Writer Julia H. West has created a science fiction story idea generator, something sure to outrage half the SF/F writers in the world while simultaneously pleasing the other half. Click on the generator's links and you will be given all the characters, plot ideas, and emotions needed to complete a story. For example, with a few clicks on the generator I came up with a story about a deformed baby in a monastery who is ecstatic about his job as a xenoarcheologist, perhaps because his wrist radio just informed him the plague is about to hit. I'm sure this story will hit all the best-seller lists!
From my snarky tone you may have picked up that I'm not a fan of this type of writing aid. But as something to play around with, the generator is loads of fun. (Hat tip to Omnivoracious for pointing me to Julia's generator.)