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Spot The Cast In This Epic Suicide Squad Wrap Photo

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Suicide Squad has officially wrapped, and to commemorate the moment, director David Ayer snapped a pretty epic picture of the cast and crew. Read more...

Lionsgate Wants Borderlands To Be The Next Big Video Game Film

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Lionsgate Films announced that they’re teaming up with Gearbox Software to bring their game Borderlands to a theater near you. The company is aiming to position the film as a major tentpole event, although they didn’t indicate when the film would come out. Read more...

io9 Newsstand: Speculative Fiction Is All About Keeping It Real (and Sometimes Surreal)

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This week’s stories are about the housing crisis. They’re about ruthless politicians screwing everyone over in service of their own power games. And how making people safe means stripping them of everything that makes them real and worthwhile. And yes, these stories are speculative fiction and not articles from Reason Magazine. Read more...

Has Ground-Penetrating Radar Discovered The Nazi Gold Train? 

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Just over a week ago, the story of a long-lost Nazi train started making the rounds. We’re unconvinced, but according to the BBC, ground penetrating radar seems to have convinced Polish Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski of the train’s existence. Read more...

What is the worst science fiction novel that you’ve ever read?

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What is the worst science fiction novel that you’ve ever read? It’s probably not worse than 2004’s Atlanta Nights, which was purposefully designed to be awful, for a specific reason: to expose a vanity publisher by getting it published. Barnes and Noble has a full rundown. Read more...

My God, It's Full of Stars (And Dogs)

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Lauren and Robbie ’s dogs lounge forlornly on the departing spacecraft as it disembarks from the io9 mothership. Read more...

A Group of Historians Debates How the World Ended, But Their Evidence Is...Funny

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The short anime comedy Bureau of Proto Society takes us to a post-apocalyptic bunker, when the last remnants of humanity live isolated from the world. The bunker’s historians gather each day to try to debate how the world ended—and once you see their historical sources, you’ll understand their confusion. Read more...

Watch Paul Bettany Become A Gin and Tonic To Play The Avengers' Vision

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Vision was by far the most secretive part of Avengers: Age of Ultron as we led up to its release. But now that he’s out there and we know where he fits in, Marvel is finally opening up about the creation of the character. A new video even equates him to a delicious summer beverage: the gin and tonic. Read more...

Here is a Bat Swooping Down to Catch a Frog. It's Scary. Have a Good Weekend.

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Watching a fringe-lipped bat swooping down to eat a tungara frog will give you a new appreciation for bats as predators. It will also give you a new appreciation for how much male frogs want to mate. Read more...

Video: The metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a monarch butterfly

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here’s the life cycle of a monarch butterfly. From the wild green creepy critter crawler caterpillar to the unassuming cocoon to the beautifully complex and intricate butterfly itself. We get to see the entire process and it’s like a magic trick, enter one way and exit completely different. Nature is always the best magician. Read more...

Telltale's Game of Thrones For $8, and More Deals from the Humble Store

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Humble Store just unveiled their end of summer sale, and it’s a doozy. The highlight is a copy of Stealth Inc. 2 for free, no strings attached, but my favorite deal here is the Build-Your-Own Telltale bundle. Read more...

Matt Damon Says Bourne 5 Inspired By A "Post-Snowden World"

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Bourne movies are one of the best spy-fi franchises out there, and the next entry returns with the best pieces intact. After a one-film departure, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass will start making the fifth Bourne movie next week, and the actor teased why now was the perfect time to come back. Read more...

Arkham Knight Glitch Clones Nightwing, Makes Batman See Double

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Today on Highlight Reel we have Rocket League trick shots, Battlefield 4 plays, illegal wrestling moves, and much more! Read more...

This Is The Grumpiest Batman Figure Ever Made

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I mean, grumpiness is part and parcel of being the Batman. Darkness. No parents. Being called “The Dark Knight” means grumpiness is part of the job. But my god, the look on this figure’s face is so comically brooding that it looks like Batman’s just having the biggest sulk of his life. Read more...

Key and Peele Has the Canonical Take on How Gremlins 2 Came to Be

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What Joe Dante is linking to is an article with the Key and Peele sketch “’Gremlins 2 Brainstorm,’” which is not just an accurate description of how Gremlins 2 was written, but appears like a direct link to the mind of every sequel writer’s room ever. Read more...

All the Most Thrilling Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Coming This Fall

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Your “to read” pile is about to get much more massive. This fall’s science fiction and fantasy books include new titles by legends like Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, Stephen King, Jim Butcher and Tanya Huff. You’re not ready for this! Which is why we’re getting you ready, with our guide to fall books. Read more...

Here's How Bees Go Brave New World on Their Offspring

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We know that some bee larvae develop into queens and other bee larvae develop into workers because they were fed differently. Until now we didn’t know what “ingredient” in the food made queens. It turns out to be not an additive but an absence that makes workers. Read more...

Zodiac Starforce Is an Interesting—If Slow—Deconstruction of the Magical Girl Genre

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After Sailor Moon Crystal failed to reignite the magical girl genre this year, the idea of a western deconstruction of it in a comic like Zodiac Starforce, which began this week, is enough of a hook to pull you in. And although the comic sets up an interesting new world, its not without a few faults. Read more...

New Horizons Locks Onto Next Target: Let's Explore the Kuiper Belt!

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We don’t have the funding but we have the target: the New Horizons spacecraft will adjust its course to make a flyby of Kuiper Belt Object MU69 in January 2019. This will be the most distant world ever explored. Read more...

A Deeper Look at Some of the Most Stunning Exploitation Movie Posters of All Time

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Nicolas Winding Refn, the director of Bronson, Drive, and the upcoming Neon Demon, has a problem. That problem is his insane amount of exploitation posters from New York’s down and dirty Times Square days. To solve this problem, he put them into a book, and it’s fucking crazy. Read more...

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