropological science fiction novel by Eleanor Arnason, originally published in 1991.
A World Out of Time is a science fiction novel by Larry Niven and published in 1976.
Alfred Elton van Vogt (April 26, 1912 – January 26, 2000) was a Canadian-born science fiction author.
ABC Television is a service of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation launched in 1956.
Absolution Gap is a 2003 science fiction novel written by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds.
Infogrames North America, Inc. (formerly Accolade, Inc.) was an American video game developer and publisher based in San Jose, California.
An accretion disk is a structure (often a circumstellar disk) formed by diffused material in orbital motion around a massive central body.
Ace Books is an American specialty publisher of science fiction and fantasy books.
Achernar is the name of the primary (or 'A') component of the binary system designated Alpha Eridani (α Eridani, abbreviated Alf Eri, α Eri), which is the brightest 'star' or point of light in, and lying at the southern tip of, the constellation of Eridanus, and the tenth-brightest in the night sky.
Across the Sea of Suns is a 1984 hard science fiction novel by American writer Gregory Benford.
Activision Publishing, Inc. is an American video game publisher.
Acute radiation syndrome (ARS) is a collection of health effects that are present within 24 hours of exposure to high doses of ionizing radiation.
Adrian Cruz (born Adrian Alejandro Cruz; March 27, 1978) is an American screenwriter, producer and director.
Adrian Spies (April 17, 1920 – October 2, 1998) was a screenwriter, active from the 1940s through to the 1980s.
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Alastair Preston Reynolds (born 13 March 1966) is a British science fiction author.
Aldebaran, designated Alpha Tauri (α Tauri, abbreviated Alpha Tau, α Tau), is an orange giant star located about 65 light-years from the Sun in the zodiac constellation of Taurus.
The Worlds of Aldebaran (Les Mondes d'Aldébaran) is a French science-fiction comic series written and illustrated by Léo and published by Dargaud in French and Cinebook in English.
Alexander Kluge (born 14 February 1932) is a German author, philosopher, academic and film director.
Alfred Bester (December 18, 1913 – September 30, 1987) was an American science fiction author, TV and radio scriptwriter, magazine editor and scripter for comic strips and comic books.
Algol, designated Beta Persei (β Persei, abbreviated Beta Per, β Per), known colloquially as the Demon Star, is a bright multiple star in the constellation of Perseus and one of the first non-nova variable stars to be discovered.
Algol: Tragedy of Power (Algol.) is a 1920 German science fiction film about an alien from the planet Algol.
Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto.
Alien Legacy is a sci-fi strategy game developed by Joe Ybarra|Ybarra Productions and published by Sierra On-Line in 1994 for MS-DOS.
Aliens is a 1986 American science fiction action film written and directed by James Cameron, produced by Gale Anne Hurd and starring Sigourney Weaver.
"Allegiance" is the 18th episode of the third season of the American syndicated science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the 66th episode of the series overall.
Allen Mulherin Steele, Jr. (born January 19, 1958) is an American journalist and science fiction author.
The Alliance–Union universe is a fictional universe created by American writer C. J. Cherryh.
Alnilam, designated Epsilon Orionis (ε Orionis, abbreviated Epsilon Ori, ε Ori) and 46 Orionis (46 Ori), is a large blue supergiant star some 2,000 light-years distant in the constellation of Orion.
Alnitak, designated Zeta Orionis (ζ Orionis, abbreviated Zeta Ori, ζ Ori) and 50 Orionis (50 Ori), is a multiple star several hundred parsecs from the Sun in the constellation of Orion.
Alpha Cassiopeiae (α Cassiopeiae, abbreviated Alpha Cas, α Cas), also named Schedar, is a second magnitude star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.
Alpha Centauri (α Centauri, abbreviated Alf Cen or α Cen) is the star system closest to the Solar System, being from the Sun.
As one of the brightest stars in Earth's night sky, and the closest-known star system to the Sun, the Alpha Centauri system plays an important role in many fictional works of literature, popular culture, television, and film.
Alpha Ceti (α Ceti, abbreviated Alpha Cet, α Cet), also named Menkar, is the second-brightest star in the constellation of Cetus.
Alpha Coronae Borealis (α Coronae Borealis, abbreviated Alpha CrB, α CrB), also named Alphecca, is a binary star in the constellation of Corona Borealis.
Alpha Gruis, Latinized from α Gruis, also named Alnair, is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Grus.
Alpha Hydri (α Hyi, α Hydri) is the second brightest star in the southern circumpolar constellation of Hydrus.
Alpha Indi (α Ind, α Indi) is a third magnitude giant star in the constellation Indus, located about 98 light years from the Earth.
α Mensae (Latinised as Alpha Mensae, abbreviated to α Men or Alpha Men) is the brightest star in the constellation Mensa.
Alpha Pavonis (α Pavonis, abbreviated Alpha Pav, α Pav), also named Peacock, is a binary star in the southern constellation of Pavo, near the border with the constellation Telescopium.
Alpha Phoenicis (α Phoenicis, abbreviated Alpha Phe or α Phe), also named Ankaa, is the brightest star in the constellation of Phoenix.
Alpha Sagittarii (α Sagittarii, abbreviated Alpha Sgr, α Sgr), also named Rukbat, is a star in the constellation of Sagittarius.
Alpha Scorpio was a short-lived Australian children's science fiction television series, written and produced by James Davern, and which aired on ABC Television in 1974.
Alpha Serpentis (α Serpentis, abbreviated Alpha Ser, α Ser), also named Unukalhai, is a double star in the head (Serpens Caput) of the equatorial constellation of Serpens.
Alpha Trianguli (α Trianguli, abbreviated Alpha Tri, α Tri), also named Mothallah, is a binary star in the constellation of Triangulum.
Alpha Tucanae (α Tuc, α Tucanae) is a binary star system in the southern circumpolar constellation of Tucana.
Altair, also designated Alpha Aquilae (α Aquilae, abbreviated Alpha Aql, α Aql), is the brightest star in the constellation of Aquila and the twelfth brightest star in the night sky.
Ambrosia Software was a predominantly Macintosh software company located in Rochester, New York, U.S. Ambrosia produced utility software and video games.
Amino acids are organic compounds containing amine (-NH2) and carboxyl (-COOH) functional groups, along with a side chain (R group) specific to each amino acid.
Analog Science Fiction and Fact is an American science-fiction magazine published under various titles since 1930.
Analogue: A Hate Story (Korean: 아날로그) is a visual novel created by independent designer and visual novelist Christine Love.
"And the Children Shall Lead" is a third season episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek, and was broadcast October 11, 1968.
Andorians are a fictional race of humanoid extraterrestrials in the American science fiction franchise Star Trek.
Andromeda: A Space-Age Tale a.k.a. Andromeda Nebula (Туманность Андромеды, Tumannost' Andromedy) is a science fiction novel by the Soviet writer and paleontologist Ivan Yefremov,Sergey Klimanov's Home Page.
Andromeda (formally titled Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda) is a Canadian/American science fiction television series, based on unused material by Gene Roddenberry, developed by Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and produced by Roddenberry's widow, Majel Barrett.
Anne Inez McCaffrey (1 April 1926 – 21 November 2011) was an American-born writer who emigrated to Ireland and was best known for the Dragonriders of Pern science fiction series.
Antares, also designated Alpha Scorpii (α Scorpii, abbreviated Alpha Sco, α Sco), is on average the fifteenth-brightest star in the night sky, and the brightest star in the constellation of Scorpius.
Arabic (العَرَبِيَّة) or (عَرَبِيّ) or) is a Central Semitic language that first emerged in Iron Age northwestern Arabia and is now the lingua franca of the Arab world. It is named after the Arabs, a term initially used to describe peoples living from Mesopotamia in the east to the Anti-Lebanon mountains in the west, in northwestern Arabia, and in the Sinai peninsula. Arabic is classified as a macrolanguage comprising 30 modern varieties, including its standard form, Modern Standard Arabic, which is derived from Classical Arabic. As the modern written language, Modern Standard Arabic is widely taught in schools and universities, and is used to varying degrees in workplaces, government, and the media. The two formal varieties are grouped together as Literary Arabic (fuṣḥā), which is the official language of 26 states and the liturgical language of Islam. Modern Standard Arabic largely follows the grammatical standards of Classical Arabic and uses much of the same vocabulary. However, it has discarded some grammatical constructions and vocabulary that no longer have any counterpart in the spoken varieties, and has adopted certain new constructions and vocabulary from the spoken varieties. Much of the new vocabulary is used to denote concepts that have arisen in the post-classical era, especially in modern times. During the Middle Ages, Literary Arabic was a major vehicle of culture in Europe, especially in science, mathematics and philosophy. As a result, many European languages have also borrowed many words from it. Arabic influence, mainly in vocabulary, is seen in European languages, mainly Spanish and to a lesser extent Portuguese, Valencian and Catalan, owing to both the proximity of Christian European and Muslim Arab civilizations and 800 years of Arabic culture and language in the Iberian Peninsula, referred to in Arabic as al-Andalus. Sicilian has about 500 Arabic words as result of Sicily being progressively conquered by Arabs from North Africa, from the mid 9th to mid 10th centuries. Many of these words relate to agriculture and related activities (Hull and Ruffino). Balkan languages, including Greek and Bulgarian, have also acquired a significant number of Arabic words through contact with Ottoman Turkish. Arabic has influenced many languages around the globe throughout its history. Some of the most influenced languages are Persian, Turkish, Spanish, Urdu, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Bosnian, Kazakh, Bengali, Hindi, Malay, Maldivian, Indonesian, Pashto, Punjabi, Tagalog, Sindhi, and Hausa, and some languages in parts of Africa. Conversely, Arabic has borrowed words from other languages, including Greek and Persian in medieval times, and contemporary European languages such as English and French in modern times. Classical Arabic is the liturgical language of 1.8 billion Muslims and Modern Standard Arabic is one of six official languages of the United Nations. All varieties of Arabic combined are spoken by perhaps as many as 422 million speakers (native and non-native) in the Arab world, making it the fifth most spoken language in the world. Arabic is written with the Arabic alphabet, which is an abjad script and is written from right to left, although the spoken varieties are sometimes written in ASCII Latin from left to right with no standardized orthography.
Ark is a 2009 hard science fiction novel by English author Stephen Baxter.
Arrakis (الراقص,, "the dancer")—informally known as Dune and later called Rakis—is a fictional desert planet featured in the ''Dune'' series of novels by Frank Herbert.
Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host.
Ascension is a 2014 Canadian/American science fiction mystery drama television miniseries which aired on CBC in Canada and Syfy in the United States.
Astrometry is the branch of astronomy that involves precise measurements of the positions and movements of stars and other celestial bodies.
The Aubrey–Maturin series is a sequence of nautical historical novels—20 completed and one unfinished—by Patrick O'Brian, set during the Napoleonic Wars and centering on the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy and his ship's surgeon Stephen Maturin, a physician, natural philosopher, and intelligence agent.
Aurealis is an Australian speculative fiction magazine published by Chimaera Publications, and is Australia's longest running small-press science-fiction and fantasy magazine.
"Azati Prime" is the eighteenth episode of the third season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Enterprise, the 70th overall.
Babel-17 is a 1966 science fiction novel by American writer Samuel R. Delany in which the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis (that language influences thought and perception) plays an important part.
Babylon 5 is an American science fiction television series created by writer and producer J. Michael Straczynski, under the Babylonian Productions label, in association with Straczynski's Synthetic Worlds Ltd.
The Badoon are a fictional reptilian alien species appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.
Baen Books is an American publishing house for science fiction and fantasy.
Ballantine Books is a major book publisher located in the United States, founded in 1952 by Ian Ballantine with his wife, Betty Ballantine.
Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials (1979; second edition 1987) is a science fiction book by artist Wayne Barlowe, with Ian Summers and Beth Meacham (who provided the text).
Barnard's Star is a very-low-mass red dwarf about 6 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
Barsoom is a fictional representation of the planet Mars created by American pulp fiction author Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Baten Kaitos Origins is a role-playing video game developed by Monolith Soft and Tri-Crescendo for the Gamecube video game console.
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean is a role-playing video game developed by Monolith Soft and tri-Crescendo, and published by Namco, for the Nintendo GameCube.
The Battle of Wolf 359 is a fictional space battle in the Star Trek universe between the United Federation of Planets and the Borg Collective in the year 2367.
BattleTech is a wargaming and military science fiction franchise launched by FASA Corporation in 1984, acquired by WizKids in 2001, and owned since 2003 by Topps.
BattleTech: The Crescent Hawk's Inception is a turn-based adventure/role-playing video game released in 1988 by Westwood Associates and based on the BattleTech franchise.
A Bayer designation is a stellar designation in which a specific star is identified by a Greek letter, followed by the genitive form of its parent constellation's Latin name.
The Bedouin (badawī) are a grouping of nomadic Arab peoples who have historically inhabited the desert regions in North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq and the Levant.
Bellatrix, also designated Gamma Orionis (γ Orionis, abbreviated Gamma Ori, γ Ori), is the third-brightest star in the constellation of Orion, 5° west of the red giant Alpha Orionis (Betelgeuse).
The Berserker series is a series of space opera science fiction short stories and novels by Fred Saberhagen, in which robotic self-replicating machines strive to destroy all life.
Beta Andromedae (β Andromedae, abbreviated Beta And, β And), also named Mirach, is a prominent star in the northern constellation of Andromeda.
Beta Aquarii (β Aquarii, abbreviated Beta Aqr, β Aqr) is a double star in the constellation of Aquarius.
Beta Aquilae, Latinized from β Aquilae (abbreviated Beta Aql or β Aql) is a binary star in the equatorial constellation of Aquila.
Beta Aurigae (β Aurigae, abbreviated Beta Aur, β Aur), also named Menkalinan, is a binary star system in the northern constellation of Auriga.
Beta Caeli (β Caeli) is the Bayer designation for a star in the southern constellation of Caelum.
Beta Canum Venaticorum (β Canum Venaticorum, abbreviated Beta CVn, β CVn), also named Chara, is a G-type main-sequence star in the northern constellation of Canes Venatici.
Beta Cassiopeiae (β Cassiopeiae, abbreviated Beta Cas or β Cas), also named Caph, is a Delta Scuti variable star in the constellation of Cassiopeia.
Beta Corvi (β Corvi, abbreviated Beta Crv, β Crv), also named Kraz, is the second-brightest star in the southern constellation of Corvus with an apparent visual magnitude of 2.647.
Beta Draconis (β Draconis, abbreviated Beta Dra, β Dra) is a binary star and the third-brightest star in the northern circumpolar constellation of Draco.
Beta Eridani (β Eridani, abbreviated Beta Eri, β Eri), also named Cursa, is the second-brightest star in the constellation of Eridanus, located in the northeast end of this constellation near the shared border with Orion.
Beta Fornacis (Beta For, β Fornacis, β For) is the Bayer designation for a solitary star in the southern constellation of Fornax.
