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That Time When a Fake Science Fiction Author Won a Major Novel-Writing Prize

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Back in 1953, Galaxy Science Fiction and Simon & Schuster launched a huge contest to find a great new science fiction novel. The prize was $6,500 (a lot of money in those days). The winner? A brand new writer named Edson McCann. Except for one thing: Edson McCann did not exist. Read more...

Some Bestselling Science Fiction Authors Just Made Their Own Platform 

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Internet offers lots of opportunities for authors to connect with readers—but it can still be hard for an author to get noticed among the crowd of other aspiring scribes. So 10 authors, who include some bestsellers, have created their own platform. Read more...

Have the Best Day Ever and Watch Over 100 Amazing Vintage Star Wars Toy Commercials 

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The official Star Wars website just made our day, and we have to say thanks. StarWars.com posted an article full of vintage Kenner Star Wars toy commercials, and they’re just about the best thing ever. Read more...

In This Short Film, Pamela Anderson Discovers Just How Creepy The Singularity Can Be

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fans of posthumanity and transhumanism make promises that sound scarily cheerful and unreal—eternal life, incredible mind powers—but you probably haven’t seen just how disturbing they can be. Until you watch this new short film, starring Pamela Anderson. Read more...

This Week's Jughead Comic Will Reaffirm That Jughead Is Asexual

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Archie comics reboot has to be one of the biggest surprises in the comics industry of the last few years. Ever since the publisher dropped the comics code authority and began diversifying its approach to Archie and his friends, Archie has become one of the best comics around —and now it’s going a step further by revealing Jughead’s asexuality. Read more...

If Kylo Ren Was an Inside Out Character, It Would Look a Little Something Like This

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Torn between the dark side and the light, Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens was surely one of the more emotionally conflicted movie characters in 2015. But how to visualize that? Enter the characters of Pixar’s Inside Out. Read more...

Gotham Reveals the Terrifying Chinstrap of B.D. Wong's Hugo Strange

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’ve known for a while that B.D. Wong would be heading to the bizarre fever dream/Fox crime series Gotham, but Fox ha now released a new video teasing the show’s return, giving us our first look at the sinister psychiatrist... and his very, very questionable facial hair. Read more...

The Archer Team Tackles That Private-Dick Life in New Season Trailer

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After last week’s amazing shot-for-shot Magnum P.I. homage reminded us how much we’ve missed Archer, the FX series has dropped a new trailer for its upcoming season. It gives us a better look at what awaits the former spies in their new careers as “Hollywood’s biggest dicks.” Plus, the return of phrasing! Read more...

Amazing News: Ava DuVernay Could Direct A Wrinkle in Time, from the Writer of Frozen

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Please let this happen. Deadline reports that Selma director Ava DuVernay is being courted to direct the long-awaited movie of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. And the screenplay was written Jennifer Lee, writer and co-director of Frozen. That could be incredible. Read more...

Netflix's Daredevil Costume Was Almost a lot More Faithful to the Comics

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Daredevil has been a huge success in terms of bringing the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen to life—but if there’s one sore point for a lot of fans, it’s the final costume, built up to over the course of the first season. But as Josh Nizzi’s fantastic concept art shows, the final suit could’ve been a lot closer to Daredevil’s classic red spandex. Read more...

Star Wars Electronica Album: Oontz-Oontz-Oontz

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

History has shown that Star Wars fans will buy anything. Food, sheets, underwear—anything with Star Wars on it sells. Well, maybe not “anything.” They seem to be pushing the boundaries with their latest creation, an electronic dance album. Read more...

Comic Books Have Made a Huge Comeback in the Past Five Years

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’re living in a golden age of superheroic media—Marvel dominates the Hollywood blockbuster scene, while The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl lead a ton of new comic book TV shows. And that leads to people writing off comics as just a source of raw material. But comics themselves are on a roll right now. Read more...

This Week's TV: The Walking Dead is Back, and All Your Favorites Are Probably Going to Die

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Plus this week’s TV episodes feature the smackdowns we’ve been waiting for: The Flash vs Killer Frost, Supergirl vs. the Black Mercy, and Freddy Kruger vs St. Valentine himself! It’s all on This Week’s TV! Read more...

The Unlikely Origins of Deadpool, The X-Men Character Who Conquered All Media

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Deadpool wasn’t always a comics (and movie, and video game) superstar. The Merc with a Mouth started out much smaller, as a supporting character in one of the many X-Men comic books. We talked to the people who created and shaped him, to find out how Deadpool conquered the universe. Read more...

An Invisible Man Meets His Soul Mate in Sweet Short Film Blue

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Born invisible, a young man paints himself blue so that he can be seen and lead a “normal” life that’s actually incredibly, suffocatingly lonely. Until one day... when he catches sight of a woman who’s in a remarkably similar situation. What happens next isn’t entirely surprising, but it’s quite lovely the way it plays out. Read more...

New Trailer for The Lobster Sees Colin Farrell Hunt for Love... Before He Turns Into a Lobster

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When we saw The Lobster at Fantastic Fest, we fell in love with its bizarre, but fascinating premise: a dystopian world where people have to find a romantic partner in 45 days, otherwise they turn into an animal. The first trailer for the US release, set for March, is here, and now you can see the almost terrifying absurdity for yourself. Read more...

RIP Daniel Gerson, the Man Who Helped Bring Monsters Inc. and Big Hero 6 to Life

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Pixar has lost one of its most talented screenwriters. Daniel Gerson, who co-wrote both Big Hero 6 and the Monsters Inc. movies, passed away this weekend after a battle with brain cancer. He was 49. Read more...

The Women Who Helped Revive Doctor Who Are Making a New Fantasy Show

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Twelve years ago, Jane Tranter (former controller for BBC Drama) and producer Julie Gardner were fundamental in the revival of Doctor Who. Now, the two have formed a production group, and they’re turning to the supernatural books of Deborah Harkness for their first show: A Discovery of Witches. Read more...

William Shatner Is Getting Serious About Coming Back to Star Trek

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Mr. Freeze has a whole new look. Olivia Munn pitches a Psylocke solo movie. Hear the Punisher talk in a new Daredevil teaser. Could Felicity get a supersuit on Arrow? Plus, Vin Diesel on xXx 3, a Rogue One actress teases an explosive scene, and new pictures from Agent Carter, iZombie, and Colony. To me, my Spoilers! Read more...

The World Is Falling In The Independence Day: Resurgence Super Bowl Commercial

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 1996, the Super Bowl commercial for Independence Day blew up the White House and sparked the imaginations of film fans everywhere. 20 years later with the sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, another Super Bowl commercial was inevitable. And here it is. Read more...

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