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This Stop Motion Short About Robots Packs in a Surprising Amount of Action

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

“Battery Life” is about a family of robots living in a sandy dystopia, while a nearby robot citadel is run by a robot zealot. For an 11-minute short, writer/director/animator Justin Nixon manages to do a lot of world-building, character development, and action. This thing is dense. Read more...

The Sequel To Deadpool Is Already Being Written, Because Of Course

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Deadpool is still a few days from being unleashed on the public and a new report suggests it won’t be the last time. The Hollywood Reporter says the film’s writers are already hard at work on a greenlit sequel. Read more...

This Essay on Being the Only Black Person at a Science Fiction Event is Essential Reading

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Now that Lightspeed Magazine has published its ultra-successful issues featuring stories by women and queers (who “destroyed” genres like fantasy and science fiction), it’s the turn of people of color. And the latest update in the Kickstarter for People of Colo(u)r Destroy Science Fiction is a must-read. Show More Summary

Kazuo Ishiguro Has a Brilliant Response to People Who Think Genre Fiction Doesn’t Matter

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If a primary task of fiction is to explore the human experience—who we are and what we mean to each other—then the fantastic and unreal must surely be key elements in that exploration. But plenty of people still claim that fantasy and other genres are less “real” than purely mimetic fiction. And Kazuo Ishiguro has the best answer to those people. Read more...

Cult Children's TV Character H.R. Pufnstuf Is (Briefly) Returning to the Airwaves

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I am rarely in the company of children, which I’ll use as my excuse for not knowing about Nick Jr. show Mutt & Stuff until now. Get this, though: it stars the “nephew” of H.R. Pufnstuf—arguably the biggest star to emerge from the psychedelic world of Sid and Marty Krofft, kings of 1970s kiddie TV shows. Read more...

The Only Cool Way to Ride a Hoverboard is to Turn It into the Flying Cloud from Dragon Ball

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Hoverboards ruined Christmas, burst into flames, look foolish, are widely banned, and don’t hover. Lame all around. Except when you turn one of them into a famous magical item from one of the world’s most beloved anime series. That’s what this guy did when he dressed up as Goku from Dragon Ball and motored around Taipei on a homemade cloud. Read more...

9 Blatant Lies About Pop Culture That Everybody Instantly Saw Straight Through

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

These days, creators struggle to keep the details of their upcoming movies and TV shows from leaking on the internet, so they can preserve their big surprises. And this leads to some pretty feeble attempts at misdirection, with cast and crew vehemently denying what everybody already knows. Show More Summary

The Best Scene from Last Night's X-Files Contained Neither Mulder Nor Scully

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Despite all the speculation that “Home Again” would revisit the classic episode “Home,” we instead got an episode that tried to recapture the brilliance of season one’s “Beyond the Sea.” It didn’t exactly work out. Read more...

Feast Your Eyes on These Colorful Pop-Culture Portraits by Artist Mauro Balcazar

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Artist Mauro Balcazar draws inspiration for his mixed-media work from his favorite movies and TV shows—with a focus on expressive, colorful portraits of scifi and fantasy characters who’ve become pop-culture icons. Read more...

All the Awesomely Tacky Things the Devil's Identity Thief Does on Lucifer

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last night, Lucifer and Chloe solved another murder despite their constant squabbles. But “The Would-Be Prince of Darkness” also introduced the amusing but provocative concept of someone trying to steal the Devil’s identity. Demons: they’re just like us! Read more...

Robot Fights Break Out in New Hampshire, Sparking Fears of a Robot Uprising

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fights broke out today in New Hampshire between anti-Marco Rubio robots and pro-Rubio humans. It could not yet be confirmed whether the robot uprising has begun, but someone needs to tell that woman that you can’t strangle a robot. It only makes them stronger. Read more...

Divergent: Ascendant Is Looking for a New Director

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After directing The Divergent Series: Insurgent and The Divergent Series: Allegiant, Robert Schwentke is leaving before completing the final film, Divergent: Ascendant. So the position of Divergent director is open. Read more...

Meet the Literal 'Lower Class' in the Newest High-Rise Trailer

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

So far, the High-Rise trailers have given us a lot of style but very little substance. Finally, we have a trailer where we see exactly where the discontent inside the titular building comes from—as well as the violence which ensues. Read more...

Jackie Earle Haley Will Play One of Preacher's Most Depraved Villains

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

AMC’s Preacher adaptation has found one of its big villains—and it’s recruiting Watchmen’s Jackie Earle Haley to play him. The network has announced Haley will play Odin Quidcannon across multiple episodes of the first season. Read more...

This Movie Trailer for Half Life Has Nothing to Do With the Video Game But You Should Watch It Anyways

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There are a few ways the upcoming movie Half Life differs from the beloved PC game Half-Life. First and foremost is a hyphen, whose absence is driving my spellcheck absolutely bonkers. The second is that despite being a scifi film about a solitary worker in an immense, abandoned scientific facility, it has nothing else in common with its more famous brethren. Read more...

Has Superman been irrevocably broken by years of writers trying to fix a “perfect” hero?

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Has Superman been irrevocably broken by years of writers trying to fix a “perfect” hero? Writing for The Atlantic, Asher Elbein examines why lackluster comic sales and controversial mass media adaptations reveal the struggle to tackle DC’s iconic superhero—but also what makes a good Superman story. Read more...

Back These Sexy New Comics From the Publishers of Smut Peddler!

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Since it began the Smut Peddler anthology in 2012, Iron Circus comics has been the home of great, sex-driven stories from female creators, across a wide variety of genres, genders, and sexualities. Now the publisher has headed back to Kickstarter to front two new books under the Smut Peddler umbrella. Read more...

Screengrabber Daniel Bryan Explains Concussions-Driven Retirement On WWE Raw | Jezebel Piteous Soul

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Screengrabber Daniel Bryan Explains Concussions-Driven Retirement On WWE Raw | Jezebel Piteous Soul Trump Jr. Bemoans the Trials Of Being a Billionaire’s Son | Gizmodo Chinese Fusion Test Creates 90 Million °F for 102 Seconds | Gawker Beeb Boop Robot Marco Rubio Malfunctioning in New Hampshire | Read more...

The Walking Dead Is Tackling A Major, Gruesome Moment From the Comics

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Plus even more rumors about a major death in Civil War. A familiar Force Awakens rumor re-emerges for Episode VIII. Arrow’s producer reveals that there could be big movie plans for Deathstroke. Plus, Game of Thrones casting, and the opening scenes from X-Files’ upcoming season finale. Spoilers now! Read more...

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

4 days 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...

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