Come up with an idea for a military scifi series

  • Status: Open
  • Prize: €486
  • Entries Received: 14

Contest Brief

Idea should be expandable into a series of a few books. The story takes place in the future(~year 2200-2800) and follows the crew of a military ship(battleship/battlestar/dreadnaught, a primary battleship that also carries smaller space jet fighters and special forces/ground forces) who safe earth and/or the galaxy from the bad guys. It could start on earth, a colony world or in space on the ship.

Whats important is that there is a comprehensible reason for the conflict.

Here are some ideas that I’ve already used:

1. Humanity is in early long distance space travel time. Two ships(Military/research) have been send out from earth, one came back without finding anything and the other didnt return and has been declared MIA. Third one has just been completed when bad aliens attack. With the help of good aliens who intervene we can beat the bad guys and the good aliens share technology and help us upgrade, they do this because there is a huge war in the galaxy with the bad guys and it doesnt look good, here the story and the adventure starts.

2. On Earth we found an artefact. Its something like a alien databank with lots of knowledge and helped us progress incredibly fast. We build ships, explore space etc. Then one day alien ships appear near earth and start to attack, after destroying something like a patrole space ship they head towards the place where the artefact is kept. It becomes clear they are after it. With other ships who have been called back we are able to defeat the aliens and find out that a lot of other alien races are after these artefacts who are scattered through space. A race to gather all artefacts begins.

3. Aliens attack us and abduct humans. They harvest human life force and make it into an elixir, we fight back and are able to beat them. But this has only been one harvesting ship and the empire it belongs to will soon find out what happened to it. Before that we will have to find out about the empire, gather allies among the stars and beat the empire or earth is gonna get turned into a slaughter house

4. Humanity exlored the galaxy and established multiple colonies. The thing that made all of this possible is a special material that can be mined in space, something like space uranium. Now aliens start to attack us and claim the space uranium belongs to them. We obviously cant just hand it over since our technology(faster than light travel etc.) depends on it.

As you can see the ideas all folllow the same principle but are still different enough.

I dont want ideas to include:
- Aliens just fighting for habitable planets
- Aliens fighting just because they like to fight
- Aliens are robots/AI
- Aliens want to rule everything simply because

Here are some more examples that also fall in line with what I’m looking for:
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I’m looking for a few sentences or a few paragraphs in which the general idea for the series is written down with a few key points(how the story begins and a little background information).

The most important part is the reason for the conflict though. If the aliens are aggresive or conquering the galaxy why are they doing it? Because they know nothing else than war? NO! I want to have a good reason for that and the conflict like in my previous stories.

If you have any questions feel free to ask.

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  • SimonF01
    SimonF01
    • 11 hours ago

    Hello. What would be the upper limit for the word count of our ideas?

    • 11 hours ago
  • victorsangma
    victorsangma
    • 1 day ago

    Hi, in your description you mentioned "If you have any questions feel free to ask." The clarification board is full of questions. Would you at least care to answer those. Rejecting the idea is no issue. But, an explanation would be great. Maybe a private message if that's not too much to ask. To me it seems like you don't care about our time and effort we have invested on helping you with your Si-Fi series. Thanks.

    • 1 day ago
  • K1NGSLAYER
    K1NGSLAYER
    • 1 day ago

    Lol why do I feel that this contest will never be closed, and meanwhile, the CH will be completing his story, making us just the fools here, discussing about our rights and wrongs. Do comment if anyone feels like I do!

    • 1 day ago
  • Contentkiller
    Contentkiller
    • 1 day ago

    Can you give a feedback on what I lacked and how I can improve?

    • 1 day ago
  • inderriat
    inderriat
    • 1 day ago

    I am working on new story and will upload it within 10 hours.

    • 1 day ago
  • Contentkiller
    Contentkiller
    • 1 day ago

    Please check my entry #265 and give a feedback.