Beta Hydri (β Hyi, β Hydri) is a star in the southern circumpolar constellation of Hydrus.
Beta Leporis (β Leporis, abbreviated Beta Lep, β Lep), also named Nihal, is the second brightest star in the constellation of Lepus.
Beta Librae (β Librae, abbreviated Beta Lib, β Lib), also named Zubeneschamali, is (despite its 'beta' designation) the brightest star in the zodiac constellation of Libra.
Beta Lyrae (Latinized from β Lyrae, abbreviated Beta Lyr, β Lyr), also named Sheliak, is a binary star system approximately from the Sun in the constellation of Lyra.
Beta Pavonis, Latinized from β Pavonis, is a single, white-hued star in the southern constellation of Pavo.
Beta Phoenicis (β Phoenicis, β Phe) is a binary star in the constellation Phoenix.
Beta Pyxidis (Beta Pyx, β Pyxidis, β Pyx) is a double star located in the southern constellation Pyxis.
Beta Tauri (β Tauri, abbreviated Beta Tau, β Tau), also named Elnath, is the second-brightest star in the constellation of Taurus with an apparent magnitude of 1.65.
Beta Virginis (β Virginis, abbreviated Beta Vir, β Vir), also named Zavijava, is (despite its designation 'beta') the fifth-brightest star in the constellation of Virgo.
Betelgeuse, also designated Alpha Orionis (α Orionis, abbreviated Alpha Ori, α Ori), is the ninth-brightest star in the night sky and second-brightest in the constellation of Orion.
The planetary systems of stars other than the Sun, such as Betelgeuse, are a staple element in much science fiction.
Bikini Planet is a science fiction comedy written by David S. Garnett and released exclusively in the United Kingdom as a paperback.
A binary star is a star system consisting of two stars orbiting around their common barycenter.
BioWare is a Canadian video game developer located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Black Holes and Revelations is the fourth studio album by English rock band Muse, released on 3 July 2006 in the United Kingdom.
Blade Runner is a 1982 American-Hong Kong neo-noir science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos.
Blake's 7 is a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC.
Blindpassasjer (Eng. title: Marco Polo) was a Norwegian science fiction TV-series from 1978.
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher based in Irvine, California, and is a subsidiary of the American company Activision Blizzard.
The Blue Lantern Corps is a fictional organization appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics, beginning in 2007 in Green Lantern vol.
Blue Planet is an environmentalist science fiction role-playing game and setting from Biohazard Games.
BoardGameGeek is an online forum for board gaming hobbyists and a game database that holds reviews, images and videos for over 99,000 different tabletop games, including European-style board games, wargames, and card games.
The Borg are a fictional alien group that appear as recurring antagonists in the Star Trek franchise.
The Bororo are an indigenous people of Brazil, living in the state of Mato Grosso.
Brad Fregger (born May 31, 1940 in Billings, Montana) is an American entrepreneur, author and former game producer publisher, and book publisher.
Brannon Braga (born August 14, 1965) is an American television producer, director and screenwriter.
Brenda Cooper is an author and futurist who resides in Kirkland, Washington, where she is the Chief Information Officer of the city of Kirkland.
Brett Sperry is an American video game designer, a fine arts gallerist, and a professional photographer.
Brian Wilson Aldiss, OBE (18 August 1925 – 19 August 2017) was an English writer and anthologies editor, best known for science fiction novels and short stories.
Brian Hayles (March 7, 1931 – October 30, 1978) was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England.
The British Interplanetary Society (BIS), founded in Liverpool in 1933 by Philip E. Cleator, is the oldest space advocacy organisation in the world.
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is an American science-fiction adventure television series produced by Universal Studios.
Bugaboo (The Flea), later published in Spain as La Pulga, is a computer game created in by the Spanish team of programmers Paco & Pacohttp://www.retrogamer.net/retro_games80/bugaboo-the-flea/ for the ZX Spectrum.
Building Harlequin's Moon is a science fiction novel by Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper.
Bungie, Inc. is an American video game developer located in Bellevue, Washington, United States.
Burn Notice is an American television series created by Matt Nix which originally aired on the USA Network from June 28, 2007, to September 12, 2013.
Byron Conrad Haskin (April 22, 1899 – April 16, 1984) was an American film and television director.
Carolyn Janice Cherry (born September 1, 1942), better known by the pen name C. J. Cherryh, is an American writer of speculative fiction.
Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist.
Caesar's Comet (numerical designation C/-43 K1) – also known as Comet Caesar and the Great Comet of 44 BC – was perhaps the most famous comet of antiquity.
Caitlín Rebekah Kiernan (born 26 May 1964) is an Irish-born American author of science fiction and dark fantasy works, including ten novels, many comic books, and more than two hundred and fifty published short stories, novellas, and vignettes.
Caladan is a fictional planet in the ''Dune'' universe created by Frank Herbert, first mentioned in the 1965 novel Dune.
Calculating God is a 2000 science fiction novel by Robert J. Sawyer.
Nicolas Camille Flammarion FRAS (26 February 1842 – 3 June 1925) was a French astronomer and author.
Canopus, also designated Alpha Carinae (α Carinae, abbreviated Alpha Car, α Car), is the brightest star in the southern constellation of Carina, and the second-brightest star in the night-time sky, after Sirius.
Canopus in Argos: Archives is a sequence of five science fiction novels by Nobel Prize in Literature-winning author Doris Lessing which portray a number of societies at different stages of development, over a great period of time.
Capella, also designated Alpha Aurigae (α Aurigae, abbreviated Alpha Aur, α Aur), is the brightest star in the constellation of Auriga, the sixth-brightest in the night sky, and the third-brightest in the northern celestial hemisphere after Arcturus and Vega.
Captive Universe is a science fiction novel by American author Harry Harrison, which was first published in 1969.
The Cardassians are an extraterrestrial species in the Star Trek science fiction franchise.
Carlos Atanes (born November 8, 1971 in Barcelona, Spain) is a Spanish film director, writer and playwright.
The Centauri are a humanoid species in the fictional universe of the Babylon 5 television series.
A ceramic is a non-metallic solid material comprising an inorganic compound of metal, non-metal or metalloid atoms primarily held in ionic and covalent bonds.
Recurring characters of the Halo science fiction series are organized below by their respective affiliations in the fictional universe.
Charles Chilton MBE (15 June 1917 – 2 January 2013) was a BBC radio presenter, a writer and a producer.
Charles Robert Darwin, (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution.
Charon, also known as (134340) Pluto I, is the largest of the five known natural satellites of the dwarf planet Pluto.
Chesley Knight Bonestell, Jr. (January 1, 1888 – June 11, 1986) was an American painter, designer and illustrator.
Chi Draconis (χ Dra, χ Draconis, Chi Draconis) is a star system in the constellation Draco.
Chigs (sometimes referred to as Glyphs) are a fictional alien species in the science fiction television series Space: Above and Beyond.
Chindi is a 2002 book by Jack McDevitt of starship pilot Priscilla "Hutch" Hutchins series.
Chirality is a geometric property of some molecules and ions.
Chris Taylor is a video game designer and entrepreneur most famous for developing Total Annihilation and the Dungeon Siege series and for founding Gas Powered Games.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
Christopher Evans (born 4th April 1951 in Tredegar, Wales) is a British science fiction writer and children's author.
In astronomy and astrobiology, the circumstellar habitable zone (CHZ), or simply the habitable zone, is the range of orbits around a star within which a planetary surface can support liquid water given sufficient atmospheric pressure.
Civilization II: Test of Time, released in 1999, is a turn-based strategy game remake of the best selling game Civilization II that was released to compete with Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.
Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth is a turn-based strategy, 4X video game in the ''Civilization'' series developed by Firaxis Games, published by 2K Games and released for Microsoft Windows on October 24, 2014, the Mac App Store on November 27, 2014 and for Linux on December 18, 2014.
Clarissa Oakes (titled The Truelove in the USA) is the fifteenth historical novel in the Aubrey-Maturin series by British author Patrick O'Brian, first published in 1992.
Clifford Donald Simak (August 3, 1904 – April 25, 1988) was an American science fiction writer.
Cluster is a series of science fiction novels by Piers Anthony.
"Conspiracy" is the 25th episode of the syndicated American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, originally aired on May 9, 1988, in the United States.
In astronomy, a contact binary is a binary star system whose component stars are so close that they touch each other or have merged to share their gaseous envelopes.
Cordwainer Smith was the pen-name used by American author Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger (July 11, 1913 – August 6, 1966) for his science fiction works.
The Covenant are a fictional theocratic military alliance of alien races who serve as the main antagonists in the first trilogy of the ''Halo'' video game series.
Coyote (2002) a science fiction novel by American writer Allen Steele.
Crashlander is a fix-up novel by American writer Larry Niven, published in 1994 and set in his Known Space universe.
Cryptic Studios is an American video game developer specializing in massively multiplayer online role-playing games.
Cybertron is a fictional planet, the homeworld of the Transformers in the various fictional incarnations of the metaseries and toyline by Hasbro.
Cygnus OB2 #12 is an extremely bright blue hypergiant with an absolute bolometric magnitude (all electromagnetic radiation) of −10.9, among the most luminous stars known in the galaxy.
The Cylons are a cybernetic civilization at war with the Twelve Colonies of humanity in the Battlestar Galactica science fiction franchise, in the original 1978 and 1980 series, the 2004 reimagining, as well as the spin-off prequel series, Caprica.
Cyteen (1988) is a Hugo Award-winning science fiction novel by American writer C. J. Cherryh, set in her Alliance-Union universe.
Dorothy Catherine "D.
Damon Laurence Lindelof (born April 24, 1973) is an American screenwriter and producer.
Daniel Thomas "Dan" O'Bannon (September 30, 1946 – December 17, 2009) was an American film screenwriter, director, visual effects supervisor, and occasional actor, usually in the science fiction and horror genres.
Dan Simmons (born April 4, 1948) is an American science fiction and horror writer.
Daniel Defoe (13 September 1660 - 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy.
Danny Dunn and the Voice from Space is the tenth novel in the Danny Dunn series of juvenile science fiction/adventure books written by Raymond Abrashkin and Jay Williams.
DarkSpace is a massively multiplayer real-time strategy computer game developed by PaleStar.
Datamost was a computer book publisher and computer game company founded by David Gordon and based in Chatsworth, California.
Dave Wolverton (born 1957) is a science fiction author who also goes under the pseudonym David Farland for his fantasy works.
David John Braben (born 2 January 1964) is a British game developer, game designer, founder and CEO of Frontier Developments plc, co-creator of the Elite series, space trading computer games, first published in 1984.
David John Lake (26 March 1929 – 31 January 2016) was an Indian-born Australian science fiction writer, poet, and literary critic.
David Lindsay (3 March 1876 – 16 July 1945) was an author now best remembered for the philosophical science fiction novel A Voyage to Arcturus (1920).
David Webb Peoples (born February 9, 1940) is an American screenwriter who wrote Blade Runner (1982), Unforgiven (1992), and 12 Monkeys (1995).
David S. Garnett (born 1947) is a UK science fiction author and editor whose novels include Cosmic Carousel, Stargonauts and Bikini Planet.
David Mark Weber (born October 24, 1952) is an American science fiction and fantasy author. He has written several science-fiction and fantasy books series, the best known of which is the Honor Harrington science-fiction series. His first novel, which he worked on with Steve White, sold in 1989 to Baen books. Baen remains Weber's major publisher.
"Day of Honor" is the 71st episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the third episode of the fourth season.
The DC Universe (DCU) is the fictional shared universe where most stories in American comic book titles published by DC Comics take place. DC superheroes such as Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman are from this universe, and it also contains well known supervillains such as the Lex Luthor, Joker, and Darkseid. In context, "DC Universe" usually refers to the main DC continuity. The term "DC Multiverse" refers to the collection of all continuities within DC Comics publications. Within the Multiverse, the main DC Universe has gone by many names, but in recent years has been referred to by "Prime Earth" (not to be confused with "Earth Prime") or "Earth 0". The main DC Universe as well as the alternate realities related to it began as the first shared universe in comic books and were quickly adapted to other media such as film serials or radio dramas. In subsequent decades, the continuity between all of these media became increasingly complex with certain storylines and events designed to simplify or streamline the more confusing aspects of characters' histories.
Death Eaters are characters featured in the Harry Potter series of novels and films.
Deathworld is the name of a series of science fiction novels by Harry Harrison including the books Deathworld (first published 1960, serialized in Astounding Science Fiction), Deathworld 2 (1964, initially titled The Ethical Engineer and serialized in Analog) and Deathworld 3 (1968, serialized in Analog as The Horse Barbarians), plus the short story "The Mothballed Spaceship" (1973, written as part of a tribute to John W. Campbell).
Deep Impact is a 1998 American science-fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin, and starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, and Morgan Freeman.
Del Rey Books is a branch of Ballantine Books, which is owned by Random House and, in turn, by Penguin Random House.
Delta Boötis (δ Boo, δ Boötis) is a double star in the northern constellation Boötes.
Delta Cephei (δ Cep, δ Cephei) is the Bayer designation for a quadruple star system located approximately 887 light-years away in the northern circumpolar constellation of Cepheus, the King.
Delta Crateris (δ Crt, δ Crateris) is a solitary star in the southern constellation of Crater.
Delta Draconis (δ Draconis, abbreviated Delta Dra, δ Dra), also named Altais, is a yellow star in the constellation of Draco.
Delta Eridani (δ Eri, δ Eridani) is a 3.54 magnitude star in the constellation of Eridanus.
Delta Pavonis (δ Pav, δ Pavonis) is a star in the southern circumpolar constellation of Pavo.
Delta Phoenicis, Latinized from δ Phoenicis, is a single, yellow-hued star in the southern constellation of Phoenix.
Delta Sagittarii (δ Sagittarii, abbreviated Delta Sgr, δ Sgr), also named Kaus Media, is a double star in the southern zodiac constellation of Sagittarius.
Delta1 Gruis, Latinized from δ1 Gruis, is a candidate binary star system in the constellation Grus.
Deneb, also designated α Cygni (Latinised alpha Cygni, abbreviated Alpha Cyg, α Cyg), is the brightest star in the constellation of Cygnus.
Dennis Taylor (born Denis Taylor, 19 January 1949 in Coalisland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland) is a retired professional snooker player and current BBC snooker commentator.
Descent II is a 1996 first-person shooter video game developed by Parallax Software and published by Interplay Productions.
Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War, also known as Conflict: FreeSpace – The Great War in Europe, or simply just FreeSpace; is a 1998 space combat simulation IBM PC compatible computer game developed by Volition, when it was split off from Parallax Software, and published by Interplay Productions.
Destroy All Humans! is an open world action-adventure video game franchise that is designed as a parody of Cold War-era alien invasion films.
Dextrorotation and levorotation (also spelled as laevorotation)The first word component dextro- comes from Latin word for dexter "right (as opposed to left)".
Diane Duane (born May 18, 1952) is an American science fiction and fantasy author.
