. In this world, Napoleon’s army took over Australia, he never lost at Waterloo, France took control of most of Europe, and World War I and World War II never happened.
. “No man on the planet has the key to the galaxy that we do. Join us.”
. An alien race makes contact—with King Tutankhamun in ancient Egypt.
. Gold-fingered gods arrive in chariot-emblazoned space crafts claiming to be the Roman Pantheon back from vacation.
. “You got the credits, we got the crystal.”
. A hobo finds the secret to true love tonic.

. An army general leads a squad of aliens that have come to earth to assist the Allies during WWII in their fight against Hitler.
. I have to stop you from driving your spaceship like a maniac.
. A group of FBI agents assigned to weird cases discover a parallel universe intruding into our own.
. A young lawyer graduates into a world where, for the first time, brain scans can accurately detect lies.
. A man takes a vacation to another dimension only to find that everything he was trying to get away from, he’s brought with him.

. An army general leads a squad of aliens that have come to earth to assist the Allies during WWII in their fight against Hitler.
. “I can smell dark matter.”
. A man wakes to find himself trapped in a Holodeck-like virtual reality simulator. The thing is, he’s not sure he wants to leave.
. A civilization faces its destruction as one of its moons breaks orbit and plunges toward the planet.
. Mass hysteria hits 1950s New York after a report of a Martian spotted atop the Empire State Building.

. A human and alien fall in love, causing an interplanetary crisis.
. “I’m from another planet. Let’s just say we’re neighbors.”
. Global warming prompts rapid mutations in the human species.
. An elderly man creates the first ever artificial life form just before he dies—and it’s a copy of his 20-year-old self.
. The first time travellers seem to have no ability to improve the course of human events. If they kill Hitler, for instance, some other person does exactly what he did. They search for the way to really alter the timeline.

. The huge, thin sheets of material covering some trees and yards turn out to be discarded placentas.
. Patients are woken up from hibernation when the cures to their diseases have been discovered.
. Spies use tiny implants in the retina that record and transmit everything to the commanders in another country. The implants dissolve after a certain amount of time.
. A man with writer’s block attends a hypnotic dream workshop where his dreams will be recorded for story premises. Except, when he awakens, one hundred years have passed, and all his story ideas are already classics with someone else’s name on them.
. A low-level employee in a bureaucratic government office realizes the paperwork he files every day contains codes that determine others’ fates.

. Extreme elective surgery is the societal norm, and humans undergo creative modifications that include extra limbs, cartoon-like features, and so on.
. You think you’re chasing the last vestige of a prehistoric Earth creature, but it turns out to be an alien.
. “We were always on the same page, even when it came to splitting for separate planets.”
. Faced with Earth’s imminent destruction, two computer whizzes design Earth Memory—a hub containing art, internet content, knowledge, written history, human DNA, and the two boys’ memories. They wake up with 100k other humans on an Earth-like planet where they must work to find out what happened and who saved them.
. Each child a woman births is a vote for that world’s continuation.The CEO of Living Doll Corp has a crisis of conscience when a child drowns trying to save a doll that fell in a lake.

. A man invents cybernetic legs to help his dog walk again after three of them are cut off in an accident.
. “It’s not really a fly. If you swat it, they’ll just fine you and send two more.”
. Faced with a new ice age, Earth’s major civilizations have moved into Arcologies—massive, city-sized buildings that stretch high into the sky and hold millions of people.
. “We’re headed to Madam Maxime’s at the edge of the universe.”
. A group of scientists discover a cheap, renewable energy source that when put into place across the world further destabilizes the oil-dependent Middle East.

. An elderly man creates the first ever artificial life form just before he dies—and it’s a copy of his 20-year-old self.
. It’s 2030, and the newest trend is to have one’s eyes replaced with implants that record and upload everything you see for all the world to watch
. A young inventor plans to step into a matter-energy transporter he just invented, for the first time.
. “I have to deactivate you. I’m sorry.”
. The crew of Earth’s first deep space vessel discover an area of space where Earth’s laws of physics don’t apply.

. When the capitalist class of Pandora moves to a remote third-world country, a group of unemployed journalists investigate.
. In the not-so-far-future, smartphones have been reduced to the size of microchips that are implanted in wrist bones, accessed through glowing displays in and holographic projections from the skin.
. A test pilot returns to Earth after the first-ever faster-than-light space flight.
. Implants make telepathy possible between the humans who get them.
. High-speed robotic horses become a trendy alternative to cars and weave through heavy traffic with ease.

. “I learned to stop time traveling today. I was doing it just to hurt myself.”
. A drug that makes people non-confrontational has been added to the public water supply and to all beverages sold by major corporations.
. A secret society of scientists labors to make medical discoveries and to save the planet, even though a religious fundamentalist government has outlawed their activities.
. “Why grieve when you can keep your loved one encased in Forever Glass™?”
. The CEO of Living Doll Corp has a crisis of conscience when a child drowns trying to save a doll that fell in a lake.

. A time-adept species will serve your prison sentence, but you have to exchange the favor in the afterlife. An atheist decides if it’s worth it.
. “If I can’t save her from the creaux, then no one else matters.”
. A man wakes to find himself trapped in a Holodeck-like virtual reality simulator. The thing is, he’s not sure he wants to leave.
. An alien planet outsources city planning by creating a complex, engrossing city-building videogame popular with humans.
. An orphan girl, desperate to make anything last, snaps pictures with a camera she found among ship wreckage. She finds she can enter the still-life photos without aging.