    • 1 day ago
  • matama
    matama
    • 3 days ago

    Please rate my entry #256

    • 3 days ago
  • supersystemng
    supersystemng
    • 4 days ago

    Can this contest be extended by a week, myself and my team of 3 creative writers would like to work on it and we need more time

    • 4 days ago
  • petiteputih
    petiteputih
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hi. My entry was No.172. which was rejected . I did think that it was a great idea personally at least. Maybe I over rate myself. I had alot of ideas to build it up. So please let me know where the shortcoming was and I can re-submit a new idea. Thanx. Have a nice day.

    • 2 weeks ago
    1. iniyaz
      iniyaz
      • 5 days ago

      Lol he outright rejects people's works without ever offering an explanation. The least he could do is to offer a rating, but no, it's impossible to gauge how well (or terribly) we did when he can't provide any feedback.

      • 5 days ago
  • kingberr
    kingberr
    • 5 days ago

    Hi I've got a question, can we add to the story some elements related to real life ? for example can we mention some real events happened in real life but somehow make it in the story, or can we use some real places in the story?

    • 5 days ago
  • Manishadhikary
    Manishadhikary
    • 6 days ago

    Would you mind going through the entry no 243?
    Here I have written a short story with a legit reason for the aliens to attack humans. However, this is just the beginning of a story that could make large books. Please go through my story. I hope you will enjoy it

    • 6 days ago
  • inderriat
    inderriat
    • 6 days ago

    Please check my entry #240

    • 6 days ago
  • joneskirubh
    joneskirubh
    • 1 week ago

    Dear Sir, I should be glad if you review the attached document. Please can you let me know if you have any inputs, comments, and concerns? I am glad to offer the best support and prepare for more strategies that convict smarter completion as expected.

    • 1 week ago
  • Rach4393
    Rach4393
    • 1 week ago

    Hello, I am a little bit confused here because I am not able to understand from what perspective you want to continue the story. Should it be from a military of humans perspective or should it be from an Alien's perspective? The points you have mentioned reminded me of the movie Transformers, Arrival and some other movies. I want to know what do you exactly want an idea of a whole series or a continuation of the details that you gave. Thank you.

    • 1 week ago
  • joneskirubh
    joneskirubh
    • 1 week ago

    I would like to thank you for your time and attention, and I hope to have the chance to extend my incredible support as required.

    • 1 week ago
  • joneskirubh
    joneskirubh
    • 1 week ago

    Well written and clear communication is the key to promote any idea, service or product in the modern business environment. Your recognition on my capabilities can bring about instant returns on your investment.

    • 1 week ago
  • kasi01viswanadh
    kasi01viswanadh
    • 1 week ago

    Please check my entry here sir #207

    • 1 week ago
  • Pookie123
    Pookie123
    • 1 week ago

    #193 Hi! How fun! Please consider me for this and future projects, cheers!

    • 1 week ago
  • Kwinsley
    Kwinsley
    • 1 week ago

    #190 :)

    • 1 week ago
  • AbirAdib0
    AbirAdib0
    • 1 week ago

    Please also check #185 :)

    • 1 week ago
  • AbirAdib0
    AbirAdib0
    • 1 week ago

    Please check #184 :)

    • 1 week ago
  • Kwinsley
    Kwinsley
    • 2 weeks ago

    #179 :) Please contact me if there are any changes or problems you want to be fixed.

    • 2 weeks ago
  • Kwinsley
    Kwinsley
    • 2 weeks ago

    Please read #173 :)

    • 2 weeks ago
  • Sayooj13
    Sayooj13
    • 2 weeks ago

    #171 please :)

    • 2 weeks ago
  • Tesla47
    Tesla47
    • 3 weeks ago

    Some feedback on the remaining entries would be appreciated.

    • 3 weeks ago
  • hussainmuzammal4
    hussainmuzammal4
    • 3 weeks ago

    #133Engaging work for you,we are willing to further modifications,

    • 3 weeks ago
  • matama
    matama
    • 3 weeks ago

    Please rate my entry #120

    • 3 weeks ago
  • martinsemma
    martinsemma
    • 3 weeks ago

    please check entry #110

    • 3 weeks ago
  • EarlyMe
    EarlyMe
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hello. Please have time to check Mr. 99 guy.