Digital: A Love Story is an indie visual novel by video game designer Christine Love, released for free in February 2010.
Disney Interactive Studios, Inc. (originally established as Walt Disney Computer Software, Disney Interactive, Buena Vista Interactive, and Buena Vista Games) was an American video game developer and publisher owned by The Walt Disney Company through Disney Interactive.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (retitled Blade Runner: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? in some later printings) is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick, first published in 1968.
Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963.
Dominic Green (born 1 January 1967) is a British writer of short science fiction.
Donald MacDonald Kingsbury (born 12 February 1929 in San Francisco) is an American–Canadian science fiction author.
Doom (typeset as DOOM in official documents and stylized as DooM in other media) is a 1993 first-person shooter (FPS) video game by id Software.
Doris May Lessing (22 October 1919 – 17 November 2013) was a British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer.
Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 – 11 May 2001) was an English author, scriptwriter, essayist, humorist, satirist and dramatist.
Dover Publications, also known as Dover Books, is an American book publisher founded in 1941 by Hayward Cirker and his wife, Blanche.
Downbelow Station is a science fiction novel by American writer C. J. Cherryh, published in 1981 by DAW Books.
Dragonriders of Pern is a science fiction series written primarily by American-Irish author Anne McCaffrey, who initiated it in 1967.
The Dray Prescot series is a sequence of fifty-two science fiction novels and a number of associated short stories of the subgenre generally classified as sword and planet, written by Kenneth Bulmer under the pseudonym of Alan Burt Akers.
Dreamwave redirects here for the music genre see synthwave Dreamwave Productions was a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher founded in 1996 which is best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series.
Duncan Alasdair Lunan, born October 1945, is a Scottish author with emphasis on astronomy, spaceflight and science fiction, undertaking a wide range of writing and speaking on those and other topics as a researcher, tutor, critic, editor, lecturer and broadcaster.
Dune is a science fiction media franchise that originated with the 1965 novel Dune by Frank Herbert.
Dune is a 1965 science fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, originally published as two separate serials in Analog magazine.
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty (titled Dune II: Battle for Arrakis in Europe and Dune: The Battle for Arrakis for the North American Mega Drive/Genesis port respectively) is a real-time strategy ''Dune'' video game developed by Westwood Studios and released by Virgin Games in December 1992.
The Dune prequel series is a sequence of novel trilogies written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.
Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life.
Earth & Beyond is a science fiction massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Westwood Studios and published by Electronic Arts (EA).
The Earth Alliance is the name of a fictional alliance of the nations of Earth and off-world colonies in the television series Babylon 5.
Ecco the Dolphin is an action-adventure game originally developed by Ed Annunziata and Novotrade International for the Sega Genesis known as the Mega Drive in regions outside of North America and published by Sega in 1992.
Ecotourism is a form of tourism involving visiting fragile, pristine, and relatively undisturbed natural areas, intended as a low-impact and often small scale alternative to standard commercial mass tourism.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American fiction writer best known for his celebrated and prolific output in the adventure and science-fiction genres.
Edmond Moore Hamilton (October 21, 1904 – February 1, 1977) was an American writer of science fiction during the mid-twentieth century.
Edmund Cooper (30 April 1926 – 11 March 1982) was an English poet and prolific writer of speculative fiction, romances, technical essays, several detective stories, and a children's book.
Eleanor Atwood Arnason (born December 28, 1942) is an American author of science fiction novels and short stories.
An electromagnetic pulse (EMP), also sometimes called a transient electromagnetic disturbance, is a short burst of electromagnetic energy.
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is an American video game company headquartered in Redwood City, California.
Elite Dangerous is an online-only space adventure, trading, and combat simulation video game developed and published by Frontier Developments.
Elliot S. Maggin, also spelled Elliot S! Maggin (born 1950), is an American writer of comic books, film, television, and novels.
Emil Jannings (born Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz, 23 July 1884 – 2 January 1950) was a German actor, popular in 1920s film in Hollywood.
"Emissary" is the two-part opener, comprising the pilot and second episodes, of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Emphyrio is a science fiction adventure novel written by Jack Vance.
Endymion is the third science fiction novel by American writer Dan Simmons, part of his Hyperion Cantos fictional universe.
Ensemble Studios was a video game developer initially established in 1995 as an independent company by Tony Goodman, Rick Goodman, Bruce Shelley, Brian Sullivan and John Boog-Scott, and was acquired by Microsoft in 2001 and operated as an internal studio until 2009, when its development capabilities was officially disbanded, now it operates as support.
Epsilon Boötis (ε Boötis, abbreviated Epsilon Boo, ε Boo), also named Izar, is a binary star in the northern constellation of Boötes.
Epsilon Eridani (ε Eridani, abbreviated Epsilon Eri, ε Eri), also named Ran, is a star in the southern constellation of Eridanus, at a declination of 9.46° south of the celestial equator.
ε Gruis, Latinised as Epsilon Gruis, is a blue-white hued star in the southern constellation of Grus.
Epsilon Indi (ε Indi, ε Ind) is a star system approximately 12 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Indus consisting of a K-type main-sequence star, ε Indi A, and two brown dwarfs, ε Indi Ba and ε Indi Bb, in a wide orbit around it.
Epsilon Leonis (ε Leo, ε Leonis) is the fifth-brightest star in the constellation Leo, consistent with its Bayer designation Epsilon.
Epsilon Pegasi (ε Pegasi, abbreviated Epsilon Peg, ε Peg), also named Enif (EE-nif), is the brightest star in the northern constellation of Pegasus.
Epsilon Scorpii (ε Scorpii, abbreviated Eps Sco, ε Sco), also named Larawag, is a star in the southern zodiac constellation of Scorpius. It has an apparent visual magnitude of +2.3, making it the fifth-brightest member of the constellation. Parallax measurements made during the Hipparcos mission provide an estimated distance to this star of around from the Sun. Epsilon Scorpii has a stellar classification of K1 III, which indicates it has exhausted the supply of hydrogen at its core and evolved into a giant star. The interferometry-measured angular diameter of this star, after correcting for limb darkening, is, which, at its estimated distance, equates to a physical radius of nearly 13 times the radius of the Sun. Presently it is generating energy through the nuclear fusion of helium at its core, which, considering the star's composition, places it along an evolutionary branch termed the red clump. The star's outer atmosphere has an effective temperature of 4,560 K, giving it the orange hue of a cool K-type star. ε Scorpii is classified as a suspected variable star, although a study of Hipparcos photometry showed a variation of no more than 0.01–0.02 magnitudes. It is an X-ray source with a luminosity of.
Epsilon Ursae Majoris (ε Ursae Majoris, abbreviated Epsilon UMa, ε UMa), also named Alioth, is (despite being designated 'epsilon') the brightest star in the constellation of Ursa Major, and at magnitude 1.77 is the thirty-second-brightest star in the sky.
Eric S. Nylund (born November 12, 1964) is an American novelist and professional technical writer.
Escape Velocity is a single-player role-playing space trading and combat video game series first introduced in 1996 by Ambrosia Software for the Apple Macintosh.
Escape Velocity Nova (a.k.a. EV Nova or EVN) is a video game by Ambrosia Software, in collaboration with ATMOS.
Eta Boötis (η Boötis, abbreviated Eta Boo, η Boo) is a binary star in the constellation of Boötes.
Eta Cassiopeiae (η Cassiopeiae, abbreviated Eta Cas, η Cas) is a binary star system in the northern circumpolar constellation of Cassiopeia.
Eta Orionis (η Ori, η Orionis) is a star in the constellation Orion.
Eta Pegasi (η Pegasi, abbreviated Eta Peg, η Peg), also named Matar, is a binary star in the constellation of Pegasus.
Eugen Sänger (22 September 1905 – 10 February 1964) was an Austrian aerospace engineer best known for his contributions to lifting body and ramjet technology.
Europa or as Ευρώπη (Jupiter II) is the smallest of the four Galilean moons orbiting Jupiter, and the sixth-closest to the planet.
Evacuate Earth is a National Geographic Channel documentary that portrays the hypothetical scenario of humans evacuating the planet Earth before it is destroyed by a rogue neutron star.
Event Horizon is a 1997 science fiction horror film directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and written by Philip Eisner.
An exoplanet or extrasolar planet is a planet outside our solar system.
Extraterrestrial life,Where "extraterrestrial" is derived from the Latin extra ("beyond", "not of") and terrestris ("of Earth", "belonging to Earth").
"Eye of the Beholder" is the 170th episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, the 18th episode of the seventh season.
Fergus (also Feargus) Gwynplaine MacIntyre known as Froggy (1948 – 25 June 2010), Locus, June 28, 2010.
is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima.
Fallen Gods is an original novella written by Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.
Fantasy Flight Games (FFG) is a game company based in Roseville, Minnesota, United States, that creates and publishes role-playing, board, and card games.
Fantasy literature is literature set in an imaginary universe, often but not always without any locations, events, or people from the real world.
Far Gate is a video game released for Microsoft Windows.
Farscape is an Australian-American science fiction television series, produced originally for the Nine Network.
FASA Corporation was an American publisher of role-playing games, wargames and board games between 1980 and 2001, after which they closed publishing operations for several years, becoming an IP holding company under the name FASA Inc.
Faster-than-light (also superluminal or FTL) communication and travel are the conjectural propagation of information or matter faster than the speed of light.
Fawcett Publications was an American publishing company founded in 1919 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota by Wilford Hamilton "Captain Billy" Fawcett (1885–1940).
The fictional portrayal of our Solar System has often included planets, moons, and other celestial objects which do not actually exist in reality.
"Firstborn" is the 173rd episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
A flare star is a variable star that can undergo unpredictable dramatic increases in brightness for a few minutes.
Flash Comics was a comics anthology published by All-American Publications and later by National Periodical Publications (DC Comics).
Fomalhaut, also designated Alpha Piscis Austrini (α Piscis Austrini, abbreviated Alpha PsA, α PsA) is the brightest star in the constellation of Piscis Austrinus and one of the brightest stars in the sky.
Forever Free is a science fiction novel by American author Joe Haldeman, the sequel to The Forever War.
Forty Thousand in Gehenna, alternately 40,000 in Gehenna, is a 1983 science fiction novel by American writer C. J. Cherryh.
Foundation is a science fiction novel by American writer Isaac Asimov.
The Foundation series is a science fiction book series written by American author Isaac Asimov.
Frank Elmore Ross (April 2, 1874 – September 21, 1960) was an American astronomer and physicist.
Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr. (October 8, 1920 – February 11, 1986) was an American science fiction writer best known for the novel Dune and its five sequels.
Franklin James Schaffner (May 30, 1920July 2, 1989) was an American film director.
Franz Joseph (born Franz Anton Joseph Schnaubelt; June 29, 1914 – June 2, 1994) was an artist and author loosely associated with the 1960s American television show Star Trek.
Fredric M. "Fred" Bronson (born January 10, 1949) is an American journalist, author and writer.
Frederik George Pohl Jr. (November 26, 1919 – September 2, 2013) was an American science-fiction writer, editor, and fan, with a career spanning more than 75 years—from his first published work, the 1937 poem "Elegy to a Dead Satellite: Luna", to the 2011 novel All the Lives He Led and articles and essays published in 2012.
Fredric Brown (October 29, 1906 – March 11, 1972) was an American science fiction and mystery writer.
FreeSpace 2 is a 1999 space combat simulation computer game developed by Volition as the sequel to Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War.
The Fremen are a group of people in the fictional ''Dune'' universe created by Frank Herbert.
"Friday's Child" is a second season episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek.
Frontier Developments plc is a British video game developer based in Cambridge, England founded in January 1994.
Frontier: Elite II is a space trading and combat simulator video game written by David Braben and published by GameTek in 1993 and released on the Amiga, Atari ST and DOS.
Frontier: First Encounters is a space trading and combat simulator video game developed by Frontier Developments and published by GameTek in 1995 for DOS.
Full Thrust is a science fiction strategy wargame written by Jon Tuffley and published by Ground Zero Games of England.
Futurama is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
The Galactic Center Saga is a series of books by author Gregory Benford detailing a galactic war between mechanical and biological life.
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Galactica 1980 is an American science fiction television series and a spin-off from the original Battlestar Galactica television series.
Game Designers' Workshop (GDW) was a wargame and role-playing game publisher from 1973 to 1996.
Gamma Andromedae (γ Andromedae, abbreviated Gam And, γ And) is the third-brightest point of light in the constellation of Andromeda.
Gamma Crateris is a binary star system, divisible with a small amateur telescope, and located at the center of the southern constellation of Crater.
Gamma Draconis (γ Draconis, abbreviated Gamma Dra, γ Dra), also named Eltanin, is a star in the northern constellation of Draco.
Gamma Geminorum (γ Geminorum, abbreviated Gamma Gem, γ Gem), also named Alhena, is the third-brightest star in the constellation of Gemini.
Gamma Hydrae (γ Hya, γ Hydrae) is a star in the equatorial constellation of Hydra.
Gamma Leporis, Latinized from γ Leporis, is a star in the south central part of the constellation Lepus, southeast of Beta Leporis and southwest of Delta Leporis.
Gamma Serpentis (γ Serpentis, γ Ser) is a star in the equatorial constellation Serpens, in the part of the constellation that represents the serpent's head (Serpens Caput).
Gamma Trianguli (Gamma Tri, γ Trianguli, γ Tri) is a star in the constellation Triangulum located approximately 112 light years from Earth.
Gamma Ursae Majoris (γ Ursae Majoris, abbreviated Gamma UMa, γ UMa), also named Phecda, is a star in the constellation of Ursa Major.
Ganymede (Jupiter III) is the largest and most massive moon of Jupiter and in the Solar System.
A gas giant is a giant planet composed mainly of hydrogen and helium.
Eugene Lee Coon (January 7, 1924 – July 8, 1973) was an American screenwriter, television producer and novelist.
Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American television screenwriter and producer.
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Bert Gentry Lee (born 1942) is the chief engineer for the Planetary Flight Systems Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and also a science fiction writer.
George David Gatewood (born 1940) also known as George G. Gatewood, is an American astronomer and presently is professor emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh and at the Allegheny Observatory.
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Giedi Prime is a fictional planet in Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel Dune.
Gilbert Alexander Ralston (January 5, 1912–March 18, 1999) was a British-American screenwriter, journalist and author.
Gioachino Antonio Rossini (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as some sacred music, songs, chamber music, and piano pieces.
Giordano Bruno (Iordanus Brunus Nolanus; 1548 – 17 February 1600), born Filippo Bruno, was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet, and cosmological theorist.
Glen Albert Larson (January 3, 1937 – November 14, 2014) was an American musician, television producer and writer.
Glen Morgan is an American television producer, writer and director.
Gliese 1061 is a type of star known as a red dwarf, located approximately 12 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of Horologium.
Gliese 581 is a star of spectral type M3V (a red dwarf) at the center of the Gliese 581 planetary system, about 20 light years away from Earth in the Libra constellation.
