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The Big Idea: Ryk E. Spoor

7 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Writers, rejoice! Ryk E. Spoor has solved the Second Novel in a Trilogy problem! What soloution does he apply, and how did he apply it to his novel Phoenix in Shadow? The answers are below. RYK E SPOOR: All of my books came with their own unique challenges; Grand Central Arena was supposed to capture … Continue reading The Big Idea: Ryk E. Spoor ?

Franck Khalfoun's Amityville: The Awakening gets title change, MPAA rating

We've been stoked about MANIAC remake director Franck Khalfoun's AMITYVILLE: THE REAWAKENING ever since first laying eyes on the trailer for the haunted house horror, and we were bummed when Dimension Films delayed the flick's release, from January 2, 2015 to a yet-to-be-determined date. Show More Summary

The Drownsman (2014)

MAY 4, 2015 GENRE: SLASHER, SUPERNATURAL SOURCE: BLU-RAY (OWN COLLECTION) There have been a number of horror films about people dealing with their fears (The Fear and its sequel, the more recent Fear Clinic), but apart from agoraphobia...Show More Summary

There’s No Getting Rid of This ‘Babadook’

I recently dove into The Babadook for a second time, since it was just sitting there in my Netflix queue, calling out to me like some sort of hellish Siren. This is a movie that’s stuck with me not just because of its effective use of atmosphere, or how genuinely frightening it often is. In […]

Watch The Crew Dragon Practice Saving Astronauts From Calamity

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Today marks an important step in NASA’s commercial crew program: the first pad abort test for SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon vehicle. The 2-minute test will run the capsule through emergency procedures that would fling astronauts free from harm’s way in case a launch goes catastrophically amiss. Read more...

Laurel Lance Is Getting Her Own Black Canary Action Figure

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

At first I thought it was a little weird that DC Collectibles’ Arrow series didn’t make a Laurel figure — but I’m kind of glad they waited. Instead of a “Laurel Lance, DA, with hamfisted pill addiction plotline action!” toy getting made, we’re getting an awesome Black Canary version of her. Yay! Read more...

This Animated Short Envisions Fears As Adorable Life Savers

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Nata Metlukh’s graduation project takes a lovely turn, following a man whose phone reveals fears as black dots living on everyone’s shoulders. As you encounter the thing you fear, they grow in size and power. Read more...

‘Goat Simulator’ Pokes Fun at Survival Games With ‘GoatZ’

Because an open-world game where you play as a goat that’s able to manipulate time and space in hilarious ways isn’t quite strange enough, this week, Goat Simulator will become even stranger. The purposeful glitch-fest will be getting some paid DLC tomorrow with the arrival of GoatZ. For $4.99, you can visit a new world […]

After The Nepal Earthquake, Everest Is A Little Shorter

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The world’s tallest mountain is a little shorter after the newly-named Gorka earthquake that hit Nepal in late April. Read more...

This Table Doubles As an Interactive Maze Game

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Labyrinth Table is a design by Benjamin Nordsmark. Underneath a piece of glass is a maze with three figures that can be controlled handles on the bottom of the table. Read more...

Hormones Drive California Newts To Travel And Transform

15 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Every winter, sex hormones have a remarkable effect on California newts (Taricha torosa), driving them to walk miles to their natal pond and inducing big changes in their anatomy. Find out more in this new video from KQED’s Deep Look series. Read more...

The Price Of Faith by Rob J. Hayes (Reviewed by Mihir Wanchoo)

Official Author WebsiteOrder The Price Of Faith here (US) and here (UK)Read Fantasy Book Critic's review of It Takes A Thief To Catch A SunriseRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Heresy WithinRead Fantasy Book Critic's review of The Colour Of VengeanceRead Fantasy Book Critic interview with Rob J. Show More Summary

‘PT’ Has Been Completely Removed From PSN: Cannot Be Redownloaded

Bad news for everyone who deleted PT from the PS4 and figured they could always redownload it. According to Kotaku, the demo has been completely wiped from the PSN servers, meaning that even if you had it before you’ll never be able to get it again. This goes against the standard scenario on the PSN, […]

Wear This Amazing Doctor Who/Beauty and the Beast Art on Your Feet

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

These shoes are printed with the work of Karen Hellion — whose art we heartily recommend — and are $69.99 from Shoe Fury. This particular print, showing a team-up we’d love to see, is called “Adventure Awaits.” Read more...

Syfy & Amblin Will Turn Brave New World Into A TV Series

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Aldous Huxley’s landmark scifi novel Brave New World is headed to the small screen but with an interesting set of partners, Syfy and Amblin Television. Alright... we’re listening. Read more...


As part of the INNSMOUTH Kickstarter campaign I am releasing my short film BLACK LULLABY to view online for FREE! until the campaign ends at Midnight on May 17. This 4 minute film is the climax to my classic photo series dealing with childhood fears called AFTER DARK, MY SWEET.  Like my photos, this film […]

Delightful Short Film Traces A Rock's Journey Over Millions Of Years

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In the short animated film An Object at Rest, we see a sleepy, anthropomorphized rock changing and moving over the course of eons. But the rock’s journey really speeds up — and its rest interrupted — once humans enter the picture. Read more...

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can get your hands on the digital edition of S. M. Stirling's Ice, Iron, and Gold for only 1.99$ here.Here's the blurb:New York Times best-selling Author S. M. Stirling’s first collection gathers his most interesting and evocative short stories, drawn from the length of his professional career. Show More Summary

Does The Machine Have A Plan? A Clip From Tonight's Person Of Interest!

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As we go into tonight’s season finale, it seems as though all is lost for the Machine Gang on Person of Interest. But wait — we’ve got an exclusive clip from tonight’s episode, in which Finch and Root still seem to have a few moves left. Read more...

The Halley's Comet Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight—Here's How To Watch

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Starting late Tuesday night and continuing on through early morning Wednesday, debris from Halley’s Comet will light up the sky in this year’s Eta Aquarid meteor shower. Here’s everything you need to know to spot as many meteors as possible. Read more...

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