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What If You Were Under House Arrest In A Haunted House? TWIST

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's officially the time when all the indie horror movies coming out in October start releasing their early buzz trailers! We love this time! Check out the new trailer for Housebound, a movie about a girl under house arrest in a haunted house. Read more...

Why Is It So Hard To Predict The Technology Of The Future?

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Attempting to predict the future is always a roll of the dice — even if we manage to correctly foretell where the winds will shift us, it is impossible to know what unexpected events will detour us on the way there. But what makes the technology of the future so particularly difficult to imagine? Read more...

Turns out Hollywood isn't so gay-friendly after all.

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Turns out Hollywood isn't so gay-friendly after all. A new study of 5,700 members of SAG-AFTRA found way more widespread (and blatant) discrimination against LGBT performers and other professionals than you'd have expected (or hoped.) There's a town hall about it, being livestreamed at 5:30 PST. Read more...

They Ate Sharks And Were Fifty Feet Long

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This image of the gigantic dinosaur Spinosaurus, from Dinosaur Planet, is only half-right. New research shows that these massive, sailbacked animals probably didn't rear up on their hind legs much. But they did spend most of their time in the water, engaging in badass battles with sharks. Read more...

Why Does The Universe Exist?

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here's philosopher Jim Holt delivering a TED talk with one of the TED-talkiest titles ever (just listen to the audience laugh in a paroxysm of absurd self-awareness): "Why does the Universe Exist?" And yet it's a pretty great presentation. Read more...

Bizarre Water Towers That Look Like Alien Spaceships

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

While many of us are familiar only with water towers that look like giant, featureless capsules, some folks get to gaze upon much more artistically designed water towers, with designs that would be perfect for a modern art museum, miniature golf course, or UFO. Read more...

Our Recovering Ozone Layer Shows Politics Can Make A Difference

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Finally, some good news about our troubled atmosphere: A UN study shows that the ozone layer is displaying early signs of thickening after years of depletion. It's on the road to recovery — an achievement that scientists say is due to political will. Read more...

The Cover Artist Who Combined "Sense Of Humor" And "Sense of Wonder"

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ed Emshwiller was one of the all-time great cover artists of science fiction and fantasy. And over at Geeky Nerf Herder, there's an absolutely eye-popping collection of his book and magazine cover art. Including a surprisingly large number of "Santa Claus in space" images. Read more...

?Stop Using The Term "Superclusters" —They Don't Actually Exist

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Earlier this week, we saw spectacular images of Laniakea, an enormous supercluster of galaxies that also holds the Milky Way. But astrophysicist Ethan Siegel says that supercluster is a meaningless term—a measurement of cosmic phantasms that have no real structure. Read more...

A Father And Son Forget One Part Of Their Yearly Offering To A Dark God

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A man drives with his father to make their yearly sacrifice to some malevolent power. Fruit? Check. Animal bones? Check. But when they realize they've forgotten the most important component of their offering, they have to change their plans. Read more...

Seriously, Why Did Everybody Think This Movie Was So Scary?

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sometimes a movie comes out and everybody says it's terrifying, so you go see it. And it's no big deal — maybe there's a jump scare or two, but basically you're unmoved. What is the worst offender in this category? Read more...

Alan Moore Just Wrote A Novel So Enormous People Can't Pick It Up

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The acclaimed author of Watchmen has recently finished his second novel, Jerusalem. Two interesting facts about it: 1) it's not set in Jerusalem, but Northampton, England, and 2) at over one million words, it's almost twice the size of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. Moore has said he doubts people will even be able to lift it. Read more...

This collection of Doctor Who short stories has some gorgeous covers

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Penguin Books is releasing an updated anthology of their Doctor Who short stories written by famous children's authors to include a new story for Peter Capaldi's Twelfth Doctor - but the real star of the collection has to be these amazing new minimalist covers for each book. Read more...

The Paradoxes That Define Our Relationship With Science Fiction

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Science fiction is the literature of change and discovery. So there are no limits to how far a science fiction story can go... except for scientific plausibility. And yet, science fiction is created by and for human beings, with all our weird limitations. So here are eight paradoxes that shape our relationship with SF. Read more...

Gawker What Is Scotland?

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Gawker What Is Scotland? An American Guide to the Scottish Independence Vote | Jezebel When You're a Black Woman, You're Never Good Enough to Be a Victim | Kotaku The Internet Reacts To Secret Super Smash Bros. Characters | Lifehacker The Most Important Etiquette Rules Kids Should Learn | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

Reading Harry Potter Could Make You A Better Person

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Three studies suggest that J.K. Rowling's storytelling style can sow the seeds of empathy in the minds of her readers. Read more...

Animated Field Guide To North American Butterflies Is Just Mesmerizing

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Few infographs capture the liveliness of their subjects, but Eleanor Lutz's lovely chart of 42 North American butterflies reminds us that these are living beings as each butterfly flaps its wings. Read more...

Bryan Fuller Promises To Keep American Gods' Orgasm Of Death Scene

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The long-awaited television adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods is moving forward, helmed by Pushing Daisies and Hannibal's Bryan Fuller. Naturally, we're nervous, but this recent interview with Fuller has calmed many of our fears. Spoiler talk ahead. Read more...

Andrew Garfield Blames Sony For Amazing Spider-Man 2's Non-Amazingness

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Forget the Sinister Six; if Andrew Garfield is correct, Spider-Man's most dangerous foes may be Sony executives. The star says the reason Amazing Spider-Man 2 flopped is because of interference from the studio, which removed too much of the story and left the movie a bit of a mess. Read more...

The First Space Vessel Designed Entirely for Tourists

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Right now, space tourism is just for the ultra-rich. But this experimental design for a cargo plane full of spaceships could make visits to low-Earth orbit part of everyday life. Read more...

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