Gliese 687, or GJ 687 (Gliese–Jahreiß 687) is a red dwarf in the constellation Draco.
Gliese 876 is a red dwarf approximately 15 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Aquarius.
The Gliese Catalogue of Nearby Stars is a modern star catalogue of stars located within 25 parsecs (81.54 ly) of the Earth.
Gordon Rupert Dickson (November 1, 1923 – January 31, 2001) was a Canadian-American science fiction writer.
Got Game Entertainment, LLC was an American developer and publisher of videogames, based in Weston, Connecticut.
Graeme Harper (born 11 March 1945) is a British television director.
Gravitational waves are the disturbance in the fabric ("curvature") of spacetime generated by accelerated masses and propagate as waves outward from their source at the speed of light.
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Green Lantern is the name of several superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Gregory Benford (born January 30, 1941) is an American science fiction author and astrophysicist who is on the faculty of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine.
Grendel is a character in the Anglo-Saxon Beowulf (AD 700–1000).
"Grendel" is an English language science fiction short story written in 1968 by Larry Niven.
Grey aliens, also referred to as "Alien Greys", "Greys", "Grays" and "Roswell Greys", allegedly are extraterrestrial beings whose existence is discussed in ufological, paranormal, and New Age communities, and who are named for their unique skin color.
Groombridge 1618 is a star in the northern constellation Ursa Major.
Groombridge 34 is a binary star system in the northern constellation of Andromeda.
Henry Beam Piper (March 23, 1904 –) was an American science fiction author.
Henry Louis Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was an American journalist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English.
Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American writer who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction.
The habitability of natural satellites is a measure of the potential of natural satellites to have environments hospitable to life.
Harry Clement Stubbs (May 30, 1922 – October 29, 2003), better known by the pen name Hal Clement, was an American science fiction writer and a leader of the hard science fiction subgenre.
Halo is a military science fiction first-person shooter video game franchise created by Bungie and now managed and developed by 343 Industries, a subsidiary of Microsoft Studios.
Halo Legends is a collection of 7 short films set in the Halo science fiction universe.
Halo Wars is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360 video game console.
Halo: Contact Harvest is a military science fiction novel by Joseph Staten, based on the ''Halo'' series of video games.
Hamal, alternatively designated Alpha Arietis (α Arietis, abbreviated Alpha Ari, α Ari), is the brightest star in the northern zodiacal constellation of Aries.
Hampton Lansden Fancher (born July 18, 1938) is an American actor who became a producer and screenwriter in the late 1970s.
Hans Anthony Beimler (born July 10, 1953) is an American television writer and producer, known for his work on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Harlan Jay Ellison (May 27, 1934 – June 28, 2018) was an American writer, known for his prolific and influential work in New Wave speculative fiction, and for his outspoken, combative personality.
HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. is one of the world's largest publishing companies and is one of the Big Five English-language publishing companies, alongside Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster.
Harry Max Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey; March 12, 1925 – August 15, 2012) was an American science fiction author, known for his character The Stainless Steel Rat and for his novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966).
Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling.
Harry Norman Turtledove (born June 14, 1949) is an American novelist, best known for his work in the genres of alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy, and science fiction.
Hasbro Interactive was an American video game production and publishing subsidiary of Hasbro, the large game and toy company.
Hawkman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
"He Fell into a Dark Hole" is a science fiction short story by American writer Jerry Pournelle.
Hell, in many religious and folkloric traditions, is a place of torment and punishment in the afterlife.
Henry Cow were an English avant-rock group, founded at Cambridge University in 1968 by multi-instrumentalists Fred Frith and Tim Hodgkinson.
Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period.
Hipparcos was a scientific satellite of the European Space Agency (ESA), launched in 1989 and operated until 1993.
His Master's Voice (original Polish title: Głos Pana) is a science fiction novel on the "message from space" theme written by Polish writer Stanisław Lem.
"Home" is the third episode of the fourth season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Enterprise.
Homer (Ὅμηρος, Hómēros) is the name ascribed by the ancient Greeks to the legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems that are the central works of ancient Greek literature.
The Honorverse refers to the military science fiction book series, its two sub-series, two prequel series, and anthologies created by David Weber and published by Baen Books.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is an educational and trade publisher in the United States.
The Hugo Award for Best Short Story is one of the Hugo Awards given each year for science fiction or fantasy stories published in English or translated into English during the previous calendar year.
Humans (taxonomically Homo sapiens) are the only extant members of the subtribe Hominina.
Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture, the method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent.
Hyperion is a Hugo Award-winning 1989 science fiction novel by American writer Dan Simmons.
The Hyperion Cantos is a series of science fiction novels by Dan Simmons.
Hypothermia is reduced body temperature that happens when a body dissipates more heat than it absorbs.
Ib Jørgen Melchior (September 17, 1917 – March 14, 2015) was a Danish-American novelist, short-story writer, film producer, film director, and screenwriter of low-budget American science fiction movies, most of them released by American International Pictures.
is a Japanese screenwriter and novelist.
id Software LLC (see Company name) is an American video game developer headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
IDW Publishing is an American publisher of comic books, graphic novels, art books, and comic strip collections.
The Iliad (Ἰλιάς, in Classical Attic; sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer.
In Praise of Learning is a studio album by British avant-rock group Henry Cow, recorded at Virgin Records' Manor studios in February and March 1975, and released in May 1975.
"Infinite Regress" is the 101st episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the seventh episode of the fifth season.
Infinity Beach is a 2000 science fiction novel by Jack McDevitt.
The instant camera is a type of camera which uses self-developing film to create a chemically developed print shortly after taking the picture.
Interplay Entertainment Corp. is an American video game distributor, developer and publisher, founded in 1983 as Interplay Productions by Brian Fargo, Troy Worrell, Jay Patel and Rebecca Heineman.
Iota Antliae (ι Ant, ι Antliae) is the Bayer designation for a star in the southern constellation of Antlia.
Iota Geminorum (ι Gem, ι Geminorum) is a solitary fourth-magnitude star in the constellation Gemini.
Iota Horologii, Latinized from ι Horologii, is a yellow-hued star approximately 56 light-years away in the Horologium constellation.
Iota Persei (Iota Per, ι Persei, ι Per) is a main sequence dwarf star in the constellation Perseus.
Ira Steven Behr (born October 23, 1953) is an American television producer and screenwriter, most known for his work on Star Trek, especially Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, on which he served as showrunner and executive producer.
Irwin Allen (June 12, 1916 – November 2, 1991) was an American television, documentary and film director and producer with a varied career who became known as the "Master of Disaster" for his work in the disaster film genre.
Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University.
ISFiC Press is the small press publishing arm of ISFiC.
IslamThere are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster).
ITV is a British commercial TV network.
Ivan Antonovich (real patronymic Antipovich) Yefremov (Ива́н Анто́нович (Анти́пович) Ефре́мов; April 22, 1908 – October 5, 1972), last name sometimes spelled Efremov, was a Soviet paleontologist, science fiction author and social thinker.
Ix is a fictional planet featured in the ''Dune'' series of science fiction novels written by Frank Herbert, and derivative works.
Joanne Rowling, ("rolling";Rowling, J.K. (16 February 2007).. Accio Quote (accio-quote.org). Retrieved 28 April 2008. born 31 July 1965), writing under the pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, philanthropist, film and television producer and screenwriter best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series.
Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954), known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or jms, is an American television and film screenwriter, producer and director, and comic book writer.
Jack Burke Sowards (March 18, 1929 – July 8, 2007) was an American screenwriter who wrote the story and screenplay for the 1982 movie Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and the 1988 Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Where Silence Has Lease".
Jack McDevitt (born April 14, 1935) is an American science fiction author whose novels frequently deal with attempts to make contact with alien races, and with archaeology or xenoarchaeology.
John Holbrook "Jack" Vance (August 28, 1916 – May 26, 2013) was an American mystery, fantasy, and science fiction writer.
John Stewart Williamson (April 29, 1908 – November 10, 2006), who wrote as Jack Williamson, was an American science fiction writer, often called the "Dean of Science Fiction" after the death of Robert Heinlein in 1988.
James Benjamin Blish (–) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer.
James Branch Cabell (April 14, 1879 – May 5, 1958) was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles lettres.
James Francis CameronSpace Foundation.
James Edwin Gunn (born July 12, 1923) is an American science fiction writer, editor, scholar, and anthologist.
James Hamilton-Paterson (born 6 November 1941) is a poet and novelist.
James D. Neilson (October 1, 1909December 9, 1979) was an American television director, known for his work with Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.
James Tiberius "Jim" Kirk is a fictional character in the Star Trek franchise.
James Wong (born April 20, 1959) is a Hong Kong-born American television producer, writer, and film director.
Janus is an inner satellite of Saturn.
Janusz Andrzej Zajdel (15 August 1938 – 19 July 1985) was a Polish science fiction author, second in popularity in Poland to Stanisław Lem.
Jay Williams (May 31, 1914 – July 12, 1978) was an American author of science fiction (often for children), fantasy, historical fiction, non-fiction, and radical theatre.
Jeanne Kalogridis (pronounced Jean Kal-o-GREED-us), also known by the pseudonym J.M. Dillard (born 1954), is a writer of historical, science and horror fiction.
Jerry Eugene Pournelle (August 7, 1933 – September 8, 2017) was an American science fiction writer, essayist, and journalist who contributed for many years to the computer magazine Byte in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s.
Gerald Allan "Jerry" Sohl Sr. (December 2, 1913 – November 4, 2002) was an American television scriptwriter and science fiction author who wrote for The Twilight Zone (as a ghostwriter for Charles Beaumont), Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Outer Limits, Star Trek: The Original Series (once using the pseudonym "Nathan Butler"), and other shows.
Joe William Haldeman (born June 9, 1943) is an American science fiction author.
Joseph Ybarra (born ~1954) is a producer and designer of video games.
Johannes Kepler (December 27, 1571 – November 15, 1630) was a German mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer.
John Barnes (born 1957 in Angola, Indiana) is an American science fiction author.
John Kilian Houston Brunner (24 September 1934 – 25 August 1995) was a British author of science fiction novels and stories.
John Buscema (born Giovanni Natale Buscema; December 11, 1927 – January 10, 2002), for Buscema, John N., Social Security Number 108-20-9641.
John C. Higgins (April 28, 1908 – July 2, 1995) was an American screenwriter.
John Maddox Roberts (born June 25, 1947 in Ohio) is an American author of science fiction and fantasy novels, including historical fiction, such as the ''SPQR'' series and Hannibal's Children.
John Michael Greer (born 1962) is a neo-pagan American author who writes on the environment, various religions, and occult topics.
John Musker (born November 8, 1953) is an American animation director.
John Ringo (born March 22, 1963) is an American science fiction and military fiction author.
John Michael Scalzi II (born May 10, 1969) is an American science fiction author and former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
John J. Sheridan is a lead character in the fictional universe of the science-fiction television series Babylon 5, played by Bruce Boxleitner.
John Shirley (born 10 February 1953) is an American writer, primarily of fantasy and science fiction and songwriting.
John Herbert Varley (born August 9, 1947) is an American science fiction writer.
Jon Bing (30 April 1944 – 14 January 2014) was a Norwegian writer and law professor at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (NRCCL), and the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo.
Jon Povill (born August 29, 1946) is an American scriptwriter and television producer.
Jon Spaihts is an American screenwriter and author.
Jonathan Blum (born May 1972) is an American writer most known for his work for various ''Doctor Who'' spin-offs, usually with his wife Kate Orman although he has also been published on his own.
Joseph Pevney (September 15, 1911 – May 18, 2008) was an American film and television director.
Joseph Michael Staten is an American writer.
Journey Into Space is a BBC Radio science fiction programme written by BBC producer Charles Chilton.
Judith Josephine Grossman (January 21, 1923 – September 12, 1997), who took the pen-name Judith Merril about 1945, was an American and then Canadian science fiction writer, editor and political activist, and one of the first women to be widely influential in those roles.
Juggler of Worlds (2008) is a science fiction novel by American writers Larry Niven and Edward M. Lerner, a sequel to their Fleet of Worlds.
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a history play and tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599.
In science fiction, a jump gate (or 'jumpgate') or alternatively, a stargate, is a fictional device able to create an Einstein–Rosen bridge portal, allowing fast travel between two points in space.
Justine, published in 1957, is the first volume in Lawrence Durrell's literary tetralogy, The Alexandria Quartet.
A K-type main-sequence star (K V), also referred to as an orange dwarf or K dwarf, is a main-sequence (hydrogen-burning) star of spectral type K and luminosity class V. These stars are intermediate in size between red M-type main-sequence stars ("red dwarfs") and yellow G-type main-sequence stars.
Kappa Coronae Borealis, Latinized from κ Coronae Borealis, is a star approximately 102 light years away in the constellation of Corona Borealis.
Kappa Velorum (κ Velorum, abbreviated Kap Vel, κ Vel) is a binary star system in the southern constellation of Vela.
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Kate Orman (born 1968 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) is an Australian author, best known for her books connected to the British science-fiction television series Doctor Who.
is a Japanese manga artist and game creator, best known for creating Yu-Gi-Oh!.
is a Japanese screenwriter.
Keith Robert Andreassi DeCandido (born April 18, 1969 in New York City) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer and musician, who works on comic books, novels, role-playing games and video games, including numerous media tie-in books for properties such as Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Andromeda, Farscape, Leverage, Spider-Man, X-Men, Sleepy Hollow, and Stargate SG-1.
Kenneth Macrae MacLeod (born 2 August 1954) is a Scottish science fiction writer.
Henry Kenneth Bulmer (14 January 1921 – 16 December 2005) was a British author, primarily of science fiction.
Kerberos Productions Inc. is a third-party video game developer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Khan Noonien Singh, commonly shortened to Khan, is a fictional character in the Star Trek science fiction franchise.
Kingdom Come is a four-issue comic book mini-series published in 1996 by DC Comics under their Elseworlds imprint.
"Kir'Shara" is the ninth episode of the fourth season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Enterprise.
Kirth Gersen is the protagonist of the five Demon Princes novels by Jack Vance, set approximately 1500 years in the future.
The Klingons (Klingon: tlhIngan) are a fictional extraterrestrial humanoid warrior species in the science fiction franchise Star Trek.
In the Star Trek franchise, the Klingon Empire makes use of several classes of starships.
Known Space is the fictional setting of about a dozen science fiction novels and several collections of short stories written by Larry Niven.
The Kobayashi Maru is a training exercise in the fictional Star Trek universe designed to test the character of Starfleet Academy cadets in a no-win scenario.
, commonly referred to as Konami, is a Japanese entertainment and gaming conglomerate.
Kruger 60 (DO Cephei) is a binary star system located 13.15 light-years from the Sun.
Krypton is a fictional planet appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
The Kzinti (singular Kzin) are a fictional, very warlike and bloodthirsty race of cat-like aliens in Larry Niven's Known Space series.
