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Play ‘Dying Light’ Tomorrow, Get Superhuman Strength

Developer Techland is celebrating the Internet’s favorite holiday by gifting everyone who’s still playing Dying Light with temporary superhuman strength. When the Bad Batch update goes live on April 1 every runner in Harran will have 24 hours to make use of their newfound powers before they’re taken away. The limited time ought to make […]

Among the Many Items Joining King Tut In the Afterlife ... Four Socks?

12 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There are all sorts of questions that spring immediately to mind when you think about King Tut: What killed him? Are curses real? What on earth is going on with his penis ? One question not asked enough is what he planned to wear in the afterlife. Read more...

My dear daughter got to pick between Elsa and Darth Vader for dress up.

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

My dear daughter got to pick between Elsa and Darth Vader for dress up. @isDARTHVADER — Stacey Kopp (@mskopp18) March 31, 2015 Read more...

A Haunting Tale of a Sinking Island, From Its Last House's Point of View

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This animated short by Lynn Tomlinson goes through the history of the last house on a sinking island in the Chesapeake. It functions almost like the house's life is flashing before its eyes, before it goes under the waves. It's like an even more depressing version of The Giving Tree Read more...

When Is a Spiral Galaxy Just a Disc? When It's Viewed From the Side.

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Hubble Space Telescope shows us the edge-view of galaxy NGC 5023. Even though NGC 5023 is a spiral galaxy, its orientation to the Hubble means that we can't see its arms, only a side view which shows us a disk. Read more...

‘Outlast’ and its Expansion Are Out Today On Mac, Linux

No longer will the users of fringe operating systems be left outside in the cold, all-encompassing darkness, away from The Groom’s loving embrace. Developer Red Barrels has confirmed that Outlast and its story expansion Outlast: Whistleblower will be rolling out on Mac and Linux today through Steam. So if your chosen platform is what’s been […]


MARCH 30, 2015 GENRE: GHOST SOURCE: THEATRICAL (REGULAR SCREENING) After screwing up my schedule, I found myself with 2+ hours to kill before my actual work shift started today, and thus opted to head next door to Citywalk - specifically...Show More Summary

Contributors announced for Speculative Fiction 2014 announced

Today, Book Smugglers Publishing announced the contributor list for Speculative Fiction 2014. This is the third volume of the Hugo Award-nominated series. Like its predecessors, the collection, edited by Renee Williams and Shaun Duke, aims to collect the best online SFF writing into one volume. Show More Summary

Get Your Survival Horror Fix With ‘Forgotten Memories’

Okay, first off, I can’t believe Forgotten Memories is an iOS game. The footage in this launch trailer has me excited about the graphical fidelity of my phone, which I’m a little ashamed to admit I’ve never used for gaming, and for the simple fact that this game looks genuinely freaky. It has some strong […]

You've Never Read A Book About Magic And Loss Like Signal To Noise

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Plenty of books use magic to talk about coming-of-age stories and the secrets that people bury... but few of them are as sad, or as evocative, as Silvia Moreno-Garcia's new novel Signal to Noise. Her story of three friends in Mexico City and their musical obsessions feels true, as well as truly sad. Read more...

Indie Horror ‘Kholat’ Has Been Delayed

The makers of the upcoming horror game Kholat have moved its release date back a few months to June 10 to allow them some time to polish it up. An announcement on its Steam page says the “additional time will be spent on testing, optimizing and debugging.” It looks like an early build was sent […]

Journey to the center (ahem, "centre") of the earth, with this interactive applet created by the fol

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Journey to the center (ahem, "centre") of the earth, with this interactive applet created by the folks at BBC Future. It's... surprisingly engaging. Read more...

Must Watch: 12 Monkeys' Amazing Coke-Fueled Himalayan Mummy Dance Party

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Even apart from its many other delights, Syfy's decision to make a TV series of 12 Monkeys will have been worth it just for this weird-ass scene where businessmen wheel out a thousand-year-old frozen corpse in a Japanese nightclub. Now THAT's a party! Watch for yourself. Read more...

Amidst The Field Of Hieroglyphics 

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Dr. Bulygin hadn't just found human writing among the broken monoliths. He'd discovered a Rosetta Stone, humanity's linguistic gateway to the community of the cosmos. Concept art by Shahab Alizadeh. Read more...

Hawkgirl Is Joining The Arrow/Flash Spinoff

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If it wasn't obvious already that the CW's new spinoff of the Arrow and Flash universe was an attempt to create a Justice League for TV, it is now. The show has revealed the first of three DC heroes joining the roster alongside Sara Lance, Ray Palmer and Martin Stein: Kendra Saunders, better known as Hawkgirl! Read more...

Is A Kilobit 1,000 Or 1,024 Bits?: A Mathematical Debate Explained

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What is a kilobit equal to? The answer is 1,000 bits, but some people say it should really be 1,024. Read more...

Stunning New Images Of Rhea Herald More Photos Of Saturn's Icy Moons

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For nearly two years, the orbital path of NASA's Cassini spacecraft has limited the mission's encounters with Saturn's moons. These newly released photos of the icy moon Rhea mark the spacecraft's return to the planet's equatorial plane, realm of the ringed world's frozen satellites. Read more...

Now It's Alien Isolation's Amanda Ripley's Turn To Get An Action Figure

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ripley figures are apparently like buses — you wait ages for one, and then a bunch come along at once. Now Ellen's daughter Amanda is joining the Ripley figure party as well. Rejoice! Read more...

Clash of Eagles

Imagine a world where the Roman Empire never fell, but instead continued to expand...Thus began the back cover blurb of the advance reading copy of Alan Smale's Clash of Eagles. I've never been necessarily too keen on alternate history novels, but this one clearly intrigued me. Show More Summary

Google’s ‘Ingress’ and ‘Endgame': What’s next?

Lord Ogre — that’s not his real name — wanted to lose weight, so he started playing “Ingress.” Silussa — […]

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