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The Inhumans Comic is Adding Heroes From Both X-Men and Fantastic Four

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Marvel has wrapped up a week of comic book announcements with the official unveiling of The Uncanny Inhumans comic. We knew the Inhumans would be getting a series—duh, there’s a movie coming out—but what we didn’t know was that Team Inhumans would be bolstered by some major X-Men and Fantastic Four members. Read more...

io9 Newsstand: You Need to Read Everything Written by Amal El-Mohtar

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The characters in this week’s stories are in communion with their pasts, their past selves, and with people who are both at arm’s length and continents away. Read more...

io9 Book Club Reminder: Meet July 7 To Discuss Ken Liu's Grace Of Kings!

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This month, the io9 Book Club is reading The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu. We’ll meet on July 7 to discuss it. Join us! Read more...

The Essential Cyberpunk Reading List

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s now been over three decades since cyberpunk first exploded, and in that time we’ve seen gorgeous movies, read fascinating books, and seen dozens of offshoots like steampunk (and my new favorite, deco punk) develop. Here are the 21 cyberpunk books you absolutely must read. Read more...

Big News for the Next Seasons of Daredevil and Agents of SHIELD

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Some major details just dropped about the upcoming seasons of Marvel’s two biggest TV series— specifically, their nicknames. For instance, Daredevil showrunner Marco Ramirez is referring to season 2 as “Daredevil Vs. the Punisher” while Agents of SHIELD will basically be bringing Secret Warriors to TV. Read more...

The Batkid Documentary Will Melt Your Heart in the Name of Justice

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In November 2013, a five-year-old boy named Miles Scott won our hearts when the Make-A-Wish Foundation transformed him into Batkid for a day. The new documentary Batkid Begins takes us behind the scenes of that day and shows us how one kid’s wish became a massive phenomenon. Read more...

Pigs Are Much, Much Weirder Than You Ever Realized

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Did you know that in the Old West, people used to have pig drives, the same way they had cattle drives? They marched huge herds of pigs across the country to be slaughtered. Also, pigs attack and kill people every year, including one man who was pinned to his tractor. Show More Summary

Wayward Pines Offers Up More Big Revelations—and Some Agonizing Irony

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Wayward Pines took a week off after the 10-ton truth bomb that was episode five. Now that (some of) the characters are in on the town’s massive secret—and all of the audience is up to speed—the show returns to try and keep the momentum going with episode six, “Choices.” And it does! Read more...

Walking Dead and Star Wars Dominate Friday's Comic-Con Schedule

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Returned to San Diego Comic-Con, Star Wars has. As previously announced, J.J. Abrams, Kathleen Kennedy and Lawrence Kasdan will be in Hall H on Friday night, July 10, to provide “a special look” at Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And that’s not all! Read more...

This “Transitional Turtle” is the Stuff of Creationist Nightmares

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The discovery of Pappochelys, a Triassic-era reptile with a set of emerging turtle-like features, is helping scientists fill in an important evolutionary gap. Read more...

The 12 Most Incompetent Imperial Officers in Star Wars

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You can’t swing a dead womprat on a Star Destroyer without hitting a terminated Imperial officer, Force-choked to death by Darth Vader for some failure or another. But who deserved their termination the most? These dozen would-be heroes of the Empire, that’s who. Read more...

All The Clues That Jake Gyllenhaal Is Playing A Vampire In Nightcrawler

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Dan Gilroy’s atmospheric film Nightcrawler was hailed for its portrayal of a ruthless crime photographer... but is that all he is? Watch our video and decide for yourself! Read more...

XKCD Tips Its Hat to the Microbiome (and so Should You)

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When was the last time you thanked the bugs in your belly? Even if the concept of a “healthy” microbiome is flawed, the trillions of microorganisms living in your gut (and mouth, and vagina, and nose, etc.) play a vital role in many of your body’s functions. They’re so essential, many refer to the microbiome as an organ. Read more...

Kirk and Spock Sign for Star Trek 4 as Star Trek 3 Starts Filming

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Star Trek 3, likely to be called Star Trek Beyond, starts production this week aimed at its July 8, 2016 release date. But before that film is even a few days old, Paramount is already setting the table for part four. Read more...

Beijing Has Literally Quadrupled in Size Over Just the Last Decade

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A group of researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Stanford University used NASA’s satellite images to chart the growth of the Chinese capital city, and one of their more interesting findings was the astounding rate at which Beijing has grown during the last 10 years. Read more...

My Secret Nerd Shame: I've Never Watched Star Trek: The Next Generation

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I have a confession to make. I, James Whitbrook, io9 writer and Star Trek fan, have never seen a single, entire episode of The Next Generation. Not one. Read more...

Today's Best Media Deals: Studio Ghibli, Double Features, and More

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Amazon’s knocked several popular Studio Ghibli Blu-rays down to $17 today. These movies rarely get significant discounts, and today’s deals represent an all-time low price. Read more...

This Animated Timelapse of the Atlantic Slave Trade Is Disturbing

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

From the beginning of the 16th century to the 19th, slave merchants transported more than 10 million enslaved Africans to the New World. This eye-opening animation condenses over 20,528 voyages down to three agonizing minutes. Read more...

Play Arts Kai's Venom Isn't Crazy-Looking, But It Is Awesome

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There’s kind of a running theme going on with Play Arts Kai’s Marvel variant toys—they look great, but they lack the sort of delightful insanity the company’s DC output has. Venom continues that trend, but at least he looks kind of badass while doing so. Read more...

Ted 2 Is the Most Earnest Movie You Never Wanted to See

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The first Ted movie, about a teddy bear toy that comes to life for its boy owner, and causes major trouble when that boy becomes a grown-up, was gleefully dirty and intermittently hilarious. Its sequel takes a new direction, swapping raunch for earnestness. It’s problematic, to say the least. Read more...

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