Lyon Sprague de Camp (27 November 1907 – 6 November 2000), better known as L. Sprague de Camp, was an American writer of science fiction, fantasy and non-fiction.
Lacaille 9352 (Lac 9352) is a star in the southern constellation of Piscis Austrinus.
Lalande 21185 is a star in the constellation of Ursa Major, relevant for being the brightest red dwarf observable in the northern hemisphere (only AX Microscopii and Lacaille 9352, in the southern hemisphere, are brighter).
Lambda Scorpii (λ Scorpii, abbreviated Lambda Sco, λ Sco), also named Shaula, is (despite being designated 'Lambda') the second-brightest star system in the constellation of Scorpius, and one of the brightest stars in the nighttime sky.
Lambda Serpentis (λ Ser, λ Serpentis) is a star in the constellation Serpens, in its head (Serpens Caput).
Laurence van Cott Niven (born April 30, 1938) is an American science fiction writer.
Larry Townsend (27 October 1930 – 29 July 2008) was the pseudonymous author (né 'Bud' Bernhard) of dozens of books including Run Little Leather Boy (1970) and The Leatherman's Handbook (1972) at pioneer erotic presses such as Greenleaf Classics and the Other Traveler imprint of Olympia Press.
Lars von Trier (born Lars Trier; 30 April 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter with a prolific and controversial career spanning almost four decades.
Lawrence George Durrell (27 February 1912 – 7 November 1990) was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer.
Lee Erwin (September 12, 1906 in Ada, Oklahoma - June 4, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) was a television writer from the 1950s to the 1970s.
Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu (also known as Ninjago), 2011 is a Danish-American animated television series produced by Wil Film ApS and The Lego Group and distributed by The Lego Group for Cartoon Network.
Leonard Simon Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer and songwriter.
LHS 2520, also known as Gliese 3707, is a red dwarf star in the constellation Corvus.
Life On Another Planet, also known as Signal from Space, is a science fiction graphic novel by Will Eisner dealing with the social and political consequences of a first contact with an extraterrestrial civilization.
Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series, produced in 1978 by Glen A. Larson and starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict.
This is a list of the brightest naked eye stars to +2.50 magnitude, as determined by their maximum, total, or combined apparent visual magnitudes as seen from Earth.
Below is a list of fictional planets named in the novels of the ''Dune'' universe created by Frank Herbert.
This is a list of nations, star systems and planets in the Honorverse, a series of military science fiction novels written by David Weber.
The following two lists include all the known stars and brown dwarfs that are within of the Sun, or were/will be within in the astronomically near past or future.
This is a list of fictional alien species that appeared in various games of the Star Control franchise.
This is a list of fictional sentient species from the fictional universe of the Star Trek media franchise.
Several films and episodes of the science fiction franchise Star Trek are set in distinct regions of space.
This is the list of notable stars in the constellation Ophiuchus, sorted by decreasing brightness.
The following are lists of stars.
Luhman 16 (WISE 1049−5319, WISE J104915.57−531906.1) is a binary brown-dwarf system in the southern constellation Vela at a distance of approximately from the Sun.
Luiz Eduardo de Oliveira (born December 13, 1944), more famous under his pen name Léo is a Brazilian comics creator.
In celestial navigation, lunar distance is the angular distance between the Moon and another celestial body.
Luyten 726-8, also known as Gliese 65, is a binary star system that is one of Earth's nearest neighbors, at about 8.7 light years from Earth in the constellation Cetus.
Luyten's Star (GJ 273) is a red dwarf in the constellation Canis Minor located at a distance of approximately from the Sun.
Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman Barker (born Phillip Barker, November 3, 1929 – March 16, 2012), was a professor of Urdu and South Asian Studies who created one of the first roleplaying games, Empire of the Petal Throne, and wrote several fantasy/science fantasy novels based in his associated world setting of Tékumel.
is a four-episode anime OVA and theatrical movie in the Macross series.
MacSoft was an American video game developer and publisher founded in 1993 by Peter Tamte as subsidiary of WizardWorks, specializing in the production of video game ports from Microsoft Windows to Macintosh operating systems, as well as productivity software.
Duncan Madsen Pirie (born 24 August 1940) is a British researcher, author, and educator.
Maia, designated 20 Tauri (abbreviated 20 Tau), is a star in the constellation of Taurus.
Manuel "Manny" Hector Coto is a Cuban American writer, director and producer of films and television programs.
Marathon is a first-person shooter video game developed and published by Bungie, and released in December 1994 for the Apple Macintosh.
Marc Daniels (January 27, 1912 – April 23, 1989), born Danny Marcus, was an American television director.
Marie Corelli (1 May 185521 April 1924) was an English novelist and mystic.
A marine chronometer is a timepiece that is precise and accurate enough to be used as a portable time standard; it can therefore be used to determine longitude by means of celestial navigation.
Nikolai von Michalewsky (a.k.a. Mark Brandis) (January 17, 1931 – December 27, 2000) was a German writer and journalist best known for a series of science fiction novels published between 1970 and 1987.
Marooned in Realtime is a 1986 murder mystery and time-travel science fiction novel by American writer Vernor Vinge, about a small, time-displaced group of people who may be the only survivors of a technological singularity or alien invasion.
Rocheworld --> Marooned on Eden (1993), is a science fiction novel by Robert L. Forward, collaborating with his wife, Martha Dodson Forward.
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System after Mercury.
Fictional representations of Mars have been popular for over a century.
Marvel Comics is the common name and primary imprint of Marvel Worldwide Inc., formerly Marvel Publishing, Inc. and Marvel Comics Group, a publisher of American comic books and related media.
The Marvel Universe is the shared universe where the stories in most American comic book titles and other media published by Marvel Entertainment take place.
Mary Poppins is a series of eight children's books written by P. L. Travers and published over the period 1934 to 1988.
A mass driver or electromagnetic catapult is a proposed method of non-rocket spacelaunch which would use a linear motor to accelerate and catapult payloads up to high speeds.
Mass Effect is a science fiction action role-playing third-person shooter video game series developed by the Canadian company BioWare and released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Microsoft Windows, with the third installment also released on the Wii U. The fourth game was released on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in March 2017.
Mass Effect 2 is an action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts.
Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) are a combination of role-playing video games and massively multiplayer online games in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual world.
Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares (MOO2) is a 4X turn-based strategy game set in space, designed by Steve Barcia and Ken Burd, and developed by Simtex, who developed its predecessor Master of Orion.
Matthew Abraham Groening (born February 15, 1954) is an American cartoonist, writer, producer, animator, and voice actor.
Max Simon Ehrlich (October 10, 1909 – February 11, 1983) was an American writer.
"Ménage à Troi" is the 24th episode of the third season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the 72nd episode of the series overall.
The term may refer to both scientific ideas and science fiction genres that center on giant robots or machines controlled by people.
Mekton is a role-playing game which centers on the conventions of mecha anime and science fiction (although it can easily enough be adapted to other genres like police drama or high fantasy).
Melancholia is a 2011 science fiction art film written and directed by Lars von Trier and starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Cameron Spurr, and Kiefer Sutherland.
Melange, often referred to as simply "the spice", is the name of the fictional drug central to the ''Dune'' series of science fiction novels by Frank Herbert, and derivative works.
Melinda M. Snodgrass is a science fiction writer for both print and television.
Mesklin is a fictional supergiant planet created by Hal Clement and used in a number of his hard science fiction stories.
"Message from space" is a type of "first contact" theme in science fiction.
The Metamorphoses (Metamorphōseōn librī: "Books of Transformations") is a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid, considered his magnum opus.
Michael Lawson Bishop (born November 12, 1945) is an American writer.
Michael Kandel (born December 24, 1941 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American translator and author of science fiction.
Michael Allen McCollum (born 1946 in Phoenix, Arizona) is an American science fiction author and aerospace engineer.
Michael John Moorcock (born 18 December 1939) is an English writer and musician, primarily of science fiction and fantasy, who has also published literary novels.
Michael Paul Kube-McDowell (born August 29, 1954), also known as Michael McDowell or Michael P. McDowell, is an American science fiction and non-fiction author.
Michael Piller (May 30, 1948 – November 1, 2005) was an American television scriptwriter and producer, who was best known for his contributions to the Star Trek franchise.
Michael Wilson (July 1, 1914 – April 9, 1978) was an American screenwriter who was blacklisted by the Hollywood film studios during the era of McCarthyism for being a communist.
Michael Z. Williamson is a science fiction and military fiction author.
Michel G.E. Mayor (born 12 January 1942, Lausanne) is a Swiss astrophysicist and professor emeritus at the University of Geneva's Department of Astronomy.
Microïds is a French software brand belonging to Anuman that publishes and develops video games.
Micromégas is a 1752 novella by the French philosopher and satirist Voltaire.
MicroProse Software Inc. was an American video game publisher and developer founded by "Wild" Bill Stealey and Sid Meier in 1982.
Microsoft Studios is the video game production wing for Microsoft, responsible for the development and publishing of games for the Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Games for Windows, Steam, Windows Store and Windows Phone platforms.
Miguelanxo Prado is a Galician comic book creator.
Michael Alyn Pondsmith (born April 14, 1954), typically credited as Mike Pondsmith, is an American roleplaying, board, and video game designer.
Michael Diamond Resnick (born March 5, 1942) is an American science fiction writer under the name Mike Resnick.
Mike Sussman (born June 22, 1967) is an American television writer and producer.
The Minbari are a fictional alien race featured in the television show Babylon 5.
Mintaka, also designated Delta Orionis (δ Orionis, abbreviated Delta Ori, δ Ori) and 34 Orionis (34 Ori) is a multiple star some 1,200 light years from the Sun in the constellation of Orion.
Mira, alternatively designated Omicron Ceti (ο Ceti, abbreviated Omicron Cet, ο Cet) is a red giant star estimated to be 200–400 light years from the Sun in the constellation of Cetus.
Miracle Monday is a novel written by Elliot S. Maggin, starring the DC Comics superhero Superman.
"Miri" is the eighth episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series, Star Trek, that was first broadcast October 27, 1966, and repeated June 29, 1967.
Mission of Gravity is a science fiction novel by American writer Hal Clement.
Mizar and Alcor are two stars forming a naked eye double in the handle of the Big Dipper (or Plough) asterism in the constellation of Ursa Major.
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville.
is a Japanese video game development company.
The Moon has been the subject of many works of art and literature and the inspiration for countless others.
Moon Pilot is a 1962 American Technicolor science fiction satirical comedy film from Walt Disney Productions, released through Buena Vista Distribution, directed by James Neilson, and starring Tom Tryon, Brian Keith, Edmund O'Brien, Dany Saval, and Tommy Kirk.
Moscow-Cassiopeia (Moskva-Kassiopeya) is a Soviet 1974 science fiction comedy film directed by Richard Viktorov based on a script by Isai Kuznetsov and Avenir Zak.
Mu Boötis, Latinized from μ Boötis, consists of a pair of double stars in the northern constellation of Boötes.
Mu Capricorni (μ Cap, μ Capricorni) is a solitary star in the southern constellation of Capricornus.
Mu Cassiopeiae (μ Cas, μ Cassiopeiae) is a binary star system in the constellation Cassiopeia.
Mu Herculis (μ Herculis) is a nearby star system about 27.1 light years from Earth in the constellation Hercules.
Murasaki is a 1992 "shared universe" hard science fiction novel in six parts to which Poul Anderson, Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, David Brin, Nancy Kress and Frederik Pohl each contributed one chapter; it was edited by Robert Silverberg.
Murray Leinster (June 16, 1896 – June 8, 1975) was a nom de plume of William Fitzgerald Jenkins, an American writer of science fiction and alternate history literature.
is a Japanese corporation that operates game centers and theme parks, but is best known for its previous identity as a video game developer and publisher.
National Geographic (formerly National Geographic Channel and also commercially abbreviated and trademarked as Nat Geo or Nat Geo TV) is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by National Geographic Partners, majority-owned by 21st Century Fox with the remainder owned by the National Geographic Society.
Neil Richard MacKinnon GaimanBorn as Neil Richard Gaiman, with "MacKinnon" added on the occasion of his marriage to Amanda Palmer.
A neutron star is the collapsed core of a large star which before collapse had a total of between 10 and 29 solar masses.
Neutron Star is a collection of science fiction short stories by American writer Larry Niven, published in April 1968.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
Nicholas Meyer (born December 24, 1945) is an American writer and director, known for his best-selling novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, and for directing the films Time After Time, two of the Star Trek feature film series, and the 1983 television movie The Day After.
Nintendo Co., Ltd. is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto.
Non-Stop is a 1958 science fiction novel by Brian Aldiss.
The Northern Celestial Hemisphere, or the Northern Sky, is the northern half of the celestial sphere; that is, it lies north of the celestial equator.
A novel is a relatively long work of narrative fiction, normally in prose, which is typically published as a book.
Nth metal is a fictional metal appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Nu Ophiuchi (ν Oph, ν Ophiuchi) is a star in the equatorial constellation of Ophiuchus.
Nuclear pulse propulsion or external pulsed plasma propulsion, is a hypothetical method of spacecraft propulsion that uses nuclear explosions for thrust.
The O'Neill cylinder (also called an O'Neill colony) is a space settlement design proposed by American physicist Gerard K. O'Neill in his 1976 book The High Frontier: Human Colonies in Space.
Occitan literature (referred to in older texts as Provençal literature) is a body of texts written in Occitan, mostly in the south of France.
Oedipus Rex, also known by its Greek title, Oedipus Tyrannus (Οἰδίπους Τύραννος IPA), or Oedipus the King, is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed around 429 BC.
Old Earth Books is a specialty publisher which specializes in out-of-print and niche books, primarily in the science fiction genre.
Old Man's War is a military science fiction novel by American writer John Scalzi, published in 2005.
Oliver Crawford (August 12, 1917 – September 24, 2008) was an American screenwriter and author who overcame the Hollywood blacklist during the McCarthy Era of the 1950s to become one of the entertainment industry's most successful television writers.
Omega Centauri (ω Cen or NGC 5139) is a globular cluster in the constellation of Centaurus that was first identified as a non-stellar object by Edmond Halley in 1677.
Omicron Persei (ο Persei, abbreviated Omicron Per, ο Per) is a triple star system in the constellation of Perseus.
On My Way to Paradise is a novel by Dave Wolverton and was published in 1989 by Bantam Books.
Orbit Unlimited is a science fiction novel by American writer Poul Anderson, first published in 1961.
The Orion Arm is a minor spiral arm of the Milky Way some across and approximately in length, containing the Solar System, including the Earth.
Orion's Arm (also called the Orion's Arm Universe Project, OAUP, or simply OA) is a multi-authored online science fiction world-building project, first established in 2000 by M. Alan Kazlev, Donna Malcolm Hirsekorn, Bernd Helfert and Anders Sandberg and further co-authored by many people since.
Orion's Belt or the Belt of Orion, also known as the Three Kings or Three Sisters, is an asterism in the constellation Orion.