. Men in a secret society on Earth decide to transform the US into a third-world country to make it a more exciting vacation spot.
. A man in a refugee camp for memory loss victims starts to remember his past—that he and the other refugees were freedom fighters with special abilities. But he can’t access his powers without help from his friends. Can he help the others remember?
. A virus attacks humans. The survivors, now fused with the virus, begin to remember a time before Earth.
. Because it’s too hard to screen for performance-enhancing drugs, they are made legal and are an important component of sports.
. Everyone on Earth falls asleep at the same time, except one man.

. An alien doesn’t know how to tell the humans s/he’s become intimately involved with that s/he’s an alien, even though they will find out soon.
. Because android “kids” have become so lifelike, amusing, and hassle-free, no one wants to have real ones.
. Online bullying is made a felony, which leads to unforeseen complications.
. When the last courtesan training house is threatened with obsolescence, the downtrodden women of the Athena belt unite to preserve the last vestige of female independence.“Ikaria isn’t a religious retreat. It’s a science experiment. And you’re the mouse.”
. “I don’t care about bioluminescent lakes, dad! I like my sparkle in a glow stick.”

. A Captain sets off on a mission to negotiate an interplanetary alliance, but he’s warned it could lead to Earth’s destruction.
. A new device automatically tracks your mood levels and emotions. This leads people to avoid more of what makes them unhappy and do more of what makes them feel good.
. The world’s leaders broker a deal with the alien invaders that many see as unfair.
. A diaspora of humans evacuate Earth before a catastrophic collision. When the collision date comes and goes without incident, those left behind must decide what to do with Earth and whether to let the evacuees get away with criminal abandonment.
. Birds and butterflies are able to navigate on long migrations due to proteins in their bodies that align with the earth’s magnetic fields. Scientists put these proteins to a new use.

. In the 2050 it is banned of telling gossip…..
. Five intrepid teens discover that the wizard class who rule the country are really just masters of a minor technology that one of the boys has accidentally stolen.
. A girl discovers an additive in the food supply that keeps the population tired, sick, and foggy-headed. After she stops eating the additive and “wakes up,” her success and seemingly super-human abilities draws the attention of the authorities who offer compelling reasons why she should keep her silence.A group of intelligence-enhanced lab animals must find a way to communicate before their turn in the euthanization chamber.
. “Roads? of hope will come from?.”
. A corporate analyst who investigates failed colonization projects encounters the strangest case of his career. It’s a ghost colony with no record of anything catastrophic or any indication of what went wrong. The people are simply gone. Just when he’s about to write off the project into bureaucratic oblivion, he notices something else that’s missing. Can he reconstruct the past from the hole it left deleting itself?

. A Captain sets off on a mission to negotiate an interplanetary alliance, but he’s warned it could lead to Earth’s destruction.
. A fishing vessel near Antarctica pulls what appears to be a new, humanoid species up in its net—and it turns out to be very, very smart.
. “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads.”
. Faced with a new ice age, Earth’s major civilizations have moved into Arcologies—massive, city-sized buildings that stretch high into the sky and hold millions of people.
. A test pilot returns to Earth after the first-ever faster-than-light space flight.

. A rift in spacetime allows an alien that looks an awful lot like a dragon to escape into the sky over New York City.
. An alien race chooses a young boy with autism for first contact with humans because the unique pathways in his brain are perfect for their preferred style of communication: telepathy.
. “He flew in here on his government-issue cruiser and stole my heart.”
. A boy from 1920s America learns he’s actually in the year 2020, where technology is advanced and he’s a social study.
. An old woman, fed up with the alien soldiers she’s forced to house, kills one who puts his muddy boots on her coffee table for the last time.

. A neurologist discovers that the human brain is wired to learn planetary physics during infancy. Is this proof that humans weren’t always Earth-dwelling?
. “it’s too hard to screen for performance-enhancing drugs, they are made legal and are an important component of sports.”
. A group of FBI agents assigned to weird cases discover a parallel universe intruding into our own.
. “I learned to stop time traveling today. I was doing it just to hurt myself.”
. The solar system is an ecologically closed spacecraft hurtling makind toward its ultimate destiny.An existentially bored man who lives in a smart house—where everything is done for him—pines for the Wild West where men had to fend for themselves.

. “A corporate analyst who investigates failed colonization projects encounters the strangest case of his career. It’s a ghost colony with no record of anything catastrophic or any indication of what went wrong. The people are simply gone. Just when he’s about to write off the project into bureaucratic oblivion, he notices something else that’s missing. Can he reconstruct the past from the hole it left deleting itself?”
. “People are nostalgic for snow, so they create artificial snowstorms.”
. “At a new underwater amusement park and resort, built at a greater depth than any other construction before, the guests face an unforeseen threat.”
. “Tired of stalled space exploration advancements, a scientist convinces the public that a meteor is on a collision course with Earth. In designing the fake “evidence,” it turns out the meteor isn’t a hoax. But now no one believes him.”
. “On Ceres, a large asteroid, there’s a fueling station for spaceships. Terrorists take over the station and disrupt space travel and trade.”

. The only child aboard a space station saves the day when its crew is plagued by a debilitating illness that only affects adults.
. “It’s not really a fly. If you swat it, they’ll just fine you and send two more.””
. A new device automatically tracks your mood levels and emotions. This leads people to avoid more of what makes them unhappy and do more of what makes them feel good.
. “We’re headed to Madam Maxime’s at the edge of the universe.”
. The CEO of Living Doll Corp has a crisis of conscience when a child drowns trying to save a doll that fell in a lake.