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This is one of my earliest childhood memories. It is long before I had any siblings. I’m probably three years-old. It is the autumn of 1975.  I live in the northwestern […]

A Lone Astronaut Reaches Out to Earth's Last Refugees in Space

7 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Artist James Lewis works in the Creative Studio of the UK’s National Space Centre museum—a setting that’s clearly inspired a lot of his concept work. Read more...

January 18, 2017: Dark Matter Season 3 – Day 34 of 91!

Fandom has spoken!  Here are the results of our Name Dark Matter Episode 301 poll. Over 600 votes were cast and the winner is… “Being Better Is So Much Harder” Now the next thing I’m going to need you to do is identify which character said each of the aforementioned lines.  First one to guess […]

A Fairy Tale Bleeds Into Reality in the Eerie Trailer for American Fable

9 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On a Midwestern farm, a young girl delights in scary bedtime stories—until the fairy tales that she dreams about start taking shape in the real world, and not in a good way. Who’s that man being held captive in the creepy silo, and what’s up with that weird horseback rider who’s lurking in the fields? Read more...

New Books and ARCs, 1/18/17

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Here’s a fine-looking stack of new books and ARCs for your delight. See anything that particularly appeals to you? Tell me in the comments!

An Appreciation of That Weird Football Scene in Starship Troopers

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Before Johnny Rico goes off to become a bug-busting legend in the mobile infantry of Starship Troopers, he’s the star of his high school’s—well, let’s call it “space football” team. It’s weird, it’s ridiculous, and even in the short time its portrayed, the sport makes absolutely no sense. And that’s why we love it. Read more...

This Is as Close as Disney's Going to Get to Confirming the Pixar Connection Theory

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One of the most beloved theories of the internet over the past few years has been the “Pixar Theory”—the wild declaration that posits that every part of the Pixar animation oeuvre is part of the same universe. Disney has released a new video gathering every connection between Pixar films to date, and it’s the closest… Read more...

Patrick Stewart is Shit and Other News From Sony's Upcoming Animation Slate

10 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Yes, it’s true. Patrick Stewart is shit. The voice of the shit emoji, to be more specific, in the upcoming Emoji Movie. This casting tidbit was just one of many pieces of news Sony Pictures Animation released at an event today in Los Angeles. Read more...

Star Trek Titans: The Next Generation

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Titan Merchandise has announced the Star Trek Titans: The Next Generation – The ‘Make It So’ Collection. Coming after the original series...

Star Trek: The Original Series: The Face of the Unknown Review

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Star Trek: The Original Series: The Face of the Unknown by Christopher L Bennett The Story: “Investigating a series of violent raids...

UPDATE: Sarek Joins “Star Trek: Discovery” and Premiere Date Pushed Back

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi :

Sarek, Spock’s father, is the newest character added to Star Trek: Discovery, scheduled to premiere later this year. Actor James Frain has been cast in the role, a British actor who might be familiar to American audiences as Paul Raines on 24. Show More Summary

Star Trek: Discovery Delays And Casting News

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

There is good news and bad news today for fans waiting for Star Trek: Discovery. The good news is that James Frain...

Marvel Wants You to Love Captain Marvel Again

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Carol Danvers has had a rough few months being raked through the mud that was Civil War II. But she has a new comic series out this week, and perhaps more importantly to Marvel, a movie scheduled for 2019. So after spending the almost a year giving her a position she could not defend without coming across as awful,… Read more...

The Star Wars Prequels Have Never Looked as Good as On These Posters

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Star Wars prequels will forever be a point of contention. Some love them as their Star Wars trilogy. Others find them mindless and painful. But even people with opinions as opposing as those would agree, these new posters by Eric Tan are the best of what those films offer. Read more...

We Finally Know What’s Causing Namibia's Mysterious Fairy Circles

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For decades, scientists have struggled to understand the strange circles of barren land that litter the Namib Desert. Called “Fairy Circles,” their formation has been attributed to everything from supernatural forces to poison gas and subterranean insects. Now, scientists may have finally solved this enduring mystery. Read more...

27 Possible Future American Horror Story Storylines, Ranked

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

American Horror Story’s sixth season, Roanoke, ended in November; its reality show send-up was maybe the series’ most ambitious yet, following Murder House, Asylum, Coven, Freak Show, and Hotel. So what’s next, now that American Horror Story is confirmed to be returning for at least three more seasons? We have some… Read more...

Miles Morales Will Headline Sony's Animated Spider-Man Film

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The animated Spidey movie has its star, and it’s not Peter Parker. Miles Morales, the Ultimate Spider-Man, has been confirmed today as the protagonist of Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s upcoming animated movie. Read more...

The Beginning of the Trump Years

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

And for this one I’ll use the Q&A format I’d used in some earlier pieces about the incoming Trump administration. I knew you’d be back! Yes, fine. Let’s get to it. How do you feel about Trump taking office on Friday? I’m sort of relieved. Bwuh? Look, we’ve known this day was coming for two […]

The End of the Obama Years

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

I was asked in e-mail if I had any particular thoughts about the end of Obama years. I have quite a few, some of them complicated, but the short version is that I’ll be sad to see Barack Obama go. He was arguably the smartest president of the nine whose administrations I’ve lived through, and […]

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