Orphans of the Sky is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, consisting of two parts: "Universe" (Astounding Science Fiction, May 1941) and its sequel, "Common Sense" (Astounding Science Fiction, October 1941).
Outpost is a video game developed and published by Sierra On-Line in 1994.
An overworld is, in a broad sense, an area within a video game that interconnects all its levels or locations.
Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC – 17/18 AD), known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus.
p Eridani (6 Eri, DUN 5) is a binary star system in the constellation of Eridanus (the River) whose distance is approximately 26 light-years.
Pamela Lyndon Travers, OBE (born Helen Lyndon Goff; 9 August 1899 – 23 April 1996) was an Australian-born British writer who spent most of her career in England.
Pandemic Studios was an independent developer founded in 1998.
Paradox Interactive is a Swedish video game publisher based in Stockholm.
Parallax Software was a video game developer best known for creating the Descent series of computer games.
Passengers is a 2016 American science fiction romance film directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Jon Spaihts.
Patrick O'Brian, CBE (12 December 1914 – 2 January 2000), born Richard Patrick Russ, was an English novelist and translator, best known for his Aubrey–Maturin series of sea novels set in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, and centred on the friendship of the English naval captain Jack Aubrey and the Irish–Catalan physician Stephen Maturin.
Patrick Read Johnson (born May 7, 1962) is an American filmmaker, special effects artist and screenwriter.
Paul Levinson (born March 25, 1947) is an American writer and professor of communications and media studies at Fordham University in New York City.
Paul William Scott Anderson (born 4 March 1965) is an English film director, producer, and screenwriter who regularly works in science fiction films and video game adaptations.
PC games, also known as computer games or personal computer games, are video games played on a personal computer rather than a dedicated video game console or arcade machine.
Pern is a fictional planet created by Anne McCaffrey beginning in the 1960s, the setting for the Dragonriders of Pern series of science fiction books.
Peter F. Hamilton (born 2 March 1960) is a British author.
Peter Morwood (born 20 October 1956) is primarily a fantasy novelist and screenwriter, though he has also written works of science fiction.
is a series of console role-playing video games and other supplementary media created by Sega.
Phi Ophiuchi (φ Oph) is a class G8+IIIa (yellow giant) star in the constellation Ophiuchus.
The Bayer designation Phi Orionis (φ Ori, φ Orionis) is shared by two star systems in the constellation Orion.
Phil Ford (born 1960) is a British television writer.
Philip Eisner is an American screenwriter best known for writing the screenplay for the 1997 science fiction/horror film Event Horizon, which was produced by Paramount and helmed by director Paul W.S. Anderson.
Philip José Farmer (January 26, 1918 – February 25, 2009) was an American author known for his science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories.
Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American writer known for his work in science fiction.
Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob (born 6 August 1934 in Oxford, England) is an English American author in the science fiction and fantasy genres, publishing under the name Piers Anthony.
The Pistol Star is a blue hypergiant star, one of the most luminous known in the Milky Way.
Planet of Exile is a 1966 science fiction novel by American writer Ursula K. Le Guin, part of her Hainish Cycle.
Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.
Planetary habitability is the measure of a planet's or a natural satellite's potential to have habitable environments hospitable to life, or its ability to generate life endogenously.
Planetary romance is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy in which the bulk of the action consists of adventures on one or more exotic alien planets, characterized by distinctive physical and cultural backgrounds.
A planetary system is a set of gravitationally bound non-stellar objects in or out of orbit around a star or star system.
Planets in science fiction are fictional planets that appear in various media of the science fiction genre as story-settings or depicted locations.
A player character (also known as PC and playable character) is a fictional character in a role-playing game or video game whose actions are directly controlled by a player of the game rather than the rules of the game.
Player(s) versus player(s), better known as PvP, is a type of multiplayer interactive conflict within a game between two or more live participants.
The Pleiades (also known as the Seven Sisters and Messier 45), are an open star cluster containing middle-aged, hot B-type stars located in the constellation of Taurus.
Polaris, designated Alpha Ursae Minoris (Ursae Minoris, abbreviated Alpha UMi, UMi), commonly the North Star or Pole Star, is the brightest star in the constellation of Ursa Minor.
"Polaris" is a fantasy short story by American author H. P. Lovecraft, written in 1918 and first published in the December 1920 issue of the amateur journal The Philosopher.
Pollux, also designated Beta Geminorum (β Geminorum, abbreviated Beta Gem, β Gem), is an orange-hued evolved giant star approximately 34 light-years from the Sun in the northern constellation of Gemini.
Portal is a mix between a computerized novel and an interactive game.
Poul William Anderson (November 25, 1926 – July 31, 2001) was an American science fiction author who began his career in the 1940s and continued to write into the 21st century.
Primortals (or typecased PriMortals) was a comic book series published by Tekno-Comix (later Big Entertainment) from 1995 to 1997.
Procyon, also designated Alpha Canis Minoris (α Canis Minoris, abbreviated Alpha CMi, α CMi), is the brightest star in the constellation of Canis Minor.
"Profit and Lace" is the 147th episode of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the 23rd episode of the sixth season.
Project Daedalus was a study conducted between 1973 and 1978 by the British Interplanetary Society to design a plausible unmanned interstellar spacecraft.
Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, and Charlize Theron.
"Prophet Motive" is the 62nd episode of the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and is the sixteenth episode of the third season.
Protector is a 1973 science fiction novel by American writer Larry Niven, set in his Known Space universe.
A protoplanetary disk is a rotating circumstellar disk of dense gas and dust surrounding a young newly formed star, a T Tauri star, or Herbig Ae/Be star.
Proxima Centauri, or Alpha Centauri C, is a red dwarf, a small low-mass star, about from the Sun in the constellation of Centaurus.
"Proxima Centauri" is a science fiction short story by American writer Murray Leinster, originally published in the March 1935 issue of Astounding Stories.
Proxima Centauri b (also called Proxima b or Alpha Centauri Cb) is an exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, which is the closest star to the Sun and part of a triple star system.
Psychosis is an abnormal condition of the mind that results in difficulties telling what is real and what is not.
Pushing Ice is a 2005 science fiction novel by Welsh author Alastair Reynolds.
Pytheas of Massalia (Ancient Greek: Πυθέας ὁ Μασσαλιώτης Pythéas ho Massaliōtēs; Latin: Pytheas Massiliensis; fl. 4th century BC), was a Greek geographer and explorer from the Greek colony of Massalia (modern-day Marseille).
"Qpid" is the 94th episode of the syndicated American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, the 20th episode of the fourth season.
Rann is a fictional planet in the Polaris star system (formerly in the Alpha Centauri System) of the whose capital city is Ranagar.
Rao is a fictional star in the DC Comics Universe.
Raymond Abrashkin (March 9, 1911 – August 25, 1960) was an American writer and filmmaker.
Rear admiral is a naval commissioned officer rank above that of a commodore (U.S equivalent of Commander) and captain, and below that of a vice admiral.
Red Deer Press is a Canadian book publishing company located in Markham, Ontario.
Redmond Aksel Simonsen (June 18, 1942 – March 9, 2005) was an American graphic artist and game designer best known for his work at the board wargame company Simulations Publications, Inc. (SPI) in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Regenesis (2009) is a science fiction novel by American writer, set in her Alliance-Union universe.
Regulus, also designated Alpha Leonis (α Leonis, abbreviated Alpha Leo, α Leo), is the brightest star in the constellation of Leo and one of the brightest stars in the night sky, lying approximately 79 light years from the Sun.
René Echevarria is a Cuban American screenwriter and producer.
A replicant is a fictional bioengineered or biorobotic android in the 1982 film Blade Runner, in its 2017 sequel Blade Runner 2049, and in the 1997 video game based on the film.
Return from the Stars (Powrót z gwiazd) is a science fiction novel by Polish author Stanisław Lem.
The Revelation Space universe is a fictional universe which was created by Alastair Reynolds and used as the setting for a number of his novels and stories.
Rhialto the Marvellous is a collection of one essay and three fantasy stories by American writer Jack Vance, first published in 1984 by Brandywyne Books, a special edition three months before the regular (below).
Richmond Alexander Lattimore (May 6, 1906 – February 26, 1984) was an American poet and classicist known for his translations of the Greek classics, especially his versions of the Iliad and Odyssey, which are generally considered as among the best English translations available.
Richard Keith "Rick" Berman (born December 25, 1945) is an American television producer.
Sir Ridley Scott (born 30 November 1937) is an English film director and producer.
Rigel, also designated Beta Orionis (β Orionis, abbreviated Beta Ori, β Ori), is generally the seventh-brightest star in the night sky and the brightest star in the constellation of Orion—though periodically it is outshone within the constellation by the variable Betelgeuse.
Rihannsu is a series of five Star Trek novels by author Diane Duane, including one (The Romulan Way) written with Peter Morwood.
Rimrunners is a science fiction novel by American writer C. J. Cherryh, set in her Alliance-Union universe, in which humanity has split into three major power blocs: Union, the Merchanter's Alliance and Earth.
Rise: The Vieneo Province (abbreviated to Rise) is "free-to-play" Internet-based virtual world.
Robert Anson Heinlein (See also the biography at the end of For Us, the Living, 2004 edition, p. 261. July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science-fiction writer.
Robert Buckner (May 28, 1906 – August, 1989) was an American film screenwriter, producer and short story writer.
Robert James Sawyer (born April 29, 1960) is a Canadian science fiction writer.
Robert Lull Forward (August 15, 1932 – September 21, 2002) was an American physicist and science fiction writer.
Robert Silverberg (born January 15, 1935) is an American author and editor, best known for writing science fiction.
Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published on 25 April 1719.
Robinson Crusoe on Mars is a 1964 independently made American Technicolor science fiction film in Techniscope, produced by Aubrey Schenck, directed by Byron Haskin, that stars Paul Mantee, Victor Lundin, and Adam West.
Rocheworld (first published in serial form in 1982; first book publication, under the title The Flight of the Dragonfly, 1984)Internet science fiction database entry, is a science fiction novel by Robert Forward which depicts a realistic interstellar mission using a laser driven light sail propulsion system to send the spaceship and crew on a journey of 20 5.9 light-years (ca. 34 trillion miles; ca. 56 trillion km) to the double planet that orbits Barnard's Star, which they call Rocheworld, where they make startling discoveries stranger than anything ever encountered before.
Rockstar Vancouver Inc. (formerly Barking Dog Studios Ltd.) was a Canadian video game developer based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Rodman Edward "Rod" Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science-fiction anthology TV series, The Twilight Zone.
A rogue planet (also termed an interstellar planet, nomad planet, free-floating planet, orphan planet, wandering planet, starless planet, or sunless planet) is a planetary-mass object that orbits a galactic center directly.
Rogue Queen is a science fiction novel by American writer L. Sprague de Camp, the third book in his Viagens Interplanetarias series.
Rollback is a 2007 science fiction novel by Canadian author Robert J. Sawyer that was serialized in four parts in Analog Science Fiction and Fact from October 2006 to January 2007.
The Romulans are an extraterrestrial humanoid species in the science fiction franchise Star Trek.
Ron Clements (born April 25, 1953) is an American animation director, screenwriter and producer.
Ronald Shusett (born June 1935) is an American motion picture screenwriter and producer, usually in the science fiction genre.
Ross 128 is a red dwarf in the equatorial zodiac constellation of Virgo, near β Virginis.
Ross 154 (V1216 Sgr) is a star in the southern zodiac constellation of Sagittarius.
Ross 248, also called HH Andromedae or Gliese 905, is a small star located approximately from Earth in the northern constellation of Andromeda.
Russell William Lutz (born September 14, 1968) is an American science fiction author.
Stephen Russell Davies (born 27 April 1963), better known as Russell T Davies, is a Welsh screenwriter and television producer whose works include Queer as Folk, Bob & Rose, The Second Coming, Casanova, the 2005 revival of the classic British science fiction series Doctor Who, and the trilogy Cucumber, Tofu, and Banana.
Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa (Kannada: ಸಂತೇಶಿವರ ಲಿಂಗಣ್ಣಯ್ಯ ಭೈರಪ್ಪ) (born 20 August 1931) is a Kannada novelist whose works are popular in the state of Karnataka, India.
Sallie Louise Baliunas (born February 23, 1953) is a retired astrophysicist.
Samuel Harris "Sam" Rolfe (February 18, 1924 – July 10, 1993) was an American screenwriter best known for creating (with Herb Meadow) the high rated CBS television series Have Gun – Will Travel, as well as his work on the 1960s NBC television series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and The Eleventh Hour.
Samuel Anthony Peeples (September 22, 1917 – August 27, 1997) was an American writer.
A sandworm is a fictional creature that appears in the ''Dune'' novels written by Frank Herbert.
Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
Scorpius is one of the constellations of the zodiac.
Seed was a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Runestone Game Development.
Sega Games Co., Ltd., originally short for Service Games and officially styled as SEGA, is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with offices around the world.
The idea of self-replicating spacecraft has been applied – in theory – to several distinct "tasks".
Serpent's Reach is a 1980 science fiction novel by American writwr C. J. Cherryh.
The SETI Institute is a not-for-profit research organization whose mission is to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe, and to apply the knowledge gained to inspire and guide present and future generations.
Seven Days (also written as 7 Days) is a science fiction television series based on the premise of time travel.
Seven of Nine (born Annika Hansen) is a fictional character who appears in seasons four through seven of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Voyager.
is a Japanese anime creator and producer, screenwriter, visual artist, and mecha designer.
She'ol (Hebrew ʃeʾôl), in the Hebrew Bible, is a place of darkness to which all the dead go, both the righteous and the unrighteous, regardless of the moral choices made in life, a place of stillness and darkness cut off from life and from God.
Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta (often shortened to Shikasta) is a 1979 science fiction novel by Doris Lessing, and is the first book in her five-book Canopus in Argos series.
Shimon Wincelberg (September 26, 1924 – September 29, 2004) was an American television writer and Broadway playwright.
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 is a role-playing game in the Megami Tensei series developed by Atlus for the Nintendo DS.
is a Japanese anime filmmaker and director.
Showcase is a comic anthology series published by DC Comics.
Sierra Entertainment, Inc. (formerly On-Line Systems and later Sierra On-Line, Inc.) was an American video game developer and publisher based in Bellevue, Washington.
Sigma Draconis (σ Draconis, abbreviated Sig Dra, σ Dra), also named Alsafi, is a 4.7-magnitude star located at a distance of 18.8 light-years from the Sun in the constellation of Draco.
Sigma Sculptoris, Latinized from σ Sculptoris, is a solitary, white-hued star in the southern constellation of Sculptor.
Susan Alexandra Weaver (born October 8, 1949), known professionally as Sigourney Weaver, is an American actress.
Silicon Dreams is a trilogy of interactive fiction games developed by Level 9 Computing during the 1980s.
Silicon Embrace is a 1996 English language science fiction novel by John Shirley.
