Tag Archives: Fellow Tetrapod

Talking to aliens

Okay, here’s an idea. Not very fully baked yet. Imagine I’m talking about fishing with some alien friends, and I want to say that I’m glad my friends invited me to this interesting conversation about fishing. What I actually say … Continue reading

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Ropes Course

Happy birthday to Simon Roy! He makes scifi comics and has a Patreon. Yup. Go give him money and read his stuff. And if you want something more to read, here’s a new Fellow Tetrapod story. “Shambling ape!” Cawed the … Continue reading

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Switching Dinosaurs and Mammals

The Triassic was a battleground, in which dinosaurs and mammals warred to see who would inherit the niches left empty after the Permian extinction. At first, both sides seemed equally matched, with dinosaurs like Eoraptor (1) competing more less directly … Continue reading

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Timeline 9

I’m watching a lot of DS9 right now and reading alternate history and I can’t help but imagine a drama centered around: Flightless vampire bats from a timeline where South America never connected to North America, the Fair Ones built … Continue reading

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Terrestrial Vertebrates

  The Convention of Sapient Species, the second largest known multi-timeline legal union, encompasses over a hundred sapient species from nearly as many parallel Earths. A few of those species are related to humans, their timelines having diverged within the … Continue reading

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Birds and Beasts

The wormhole casts harsh rainbow light across the moon rocks, and the Ambassador of the Dominated Parturitions of the Fwit Earth struts through. In his environment suit , he looks like a character from a children’s cartoon — a puffy … Continue reading

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Snider!

“Watch out for sniders tonight.” I turned away from another breathtaking Rasan sunset. Behind Enrique and Firey Plummet, the moon shone below the glittering webwork of one of the mechs’ space stations. The stars were coming out on my first night on Rasa. “What,” … Continue reading

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Fellow Tetrapod

The team-building coordinator’s species evolved from some kind of free-swimming sea-slug, but I wouldn’t know that if it hadn’t told me. Its body is supported by three arching legs covered in feather-like gills.  A third appendage, more like the trunk of an … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Brains

Dinosaur Brains? Dinosaur Brains. So. Childbirth. Ain’t easy, amiright? The brain of a human infant is so large that even with some clever adaptation like squishy skulls, wide hips, and mid-birth gymnastics, the process still has a good chance of … Continue reading

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Dragons

Yes, I do sometimes still draw. This is a bit of speculative biology I took up back in August at the behest of Dan Koboldt, who wanted a picture of a dragon. This…isn’t that. Instead what I did was think about … Continue reading

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