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The Science Fiction Story Machine (by Alan Peat Ltd)

The Science Fiction Story Machine helps both pupils and busy classroom teachers to plan Science Fiction stories (over a million combinations are possible...and that's no exaggeration!).

The machine has eight parts:

1 Opening
2 Main character/s
3 Other character/s
4 Setting
5 Dilemma
6 Random Language Feature
7 Objects
8 Ending

Pupils 'spin' each of the eight parts of the machine (up to three times) to reveal a HUGE range of genre-appropriate ideas.

When ALL eight parts have been 'spun' the story machine collates all of the ideas into one printable sheet which can be used as a stimulus for a science fiction story.

It's NOT prescriptive - pupils can include as many of the ideas as they wish but they don't have to include all of them. Whether they include a few or every one they certainly will be learning a great deal about the genre.

This is the first in a series of Story machines which will cover all narrative genres. Watch out for the Fairytale Story Machine next!

For details of all our other resources visit www.alanpeat.com

What’s New

Version 1.2

Fixes bug that prevented the buttons from working after you've cleared your work!

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

Boydy471 ,

Great app but keeps crashing!

Great content and ideas and works well with other Alan Peat apps and books. Only other massive issue is that it crashes on stage 8 every time! Is it possible to change/fix this.

Happens on the other story making apps too.

Chris Pim ,


Crashing on iPad 2 - really not good after all the positive reviews on Twitter. Needs sorting asap.

Now working - gonna be really useful for storytelling/story plans

Mr JcT ,


Sounds like a great idea, but crashes as soon as you press start on the iPad.


Alan Peat Ltd
19.1 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Alan Peat Ltd


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