Simon Christopher Francis Furman is a British comic book writer best known for his work on the Transformers robot superhero franchise.
Simon Petrie is a New Zealand-born speculative fiction writer now based in Canberra, Australia.
Simtex was a video game developer established by Steve Barcia in 1988.
Simulations Publications, Inc. (SPI) was an American publisher of board wargames and related magazines, particularly its flagship Strategy & Tactics, in the 1970s and early 1980s.
Sirius (a romanization of Greek Σείριος, Seirios,."glowing" or "scorching") is a star system and the brightest star in the Earth's night sky.
The planetary systems of stars other than the Sun and the Solar System are a staple element in much science fiction.
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is a 2004 American science fiction action-adventure film written and directed by Kerry Conran in his directorial debut, and produced by Jon Avnet, Sadie Frost, Jude Law and Marsha Oglesby.
"Smile" is the second episode of the tenth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who.
The Society for Classical Studies (SCS), formerly known as the American Philological Association (APA), founded in 1869, is a non-profit North American scholarly organization devoted to all aspects of Greek and Roman civilization.
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The Solar System and its various bodies (planets, asteroids, moons, etc.) were the earliest objects to be treated as fictional locations in works of science fiction.
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South Park is an American adult animated sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone and developed by Brian Graden for the Comedy Central television network.
Space Opera is a novel by the American science fiction author Jack Vance, first published in 1965 (New York: Pyramid Books).
Space Raiders are an inexpensive British corn-based snack food.
"Space Seed" is an episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek.
The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft system operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as part of the Space Shuttle program.
Space: Above and Beyond is an American science fiction television show on the FOX Network, created and written by Glen Morgan and James Wong.
Spaced Invaders is a 1990 American science fiction comedy directed by Patrick Read Johnson and starring Douglas Barr, Royal Dano and Ariana Richards.
Spanish or Castilian, is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Latin America and Spain.
The speed of light in vacuum, commonly denoted, is a universal physical constant important in many areas of physics.
Spica, also designated Alpha Virginis (α Virginis, abbreviated Alpha Vir, α Vir), is the brightest star in the constellation of Virgo and the 16th brightest star in the night sky.
Spin is a science fiction novel by author Robert Charles Wilson.
"Spock's Brain" is the first episode of the third season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek, first broadcast on September 20, 1968.
Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber, December 28, 1922) is an American comic-book writer, editor, film executive producer, actor and publisher.
Standard conditions for temperature and pressure are standard sets of conditions for experimental measurements to be established to allow comparisons to be made between different sets of data.
Stanisław Herman Lem (12 or 13 September 1921 – 27 March 2006) was a Polish writer of science fiction, philosophy, and satire, and a trained physician.
A star is type of astronomical object consisting of a luminous spheroid of plasma held together by its own gravity.
Star Bridge is a science fiction novel by American authors Jack Williamson and James E. Gunn.
Star Control II: The Ur-Quan Masters is a science fiction video game, a sequel to Star Control.
Star King (also published as The Star King) is a science fiction novel by American writer Jack Vance, the first in his Demon Princes series.
Star Light is a science fiction novel by American writer Hal Clement.
Star Maidens is a British-German science-fiction television series made by Portman Productions for the ITV network.
Star Trek is an American media franchise based on the science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry.
Almost continuously since 1967, multiple companies have published Star Trek comic books with varying degrees of success.
The Star Trek canon is the set of all canonical material in the Star Trek universe.
The Star Trek expanded universe is an unofficial, fan-created term to describe an extrapolation of events which occur in the ''Star Trek'' Universe outside the scope of the television series and feature films.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is a 1982 American science fiction film directed by Nicholas Meyer and based on the 1960s television series Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry.
Star Trek Online is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Cryptic Studios based on the Star Trek franchise.
The planet classification used in the Star Trek science fiction media franchise uses letters to refer to classes of planets and planetoids.
The Star Trek Star Fleet Technical Manual (Ballantine Books 1975, reprinted 1986, 1996, 2006) is a fiction reference book by Joseph Schnaubelt Franz, about the workings of Starfleet, a military, exploratory, and diplomatic organization featured in the television series, ''Star Trek''.
Star Trek: Bridge Commander is a space combat simulation video game, published by Activision and Totally Games in 2002, based in the Star Trek universe.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (sometimes abbreviated to DS9) is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe in the Milky Way galaxy, in the years 2369–2375.
Star Trek: Enterprise (ENT) (titled simply Enterprise until the third episode of season three) is an American science fiction television series created by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga as a prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series.
Star Trek: First Contact is a 1996 American science fiction film directed by Jonathan Frakes in his directorial debut, and based on the franchise of the same name created by Gene Roddenberry.
Star Trek: Starfleet Command III is a Star Trek video game published in 2002.
Star Trek: The Animated Series (originally known simply as Star Trek but also known as The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek) is a 1973 animated science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe following the events of Star Trek: The Original Series of the 1960s.
Star Trek: The Lost Era is a series of novels that take place during the time period between the 23rd century events of the film Star Trek Generations and the first season of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, set in 2364.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a 1979 American science fiction film directed by Robert Wise and based on the television series of the same name created by Gene Roddenberry, who also served as its producer.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (abbreviated as TNG and ST:TNG) is an American science-fiction television series in the Star Trek franchise created by Gene Roddenberry that ran from 1987 to 1994.
Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship and its crew.
Star Trek: Voyager is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe that debuted in 1995 and ended its original run in 2001, with a classic "ship in space" formula like the preceding Star Trek: The Original Series (TOS) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG).
is a Japanese science fiction TV series inspired by the novel series bearing the same name, by American writer Edmond Hamilton.
StarCraft is a military science fiction media franchise, created by Chris Metzen and James Phinney and owned by Blizzard Entertainment.
Starflight is a space exploration role-playing adventure video game developed by Binary Systems and published by Electronic Arts in 1986.
StarForce: Alpha Centauri is a board game published in 1974 by Simulations Publications Inc..
Stargonauts is a science-fiction-comedy novel written by David S. Garnett and released in 1994.
Starman Jones is a 1953 science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein about a farm boy who wants to go to the stars.
Starset is an American rock band from Columbus, Ohio, United States, formed by Dustin Bates in 2013.
Enterprise or USS Enterprise (often referred to as the "Starship Enterprise") is the name of several fictional spacecraft, some of which are the main craft and setting for various television series and films in the Star Trek science fiction franchise.
Starship Troopers is a military science fiction novel by U.S. writer Robert A. Heinlein.
Starvin' Marvin in Space is episode 44 of the animated television series South Park.
Steely Dan is an American rock band founded by core members Walter Becker (guitars, bass, backing vocals) and Donald Fagen (keyboards, lead vocals) in 1972.
Some stellar constellations have been featured in fictional works.
A stellar wind is a flow of gas ejected from the upper atmosphere of a star.
, also known as Stellvia of the Universe, is an anime series set in space.
Stephen Baxter (born 13 November 1957) is an English hard science fiction author.
Stephen V. Cole is an American game designer and the CEO of Amarillo Design Bureau (also known as ADB or, incorrectly, Starfleet Games) which publishes Star Fleet Battles, Federation and Empire, Federation Commander, Prime Directive (a series of RPGs for D20, D20M, and GURPS), and other wargames set in the Star Fleet Universe.
Steve Barcia is a game programmer, game producer and entrepreneur, having founded the computer game developer Simtex Studios Inc. in 1988.
Steven Scott Vogt (born December 20, 1949) is an American astronomer of German descent whose main interest is the search for extrasolar planets.
Sufism, or Taṣawwuf (personal noun: ṣūfiyy / ṣūfī, mutaṣawwuf), variously defined as "Islamic mysticism",Martin Lings, What is Sufism? (Lahore: Suhail Academy, 2005; first imp. 1983, second imp. 1999), p.15 "the inward dimension of Islam" or "the phenomenon of mysticism within Islam",Massington, L., Radtke, B., Chittick, W. C., Jong, F. de, Lewisohn, L., Zarcone, Th., Ernst, C, Aubin, Françoise and J.O. Hunwick, “Taṣawwuf”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, edited by: P. Bearman, Th.
The Summer Triangle is an astronomical asterism involving an imaginary triangle drawn on the northern hemisphere's celestial sphere, with its defining vertices at Altair, Deneb, and Vega, the brightest stars in the three constellations of Aquila, Cygnus, and Lyra, respectively.
The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System.
is a series of fantasy platform games created by Nintendo featuring their mascot, Mario.
Super Mario Galaxy is a 2007 platform video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii.
A super-Earth is an extrasolar planet with a mass higher than Earth's, but substantially below the masses of the Solar System's ice giants, Uranus and Neptune, which have masses of 15 and 17 times Earth's, respectively.
Supergirl is the name of several fictional superheroes appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Superman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics.
Superman: Last Son of Krypton is a novel written by Elliot S. Maggin and based on the DC Comics character Superman.
Supreme Commander is a real-time strategy video game designed by Chris Taylor and developed by his company, Gas Powered Games.
Susan Sackett is an American author and screenwriter, best known for her involvement in the Star Trek franchise.
Sword of the Stars is a space 4X game developed by Kerberos Productions.
T Coronae Borealis (T CrB), is a recurring nova in the constellation Corona Borealis.
Task Force Games was a game company started in 1979 by Allen Eldridge and Stephen V. Cole.
Tau Ceti, Latinized from τ Ceti, is a single star in the constellation Cetus that is spectrally similar to the Sun, although it has only about 78% of the Sun's mass.
The planetary systems of stars other than the Sun and the Solar System are a staple element in much science fiction.
Tau Coronae Borealis, Latinized from τ Coronae Borealis, is a probable astrometric binary star system in the northern constellation of Corona Borealis.
Tau Cygni (τ Cyg) is a binary star system in the constellation Cygnus, approximately 69 light years away from Earth.
Tau Zero is a hard science fiction novel by Poul Anderson.
Tékumel is a fantasy world created by M. A. R. Barker over the course of several decades from around 1940.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (initially known as Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles in some European countries due to controversy at the time, and retroactively also known as TMNT 1987 or just TMNT '87) is an American animated television series produced by the studio Murakami-Wolf-Swenson and the French company IDDH.
Terminal Reality was a video game development and production company based in Lewisville, Texas.
Terminal Redux is the third album by the American technical thrash metal band Vektor, released on May 6, 2016.
Terminal Velocity is a simulation video game originally developed by Terminal Reality and published by 3D Realms for DOS and Windows 95 and MacSoft for Mac OS.
"Terra Nova" is the sixth episode (production #106) of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise, and was written by Brannon Braga and Rick Berman.
Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") of a planet, moon, or other body is the hypothetical process of deliberately modifying its atmosphere, temperature, surface topography or ecology to be similar to the environment of Earth to make it habitable by Earth-like life.
The Terran Trade Authority is a science-fiction setting originally presented in a collection of four large illustrated science fiction books published between 1978 and 1980.
A terrestrial planet, telluric planet, or rocky planet is a planet that is composed primarily of silicate rocks or metals.
Terence Joseph Nation (8 August 19309 March 1997) was a Welsh television writer and novelist.
Sir Terence David John Pratchett (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015) was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works.
Thanagar is a fictional planet in the.
"That Darn Katz!" is the eighth episode of the sixth season of the animated comedy show, Futurama.
The Alexandria Quartet is a tetralogy of novels by British writer Lawrence Durrell, published between 1957 and 1960.
The Alien Encounters is a 1979 science fiction film written and directed by James T. Flocker.
The Ambidextrous Universe is a popular science book by Martin Gardner, covering aspects of symmetry and asymmetry in human culture, science and the wider universe.
The Apocalypse Troll is a novel by American writer David Weber.
"The Apple" is episode No.
The Armies of Memory (2006) is a science fiction novel by American writer John Barnes, the fourth book of his Thousand Cultures series.
The Barber of Seville, or The Useless Precaution (Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L'inutile precauzione) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with an Italian libretto by Cesare Sterbini.
"The Best of Both Worlds" is the 26th episode of the third season and the first episode of the fourth season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The Black Corridor is a science fiction novel by Michael Moorcock.
The Book of Dreams is a science fiction book by American author Jack Vance, the fifth and last novel (1981) in the "Demon Princes" series.
"The Changeling" is a season two episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek, first broadcast on September 29, 1967, and repeated May 17, 1968.
"The Child" is the first episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, the 27th episode overall.
"The City on the Edge of Forever" is the 28th episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek and the penultimate episode of the first season.
"The Conscience of the King" is an episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek. It is episode number 13, production number 13, and aired on December 8, 1966.
The Council Wars is an in-progress book series by John Ringo, published by Baen.
The Curse of Peladon is the second serial of the ninth season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts on BBC1 from 29 January to 19 February 1972.
The Dark Side of the Sun is a science fiction novel by Terry Pratchett, first published in 1976.
"The Deadly Years" is a second season episode of the American science fiction television series, Star Trek, first broadcast December 8, 1967, and repeated on August 16, 1968.
The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is an English language reference work on science fiction, first published in 1979.
"The Ensigns of Command" is the second episode of the third season of the syndicated American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, the 50th episode overall, first broadcast on October 2, 1989.
"The Eye of the Beholder" is the fifteenth episode of the first season of the American animated science fiction television series Star Trek.
The Eyes of the Overworld is a fantasy fix-up novel by American writer Jack Vance, published by Ace in 1966, the second book in the Dying Earth series that Vance inaugurated in 1950.
The Face is a science fiction novel by American writer Jack Vance, the fourth novel (1979) in the "Demon Princes" series.
The Forever War (1974) is a military science fiction novel by American author Joe Haldeman, telling the contemplative story of soldiers fighting an interstellar war between Man and the Taurans.
"The Forsaken" is the 17th episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
"The Galileo Seven" is the sixteenth episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series, Star Trek, broadcast by NBC on January 5, 1967.
The Garden of Rama is a 1991 novel by Gentry Lee and Arthur C. Clarke.
The Great Fetish is a science fiction novel by American writer L. Sprague de Camp.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (sometimes referred to as HG2G, HHGTTG or H2G2) is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams.
The Killing Machine (1964) is a science fiction novel by American writer Jack Vance, the second in his "Demon Princes" series, in which Kirth Gersen, having brought arch-villain Malagate the Woe to justice, sets his sights on Kokor Hekkus, another of the Demon Princes.
The Last Castle is a science fiction novella by Jack Vance, and illustrated by Alicia Austin in 1980.
The Legion of Space is a science fiction novel by the American writer Jack Williamson.
The Listeners is a science fiction novel by American author James Gunn.
The Magellanic Cloud (Polish title: Obłok Magellana) is a 1955 science fiction novel by Polish writer Stanisław Lem.
The Man in the Maze is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert Silverberg, originally serialized in the magazine, Worlds of If April in May 1968, and published in bookstores the following year.
The Merchants of Souls is a 2001 science fiction novel by John Barnes and the third book in the Thousand Cultures series.
