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Madeline Ashby's Warped Singularity Novel Company Town Is Coming Soon!

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We've been excited about Madeline Ashby's futuristic thriller Company Town since she wrote an essay for us about it last April. This book was supposed to be out in October, but was delayed (along with some others) due to Angry Robot's sale to entrepreneur Etan Ilfeld. But now Ashby tells us Company Town has a new publisher, Tor Books. Read more...

Does Lego no longer promote creativity?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Yesterday BBC News' 'Magazine' section posed an interesting question: has Lego's growing success stifled the toymaker's imagination-driven products? Read more...

The Most Accidentally Hilarious Lines From Science Fiction And Fantasy

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sometimes our favorite movies and TV shows feature some hideously ridiculous dialogue. And this nonsensical and melodramatic speech is part of why some movies are such a guilty pleasure. Here are the 10 awesomest lines of unintentionally funny dialogue from science fiction and fantasy movies and television. Read more...

We've Got Good News And Bad News About Independence Day 2

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Finally some news to be thankful for! Independence Day 2 is officially greenlit. And now we can catch up with all our favorite characters. Like President Bill Pullman, the Levinson family and grown up Mae Whitman (who played the president's daughter). However, there's also some bad news. Read more...

The 20 Most Revolting Special Effects Ever Created [NSFW]

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ever since Star Wars, the special effects industry has taken us to amazing new worlds and recharged our sense of wonder. It's also grossed us the frak out. Exploding heads, severed limbs, strange mutilations... Here are the 20 most disgusting special effects of all time. Warning: NSFW! Read more...

Happy Thanksgiving

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Let us celebrate with one of the greatest Thanksgiving songs ever. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving/Thursday, everyone.

DNA Can Survive Sub-Orbital Spaceflight And Atmospheric Reentry

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The discovery is a boost for the Panspermia Hypothesis — but it's a potential nightmare for scientists concerned about interplanetary contamination. Read more...

First Look Inside the Attack on Titan Exhibit

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Tomorrow, an Attack on Titan exhibit will open in Tokyo. Here is your first peek at what's in store. Read more...

This Paradox Shows Why Irrational Choices Are Sometimes Better

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Psychologists and sociologists point out all the ways that human beings are far less rational than we like to consider ourselves. Sometimes, though, their analysis is blind to some of the factors humans consider automatically. And this paradox proves it. Read more...

The Redesigned Jem And The Holograms Look Reasonably Outrageous

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When IDW's new Jem and the Holograms comic arrives in March, the princesses of pop-rock will be sporting a brand new style, courtesy of artist Ross Campbell. Check out the cover for the first issue and the new looks of Jem, the Holograms, the Misfits, and more! Read more...

An Artist's guide to what's inside Batman's Utility Belt

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Batman's trusty belt has held a lot of gadgets and gizmos - as well as many Batarangs - but what exactly has the Dark Knight kept stashed away around his midriff over the years? Artist Kevin Tong rustled up this infographic-style artwork that takes a closer look. Read more...

The Mysterious Antikythera Mechanism Is More Ancient Than We Thought

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As if the freakishly advanced Antikythera Mechanism wasn't astounding enough, a new analysis suggests the astronomical device is older than archaeologists assumed. Read more...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Will Be Available Online Tomorrow

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Oh thank the Maker. After a great deal of posturing that they were only going to release the trailer for one of the most anticipated movies of all time in a mere handful of theaters, Disney has finally admitted — or relented — that the Star Wars Episode VII trailer will be available online tomorrow, too. Read more...

What Does A Return To An Iconic Location Mean For Game of Thrones?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Walking Dead's fall finale will break your heart. Another actor is rumored for The Force Awakens. Andy Serkis explains what his mo-cap company did for Age of Ultron. Where does Batman v. Superman's latest location represent? Plus, Guillermo del Toro turns in his Justice League: Dark script. Spoilers now! Read more...

A Klingon Christmas Carol’s Last Season

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

In December, the last performance of A Klingon Christmas Carol will take place in Chicago. This year’s performance will take place December 4-21 at the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago. A Klingon Christmas Carol is the first play ever to performed entirely in the Klingon language (with “English Supertitles and a narrative analysis from the Vulcan […]

Attack Wing Wave 10 Expansion Pack

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

A new expansion pack for the Star Trek: Attack Wing game has been announced. Star Trek: Attack Wing is a multi-player game from WizKids featuring pre-painted Star Trek ships. The game is set within the Trek universe. The Dominion 1st Wave Attack Fighters Expansion Pack will be part of the Wing Wave 10 release, which […]

The Visual Effects Behind This Year's Two Biggest Biblical Epics

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Both Noah and Exodus: Gods and Kings are epic films filled huge numbers of visual effects. And even though Noah is more fantastical than Exodus is supposed to be, there were a number of similarities. Read more...

It Comes Out of Space Itself to Eat Planets

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The warning signs were all there: the slow accumulation of orange gasses visible at night, the gradual brightening of the two spots that will become eyes, and the dark clouds and energy nets that surround your home planet. The myths were right and the earth is doomed. Read more...

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