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The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a website where you'll find definitions for invented words like

21 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows is a website where you'll find definitions for invented words like "sonder," a noun describing the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. The DOS is also a YouTube series. Read more...

Peter V. Brett contest winner!

Since the book comes out today, here's the lucky bastard who will get his hands on my Advance Reading Copy of Peter V. Brett's The Skull Throne! For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.The winner is:- Joel Miller, from Santa Fe, New Mexico, USAMany thanks to all the participants!

Don't Watch This Clip If You're Afraid Of Heights (Or Killer Robot Bugs)

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Tom Selleck is fleeing from an evil mad scientist with a super gun (played by Gene Simmons from Kiss) so he gets into a freight elevator on a building site — only to go hundreds of feet up, and get trapped, when the elevator breaks down. And then the deadly robot insects show up... Read more...

Extract from Ken Liu's THE GRACE OF KINGS

Here's an extract from Ken Liu's The Grace of Kings, first volume in the Dandelion Dynasty series, for you to sample, compliments of the folks at Saga Press. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.Here's the blurb:Two men...Show More Summary

Introducing Women in SF&F Month 2015

23 hours agoGenres / Fantasy : Fantasy Cafe

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the fourth annual Women in SF&F Month at Fantasy Cafe! For the last few years, I’ve set aside reviews and other book coverage during the month of April and instead held a month-long series of guest posts highlighting some of the women doing amazing work in speculative fiction. Show More Summary

Giant Monsters Are Coming to ‘Resident Evil Revelations 2?

No, that’s not a screencap from Shadow of the Colossus, it’s from Resident Evil Revelations 2. The game received a free update today that finally lets owners of every version of the game to enjoy its addictive Raid mode online, either with a friend in a private game, or with a stranger via matchmaking. The […]

March 31, 2015: Welcome to Arcturus 4!

Welcome to space station Arcturus 4. It’s light years from Vega V in both distance and style.  V5 is a way station catering to business travelers and upscale shoppers while A4 is temporary home to some of this galaxy’s most notorious miscreants. Case in point, look at who we happened across this morning walking the […]

We Never Should Have Taught The Pandas How To Fly

23 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The pandas took to the skies as they took to few other things in their existence, and their own gut microbes were an integral to producing biofuel. The combination made them an unstoppable force — and they took back more than their habitat. Concept art by Steve Chinhsuan Wang. Read more...

‘Silent Hills’ Website Now Has One Less Kojima Logo

I hate that I still don’t have any good, or even meaningful, news to share with you today regarding the fate of Silent Hills. This story doesn’t offer much, but it’s something. To recap, about two weeks ago, Konami started getting rid of Kojima Productions’ entire online presence. Their branding was removed from the promotional […]


Activision have announced that the next game in their popular Call of Duty franchise will be called United Nations Diplomat and will feature the player experiencing the cut and thrust world of high-level international politics. "It's a departure for the series," Activision CEO Robert Kotick admitted. Show More Summary

It Follows Continues Being The Best Movie Ever, Expands To More Theaters

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It Follows (our favorite new horror movie) is growing! After a couple superb weekends, RADiUS and Dimension have announced that they're expanding the movie to an additional 1,655 theaters April 3rd. Which means your chances to see it just increased — and see it you should. Read more...

What If Avengers: Age Of Ultron Was A 19th Century Period Drama?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Some of the details that have trickled out about the next Avengers movie have been what we expected, while some have been surprising. But what if all that is to obscure a truly bold choice: making it a 19th century period drama? Okay, it's almost certainly not. But if it is, we hope that these plot points figure in somehow. Read more...

This ‘Arkham Knight’ Trailer is All About the Scarecrow

I’m usually against exclusives, but I may need to set aside my distaste for them when Batman: Arkham Knight flies down from the heavens this summer, because the PlayStation exclusive Scarecrow Nightmare Missions look like delicious insanity. The Scarecrow was arguably the best thing about Arkham Asylum, which I loved, so it’s good to see […]

Max Brooks' Advice To New Writers: "Be Brave, Put Your Stuff Out There"

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Max Brooks has had a pretty amazing career, including the acclaimed novel World War Z. But he has one regret — that he didn't start publishing way, way earlier. In a new interview, he advises writers not to let fear of judgment hold them back. Read more...

Watch What Happens When You Put A Hummingbird In A Wind Tunnel

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

High speed footage can reveal the unusual mechanics of a hummingbird's wingbeat. Here's how this remarkable aerialist keeps a level head, even in the face of aggressive wind and rain. Read more...

The Ninth Doctor Returns For All-New Comic Adventures In Time And Space!

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

10 years after he made his début, the Ninth Doctor is back in a new comic miniseries. But that's not all for this week's hottest new comics: DC's reality-altering Convergence event begins, the origins of Star Wars: Rebels' Kanan Jarrus are revealed, and an intriguing new series from Boom! Studios begins. Comics! Read more...

Melissa McCarthy Gets To Be James Bond—But Funny—In New Trailer For Spy

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig teams up with actress Melissa McCarthy once again for the new espionage comedy Spy. McCarthy plays a CIA analyst who snags her first mission in the field. As it turns out, spying isn't easy — though it is pretty funny. Read more...

Trailer For ‘Stitches’ Director’s ‘From the Dark’!

When a young couple embarks on a road trip through the Irish countryside, car trouble lands them in a place that few people would choose to visit, in the stunning new horror film From the Dark. From the director of the acclaimed Stitches(!), it will be available on VOD and Digital Download from Dark Sky […]

Creeptacular New ‘Insidious Chapter 3? Poster!

In addition to the incredible full trailer debut for Focus Features Insidious: Chapter 3, an insanely creepy new one-sheet has been released. I love how dark and gloomy it is, and how you can clearly see someone watching over a sleeping young girl. It’s super chilling stuff. The other new poster, on the other hand, […]

[Los Angeles] Free ‘Vampyros Lesbos’ Party On April 10th!

Rendezvous & Severin Films are proud to present the Blu-ray release party for Jess Franco’s iconic cult classics, Vampyros Lesbos and She Killed In Ecstasy. Join the party at the Hyperion Tavern in Los Angeles on Friday, April 10th for a FREE screening of Vampyros Lesbos (starring the lovely Ms. Soledad Miranda) at 8PM. In […]

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