"The Nagus" is the 10th episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
The New 52 was the 2011 revamp and relaunch by DC Comics of its entire line of ongoing monthly superhero comic books.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
British author Peter F. Hamilton's The Night's Dawn Trilogy consists of three science fiction novels: The Reality Dysfunction (1996), The Neutronium Alchemist (1997), and The Naked God (1999).
The Ophiuchi Hotline is a 1977 science fiction novel by American writer John Varley.
The Outer Limits is an American television series that was broadcast on ABC from 1963 to 1965 at 7:30 PM Eastern Time on Mondays.
The Palace of Love (1967) is a science fiction novel by American writer Jack Vance, the third in his Demon Princes series.
The Race refers to the fictional alien invaders of Harry Turtledove's Worldwar tetralogy, Colonization trilogy and Homeward Bound.
The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith is a 1993 book containing the complete collected short fiction of American science fiction author Cordwainer Smith.
The Rowan (1990) is a science fiction novel by American writer Anne McCaffrey, the first book in "The Tower and the Hive" series (also known as "The Rowan" series).
The Royal Scam is the fifth album by Steely Dan, originally released by ABC Records in 1976.
The Sandman: Endless Nights is a graphic novel written by Neil Gaiman as a follow-up to his Sandman series.
The Ship Who Sang (1969) is a science fiction novel by American writer Anne McCaffrey, a fix-up of five stories published 1961 to 1969.
"The Slaver Weapon" is the fourteenth episode of the first season of the American animated science fiction television series Star Trek: The Animated Series.
"The Soft Weapon" is a science fiction short story by American writer Larry Niven, set in his Known Space universe.
The Sorrows of Satan is an 1895 Faustian novel by Marie Corelli.
The Space Trilogy or Cosmic Trilogy is a series of science fiction novels by C. S. Lewis, famous for his later series The Chronicles of Narnia.
The Stars My Destination is a science fiction novel by Alfred Bester.
The Tail of Beta Lyrae is a horizontally scrolling shooter for the Atari 8-bit family published in 1983 by Datamost.
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch is a 1965 science fiction novel by US writer Philip K. Dick.
The Time Tunnel is an American color science-fiction TV series, written around a theme of time travel adventure and starring James Darren and Robert Colbert.
The Transformers is a comic book series by IDW Publishing, based upon Hasbro's Transformers characters and toy line.
The Transformers is a half-hour American animated robot superhero television series which originally aired from September 17, 1984 to November 11, 1987.
The Trigon Disunity is a series of three books written by science fiction author Michael P. Kube-McDowell.
"The Ultimate Computer" is a season two episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek, first broadcast on March 8, 1968, and repeated June 28, 1968.
"The Variable Man" is a science fiction novella by American writer Philip K. Dick, which he wrote and sold before he had an agent.
The Variable Man is a collection of science fiction stories by American writer Philip K. Dick.
"The Vengeance Factor" is the ninth episode of the third season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, and the 57th episode of the series overall.
"The Waters of Mars" is the third episode of the 2008–2010 specials of British science fiction television series Doctor Who, broadcast on BBC One on 15 November 2009.
The Wounded Sky is a 1983 Star Trek novel (Pocket Books #13) by Diane Duane, featuring James T. Kirk as captain of the USS Enterprise.
Theodore Sturgeon (born Edward Hamilton Waldo; February 26, 1918 – May 8, 1985) was an American writer, primarily of fantasy, science fiction and horror.
Theta Capricorni, Latinized from θ Capricorni, is a white-hued star in the southern constellation of Capricornus, located about a half degree south of the ecliptic.
Theta Centauri (θ Centauri, abbreviated Theta Cen, θ Cen), also named Menkent, is a star in the southern constellation of Centaurus, the centaur.
Theta Eridani (θ Eridani, abbreviated Theta Eri, θ Eri) is a binary system in the constellation of Eridanus.
Theta Hydrae, Latinized from θ Hydrae, is a binary star system in the constellation Hydra.
Theta Pegasi (θ Pegasi, abbreviated Theta Peg, θ Peg), also named Biham, is a star in the constellation of Pegasus.
Theta Ursae Majoris (Theta UMa, θ Ursae Majoris, θ UMa) is a suspected spectroscopic binary star system in the northern circumpolar constellation of Ursa Major.
"This Side of Paradise" is the twenty-fourth episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek.
THQ Inc. was an American video game developer and publisher.
Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) is a novel by Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson), the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865).
Thuban, also designated Alpha Draconis (α Draconis, abbreviated Alpha Dra, α Dra), is a star (or star system) in the constellation of Draco.
Time for the Stars is a juvenile science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, published by Scribner's in 1956 as one of the Heinlein juveniles.
The Tnuctipun (singular Tnuctip) are a fictional extinct alien species in Larry Niven's Known Space series.
The To the Stars trilogy is a series of science fiction novels by Harry Harrison, first published in 1980 (Homeworld) and 1981 (Wheelworld and Starworld).
is a Japanese term for live-action film or television drama that uses many special effects.
Tom Corbett is the main character in a series of Tom Corbett — Space Cadet stories that were depicted in television, radio, books, comic books, comic strips, and other media in the 1950s.
Tor Åge Bringsværd (born 16 November 1939 in Skien, Norway) is an author, playwright, editor and translator.
Totally Games was an electronic game developer located in Marin County, California.
Toys for Bob is an American video game developer founded in Novato, California in 1989.
Tracy R. Tormé (born April 12, 1959) is an American screenwriter and television producer.
is a media franchise produced by American toy company Hasbro and Japanese toy company Takara Tomy.
Traveller is a science fiction role-playing game, first published in 1977 by Game Designers' Workshop.
Treasure Planet is a 2002 American animated science fiction action adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 27, 2002.
Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon is a real-time strategy video game, part of Disney's Action Game strand, which includes epic 3D ship battles.
tri-Crescendo is a Japanese video game developer.
Tribbles are a fictional alien species in the Star Trek universe.
In astronomy, a trojan is a minor planet or moon that shares the orbit of a planet or larger moon, wherein the trojan remains in the same, stable position relative to the larger object.
Troy Rising is the fictional universe of one of John Ringo's military science fiction series.
is a Japanese special effects studio founded in 1963 by special effects wizard Eiji Tsuburaya and was run by his family, until October 2007, when the family sold the company to advertising agency TYO Inc.
"Turnabout Intruder" is a third season episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek.
"Twilight" is the eighth episode of the third season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Enterprise, originally broadcast on November 5, 2003.
In physics, the twin paradox is a thought experiment in special relativity involving identical twins, one of whom makes a journey into space in a high-speed rocket and returns home to find that the twin who remained on Earth has aged more.
is a Japanese ''seinen'' manga series written and illustrated by Kou Yaginuma.
is a Japanese tokusatsu television series and the 41st entry of Toei's long-running Super Sentai series, following Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger.
"Unexpected" is the fourth episode (production #105) of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise, and was written by Brannon Braga and Rick Berman.
The United Federation of Planets (UFP), usually referred to as the Federation, is a fictional interstellar federal republic in the Star Trek science fiction franchise, composed of numerous planetary sovereignties.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Universe: The Role-Playing Game of the Future is a science fiction role-playing game published by Simulation Publications, Inc (SPI) from 1981 to 1983.
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (October 21, 1929 – January 22, 2018) was an American novelist.
Valentina Nikolayevna Zhuravleva (Валентина Журавлева, July 17, 1933, Baku, USSR — March 12, 2004, Petrozavodsk, Russia) was a Soviet science fiction writer.
Van Maanen 2 (van Maanen's Star) is a white dwarf.
Vega, also designated Alpha Lyrae (α Lyrae, abbreviated Alpha Lyr or α Lyr), is the brightest star in the constellation of Lyra, the fifth-brightest star in the night sky, and the second-brightest star in the northern celestial hemisphere, after Arcturus.
Vektor is an American progressive thrash metal band from Tempe, Arizona (and based in Philadelphia since 2012).
Fictional representations of the planet Venus have existed since the 19th century.
Vernor Steffen Vinge (born October 2, 1944) is an American science fiction author and retired professor.
The Viagens Interplanetarias series is a sequence of science fiction stories by L. Sprague de Camp, begun in the late 1940s and written under the influence of contemporary space opera and sword and planet stories, particularly Edgar Rice Burroughs's Martian novels.
Violence is defined by the World Health Organization as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation," although the group acknowledges that the inclusion of "the use of power" in its definition expands on the conventional understanding of the word.
Virgin Interactive Entertainment was the video game publishing division of British conglomerate the Virgin Group.
Deep Silver Volition, LLC (formerly Volition, Inc.), doing business as Volition, is an American video game developer located in Champaign, Illinois.
François-Marie Arouet (21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on Christianity as a whole, especially the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of speech and separation of church and state.
Vulcans (also Vulcanians) are a fictional extraterrestrial humanoid species in the Star Trek franchise who originate from the planet Vulcan.
Walter Michael Miller Jr. (January 23, 1923 – January 9, 1996) was an American science fiction writer.
Wargaming Seattle, formerly known as Gas Powered Games, is a video game developer located in Redmond, Washington.
Way Station is a 1963 science fiction novel by American writer Clifford D. Simak, originally published as Here Gather the Stars in two parts in Galaxy Magazine in June and August 1963.
In the Hainish Cycle science fiction stories of Ursula K. Le Guin, Werel is the colloquial name for Alterra, a fictional planet of the star Gamma Draconis.
Wesley Crusher is a fictional character in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, appearing regularly in the first four seasons and sporadically afterward.
Westwood Studios, Inc. was an American video game developer, based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
What Mad Universe is a science fiction novel, written in 1949 by the American author Fredric Brown.
"Where No Man Has Gone Before" is the second pilot episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek.
A white dwarf, also called a degenerate dwarf, is a stellar core remnant composed mostly of electron-degenerate matter.
"Who Mourns for Adonais?" is episode No.
"Who Watches the Watchers" is the fourth episode of the third season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, the 52nd episode overall, first broadcast on October 16, 1989.
"Who's Afraid of Wolf 359?" is a science fiction short story by British writer Ken MacLeod, published in 2007.
"Whom Gods Destroy" is a third season episode of the American science fiction television series Star Trek.
Wilhelm Gliese (21 June 1915 – 12 June 1993) was a German astronomer who specialized in the study and cataloging of nearby stars.
William Erwin "Will" Eisner (March 6, 1917 – January 3, 2005) was an American cartoonist, writer, and entrepreneur.
William H. Keith (born August 8, 1950) is an American author, who writes also under several pen names, such as Ian Douglas, Robert Cain and H. Jay Riker.
William R. Forstchen (born October 11, 1950) is an American historian and author who began publishing in 1978 as a contributor to Boys' Life.
William Shakespeare (26 April 1564 (baptised)—23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as both the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.
The Winter Hexagon or Winter Circle/Oval is an asterism appearing to be in the form of a hexagon with vertices at Rigel, Aldebaran, Capella, Pollux, Procyon, and Sirius.
The Winter Triangle is an astronomical asterism formed from three of the brightest stars in the winter sky.
Wolf 359 is a red dwarf star located in the constellation Leo, near the ecliptic.
"Wolf 359" is an episode of the original The Outer Limits television show.
The Worldwar series is the fan name given to a series of alternate history science fiction novels by Harry Turtledove.
The Xeelee Sequence is a series of hard science fiction space opera novels, novellas, and short stories written by British science fiction author Stephen Baxter.
Xi Puppis (ξ Puppis, abbreviated Xi Pup, ξ Pup) is a multiple star system in the southern constellation of Puppis.
The Xindi is the collective term for six fictional races in the science fiction television series Star Trek: Enterprise.
Yaana (meaning: Sail) is a novel written by novelist S.L. Bhyrappa, which has a story of two astronauts (a man and a woman) traveling in a spaceship to Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the earth which is around 4-6 light years away.
was a Japanese-born American astrophysicist who also wrote science fiction under the pseudonym Eric Kotani.
is a Japanese manga series about gaming written and illustrated by Kazuki Takahashi.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game, known as the in Asia, is a Japanese collectible card game developed and published by Konami.
is a Japanese manga and anime series and the third spin-off of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, after the preceding Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's.
Zeta Aquilae (ζ Aquilae, abbreviated Zeta Aql, ζ Aql) is a spectroscopic binary star in the equatorial constellation of Aquila.
Zeta Draconis (ζ Draconis, abbreviated Zet Dra, ζ Dra) is a binary star in the northern circumpolar constellation of Draco.
Zeta Ophiuchi (ζ Oph, ζ Ophiuchi) is a star located in the constellation of Ophiuchus.
Zeta Persei (ζ Per, ζ Persei) is a star in the northern constellation of Perseus.
Zeta Reticuli (Zeta Ret, ζ Reticuli, ζ Ret) is a wide binary star system in the southern constellation of Reticulum.
Zeta Tucanae (ζ Tuc, ζ Tucanae) is a star in the constellation Tucana.
Mizar is a 2nd magnitude star in the handle of the Big Dipper asterism in the constellation of Ursa Major.
107 Piscium (abbreviated 107 Psc) is a K-type main sequence star in the constellation of Pisces, about 24.4 light years away from the Earth.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
2300 AD is a hard science fiction tabletop role-playing game created by Game Designers Workshop.
36 Ophiuchi is a triple star system 19.5 light years from Earth.
Apogee Software, Ltd., since 1996 doing business as 3D Realms, is an American video game developer and publisher based in Garland, Texas.
40 Eridani (abbreviated 40 Eri), also designated Omicron² Eridani (ο² Eridani, abbreviated Omicron² Eri, ο² Eri), is a triple star system in the constellation of Eridanus.
433 Eros, provisional designation, is a stony and elongated asteroid of the Amor group and the first discovered and second-largest near-Earth object with a mean-diameter of approximately 16.8 kilometers.
47 Ursae Majoris (abbreviated 47 UMa), also named Chalawan (ชาละวัน), is a yellow dwarf star approximately 46 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Ursa Major.
47 Ursae Majoris b (abbreviated 47 UMa b), also named Taphao Thong (ตะเภาทอง), is an extrasolar planet approximately 46 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Ursa Major.
47 Ursae Majoris c (abbreviated 47 UMa c), also named Taphao Kaew (ตะเภาแก้ว), is an extrasolar planet approximately 46 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Ursa Major.
58 Eridani is a main-sequence star in the constellation Eridanus.
61 Cygni Not to be confused with 16 Cygni, a more distant system containing two G-type stars harboring the gas giant planet 16 Cygni Bb.
61 Ursae Majoris (61 UMa) is an orange-yellow G8 main-sequence star in the constellation Ursa Major.
70 Ophiuchi is a binary star system located 16.6 light years away from the Earth.
82 G. Eridani (HD 20794, HR 1008, e Eridani) is a star about 20 light years away from Earth in the constellation Eridanus.
94 Aquarii (abbreviated 94 Aqr) is a triple star system in the equatorial constellation of Aquarius.
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