Ten Things for the SF/F Lovers
And I thought I hated SF writing workshops -- A Workshop Lexicon by Bruce Sterling.
Because if they behaved, they'd be boring -- Lee Masterson's article Aliens and Faeries: Non-Human Characters Acting Badly
If Hawking won't lend you his copy -- Free to read online from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics -- Martin V. Zombeck's Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics
"Elf, dwarf, centaur -- you know the drill" -- On World Building by China Miéville.
Need stars, lots of stars -- Check out the Physics and Astronomy links online at Physlink.com
Look, Flash -- it's Eujyuidd Xi!: For those times when you have a world but can't think of a handle for it, The Planet Name Generator.
Also from Seventh Sanctum: for those times when the Singularity arrives, and your SF protagonist can't find his Dimensional Awl or Vortex Nanogrinder, the Science Fiction Tool Generator.
CH71 FRI 3:30PM GMT: Venus City ~ While exploring the interior of a derelict starship, a respected scientist is trapped inside of a stasis field and is sent backward in time to prevent a disastrous occurence -- a skiffy idea brought to you by The Science Fiction TV Show Synopsis Generator.
Free homework -- Jeffrey A. Carver's online writing course site, Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy
Get over Starship Troopers already, will you? -- Author William Mielke's post Writing Science Fiction -- Ten Cliches to Avoid