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Takei Calls For Boycott

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Star Trek‘s George Takei is calling for a boycott of Indiana. The reason for Takei’s anger is because of a bill, SB101, recently passed in the state. According to the bill, “state and local government cannot substantially burden a person’s religion, including if that burden stems from a rule, unless the government has a ‘compelling […]

Home Is The Cutest Vision Of Colonial Domination You'll Ever See 

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In the new kids' animated movie Home, some unbearably cute aliens come to Earth and take our planet away from us, imprisoning the humans in, basically, reservations. And in the process, the movie manages to use cuteness to tell kind of a thoughtful story about imperialists who think of themselves as victims. Spoilers ho... Read more...

io9 Newsstand: The Best Stories from the Week of March 22 - 28

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This week's stories are all very personal and focused on a single character's inner life. They vacillate between sweetness and despair and hope and pain. Read more...

I’m Participating in Nerdcon: Stories This October in Minneapolis

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

And what is Nerdcon: Stories? This informational video might help: There’s also this ginchy Web site, with even more information. And for those of you who stubbornly refuse to follow links, the guests (aside from me) include: John and...Show More Summary

This Real Estate News Could Be A Massive Walking Dead Spoiler

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I know it sounds crazy, but I promise it's true. It's difficult to explain without discussing the spoiler itself, so please consider this your spoiler warning. Don't click if you don't want to know. Read more...

Ganymede's Bizarre Bulge Baffles Scientists

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There's a strange bulge on the Solar System's largest moon, one that measures 375 miles wide and nearly two miles tall. Scientists aren't entirely sure why it's there or what caused it, but it may have something to do with the Jovian moon's subsurface ocean. Read more...

Novel Completion Queries, Day Twelve

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Is the novel finished? NO Today’s question: What is the furthest away you’ve ever been from your home? My answer: So far, Melbourne, Australia, which is (or so Google tells me) 9,807 miles from my current hometown of Bradford, Ohio. However, that record is about to be broken, because on Sunday I get on a plane to … Continue reading Novel Completion Queries, Day Twelve ?

?The Enduring Myth Of Star Jelly

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

People have always written about star jelly, a gooey substance that appears after meteor showers or sightings of comets. When people are wandering through the woods, or across their lawns, and see some unidentified goo, they generally think, "Ew. Show More Summary

Is The World Ready For Black Mask's "Tube Comics"?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Black Mask Studios have made a name for themselves over the past few years for trying some interesting ideas with their comic books, but now they're branching out into video with new miniseries adaptations of some of their most popular series, to try and encourage more people to read comics. Read more...

In the World of Fantasy Literature, David Eddings Is Truly Magic

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

No one would ever accuse fantasy author David Eddings of being too complicated. Although he's known for several trilogies and five-part epics, Eddings creates fantasy worlds that seem like Middle-Earth for second graders. So, then, why are they so much damn fun to visit? Read more...

The Matrix-esque Short Sundays Will Become A Feature Film

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Short proof-of-concept Sundays video is getting a feature film thanks to Warner Bros. Wonderful, we've had a real dearth ofof virtual reality, "this isn't real", Matrix-like features. If that's what this short film is actually about??? Read more...

#24 When Do We Eat?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : WonderCon

WONDERCON ANAHEIM 2015 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY #24 When Do We Eat? Okay... let's figure out where we're going to eat at WonderCon Anaheim 2015! We can't go without food, right? ("Oh, look... there's an Official WonderCon 2015 T-shirt with Batgirl... I can eat tomorrow.") Read more

This Biohacker Used Eyedrops To Give Himself Temporary Night Vision

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A team of biohackers from California successfully induced a temporary sense of night vision by injecting a simple chemical cocktail directly onto the eye. Incredibly, it allowed them to see over 160 feet in the dark for a brief period of time. Read more...

Deadspin Woman Who Protested Oregon Accessing Rape Victim's Records: I'm Fired | Gawker Woman Jailed

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Deadspin Woman Who Protested Oregon Accessing Rape Victim's Records: I'm Fired | Gawker Woman Jailed for Incestuous Relationship With Father | Gizmodo I Paid a UX Expert $100 to Get Drunk and Evaluate Gizmodo's Design | Lifehacker How to Create Your Own Luck | Read more...

Surprise! This Is Your GIF Party

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Outfit your GIFs in their fanciest party clothes and put their favorite soundtracks on a continuous loop, because it's time to celebrate. Celebrate what you ask? You, your GIFs, and another week wrapping itself up. Read more...

The Big Idea: Cat Rambo

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

How long does a world exist for an author before it makes it into a novel? Sometimes it can be a long time indeed. As Cat Rambo explains, the world in which her novel Beasts of Tabat takes place was a land she knew and wrote about well before this novel came to be. CAT RAMBO:  … Continue reading The Big Idea: Cat Rambo ?

?How To Fight Fire With Nuclear Bombs

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In the 1960s and 1970s, the United States attempted to improve the image of nuclear bombs by using them for public works. This went about as poorly as you'd suspect. Read more...

Do These Set Photos Reveal A Massive Change In Arrow's Status Quo?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

An Avengers: Age of Ultron TV spot includes our new favorite stunt. Trek 3 writer Simon Pegg explains what he learned from Star Trek Into Darkness. Do we already know who's directing Inhumans? Plus what's up with Mockingbird on Agents of SHIELD. And Game of Thrones could feature book storylines that nobody expected to see. Spoilers Now! Read more...

‘Bloodborne,’ where death becomes a comfort

THE PLAYER There are some games I simply cannot play. That sentence is one that is unique to the interactive […]

Because He's Smart, Sam Heughan Wants a Doctor Who/Outlander Crossover

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Of course Sam Heughan thinks a Doctor Who/Outlander crossover. It's a perfect idea. Outlander's already got time travel in its plot, why not have the Doctor show up? Plus, we currently have a Doctor who sports a Scottish accent. It's a perfect match! Read more...

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