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This Week's Puzzle Requires Outside-The-Box Thinking. Really!

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Or rather, more accurately, it requires outside the “pen” thinking — pigpen thinking, to be exact. Read more...

We May Soon Finally Know Which Teen Actor Is Playing Spider-Man

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The mad dash to cast Spider-Man for Captain America: Civil War (and a slew of films beyond) continues, with a new report stating that producers have narrowed the field from 1,500 hopefuls to a final six. Since Civil War is already in production, we should know soon who emerges victorious from the casting cage match. Read more...

Tonight, Halt and Catch Fire's New Season Takes On Computer Gaming

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The second season of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire returns to AMC tonight with a whole new focus: internet gaming. Read more...

Today's Best Deals: Better Beach Umbrellas, Contigo Bottles, More

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s nearly June, which means it’s time to stock up on beach gear, and I can’t endorse the Sport-Brella Beach Umbrella highly enough. I bought this thing for about $55 last summer, but today only, Amazon’s selling them for just $36. Read more...

Author Paolo Bacigalupi On Optimistic Science Fiction

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Hugo-Award winning author Paolo Bacigalupi is on tour in support of The Water Knife, and at his event yesterday in Brookline, Mass., he was asked about the disparity between “optimistic” scifi and “pessimistic” scifi. One of his observations: “Science fiction hunts for the techno fix, not the social fix.” Read more...

A History of DC Crossovers: The Dark Age

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ooh boy. This is going to be a tough one. Previously, the Bronze Age ended with the publication of Watchmen and Dark Knight Returns. From now on, due to the success of those two books, comics would take a turn for the dark and the edgy. Show More Summary

The Original Art Behind Some of the Craziest Star Wars Posters

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Thanks to Budapest Poster Gallery I had the opportunity to take a very close look at the original oil paintings for the world famous Hungarian Star Wars movie posters. The three original artworks are going to be auctioned off this Sunday, May 31, and now you too can examine them closer than ever. Read more...

Woody Harrelson Is An Ideal Choice To Star In Clowes Adaptation Wilson

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If negotiations go as planned, Daniel Clowes (Ghost World) will write the script for the big-screen adaption of his graphic novel Wilson, with Woody Harrelson playing the cranky title character and Laura Dern as his ex-wife. Read more...

I Won a $5,000 Magic: The Gathering Tournament on Shrooms

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I’ve done a lot of things while tripping on mushrooms. I’ve eaten meals, taken walks in the park, even closed my eyes and chilled out to my favorite tunes. But, until a few weeks ago, I’d never won first place—and $5,000—in a Magic: the Gathering tournament. Read more...

And Now, A Pair Of Dachshunds Dressed As Astro-Dogs

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Or would that be cosmo-dogs? Weiner-nauts? All we know is, there was a dachshund parade in St. Petersburg, Russia, today, and these two li’l sausages were helping lead the charge. Read more...

Meet Eris, The Solar System's Largest Dwarf Planet

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Eris is the largest dwarf planet in the Solar System, and the ninth largest body orbiting our Sun. Sometimes referred to as the “tenth planet,” its discovery is responsible for upsetting the traditional count of nine planets in our Solar System, as well as leading the way to the creation of a new astronomical category. Read more...

San Andreas Is A Hit. Which Fault Will Hollywood Target Next?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

San Andreas has already raked in more dough than the entire haul of last year’s tornado thriller Into the Storm. Which, in originality-starved Hollywood, means only one thing: MORE EARTHQUAKES! Which fault line will form the backdrop for the next Rock-starring disaster drama? There’s one obvious choice. Read more...

For Cartoon Studies Graduates, Even The Diploma Is A Work Of Art

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When students attending the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont complete their degree, they are issued a spectacular diploma. Here’s what was given to the Class of 2015: Read more...

How Stargate and Star Trek Paved the Way for the Marvel Movie Universe

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Since 2008, Disney has dominated summer blockbusters with their Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, their project isn’t the first to play with stories across television and film: television shows such as Star Trek and Stargate helped to pave the way for complicated worlds with multiple stories. Read more...

“The problem — for writers, and for writing itself — is that it’s easier to be a ghost than to be a

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

“The problem — for writers, and for writing itself — is that it’s easier to be a ghost than to be a writer,” observes this long-form Atlantic piece on authors working within the mysterious yet staunchly business-driven world of ghostwritten book series for kids, including The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. Read more...

From Sweden, Cuban Crocodiles Return To Their Parents' Swampy Birthplace

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In the 1980s, cosmonaut Vladimir Shatalov was given a couple of crocodiles by Fidel Castro. The pair (named Castro and Hilly) spent time in Moscow before ending up at Stockholm’s Skansen Zoo. This week, ten young descendants of the original crocs returned to Cuba, where they’ll be released back into the wild. Read more...

In The Wake Of Tomorrowland's Failure, Disney Kills Tron 3

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Disney has officially powered down Tron 3. Last night, The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the company has decided to halt preparations for the third film in the cyberpunk franchise. The move comes just a week after Tomorrowland pulled in a disappointing Memorial Day weekend box office. Read more...

Marvel's Secret Wars So Far

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’ve had a couple weeks of Secret Wars comics come out but so far I haven’t seen any discussions, so I thought I’d make a post with my takes of the titles I’ve read so far and hope all you readers can fill me in on what I’ve missed. Spoilers ahoy. Read more...

These Cartoon Animals Are The Most Adorable Mech Pilots In The Universe

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Artist Evan Palmer draws a mech-filled future that we just want to cuddle and hug. Adorable cats, dogs, bunnies, and pigs pilot colorful and complicated machines — and engage in the cutest battles we’ve seen. Read more...

This Stretched-Out Wolf's Pee Smells Like Marijuana

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is a maned wolf. It’s not a wolf. It has ridiculously long legs. And it pees chemicals that smell so much like pot that once the police were called to a zoo to investigate nonexistent pot smokers. Read more...

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