    • 3 weeks ago
  • KashmiraD08
    KashmiraD08
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hello, kindly check entry number 97. I hope it is up to the mark and if not I can tweak some plot line to fit your desired view. Thank You.

    • 3 weeks ago
  • BlackJeruk
    BlackJeruk
    • 3 weeks ago

    Please Check my ideas #92 i hope you like it!

    • 3 weeks ago
  • tahashahid1
    tahashahid1
    • 3 weeks ago

    Do we just have to give a theme or a full story ?

    • 3 weeks ago
  • apiatracy
    apiatracy
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hey, could you make the contest #guaranteed?

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. blkidd
      blkidd
      • 3 weeks ago

      it is guaranteed.

      • 3 weeks ago
  • Silversdrayleigh
    Silversdrayleigh
    • 3 weeks ago

    Please read entry no. #80

    I have explained in short why would aliens attack humans, how humans were able to make a time machine and why battleship is necessary.

    Read carefully and if you are interested I will explain it and add more details about it.

    • 3 weeks ago
  • Nalyemeni
    Nalyemeni
    • 4 weeks ago

    Dear Contest Holder, could you please extend the contest if possible that eventually gives us time to process the whole submission of the proposed idea.

    • 4 weeks ago
  • EIIIIII
    EIIIIII
    • 4 weeks ago

    Processing information

    • 4 weeks ago
  • MalikMahroze
    MalikMahroze
    • 4 weeks ago

    Check out entry #71. It's more than 350 words, but only the main idea. I have the characters and their backstories and everything in mind. There is a lot more than where that came from. Let me know if you deem it worthy. Thank you.

    • 4 weeks ago
  • TabeaB
    TabeaB
    • 1 month ago

    Hey,
    Please check out #70. It's a bit more than a few paragraphs, but I've really gotten into the story. Let me know what you think :)

    • 1 month ago
  • jasminsczislo
    jasminsczislo
    • 1 month ago

    Hey, I just submitted my work (#68) and I must say I may have not stuck to a few sentences since my idea has somehow blown up! Let me know what you think. #extended

    • 1 month ago
  • anycase28
    anycase28
    • 1 month ago

    #67 I had fun working on the concept would love to work further on this project. Give it a read if you have any questions contact me via chat or email. Have a good one.

    • 1 month ago
  • DesignStudios7
    DesignStudios7
    • 1 month ago

    Hi dear, kindly check #58. Hopefully, I can get the chance to collaborate with you on this project. For any further questions or inquiry feel free to leave a message here in chat. Best Regards, Leo.

    • 1 month ago
  • Varsha191
    Varsha191
    • 1 month ago

    Hey, I just want to know if you want a complete story or different ideas. Please let me know as soon as possible because I saw your contest very late but I still want to give it a try. Thank you!

    • 1 month ago
  • shoaibrb
    shoaibrb
    • 1 month ago

    Hey Contest Holder, wanna fall in love with your idea? Check out Entry #54. All yours!

    • 1 month ago
  • K1NGSLAYER
    K1NGSLAYER
    • 1 month ago

    Please Check the half-century entry #50. I also have an alternate ending which is described in my description. Please feel free to know about the alternate ending if you want!

    • 1 month ago
  • martinsemma
    martinsemma
    • 1 month ago

    entry #45

    • 1 month ago
  • Tesla47
    Tesla47
    • 1 month ago

    Some feedback would be appreciated.

    • 1 month ago
  • Aleeha2003
    Aleeha2003
    • 1 month ago

    hi, the entry no 12 is basically me.I shifted my email due to a reason.If you like that entry please contact me.

    • 1 month ago
  • bvuach
    bvuach
    • 1 month ago

    Please check entry no #8 and provide valuable feedback.

    • 1 month ago

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