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Review: What The Story Of ‘Far Cry 4? Gets Right

Onthesurface,FarCry4seemslikeafairlysimplestory.You’vegotyourloathsomevillain,PaganMin,andhisdrug-dealing,deathmatch-stagingflunkies.Andyou’vegottheheroicrebelsfightinghim,theGoldenPath.Butthestory,onceyoustartplayingthegame,isalotmShow More Summary

The First Trailer For LucasFilm's Strange Magic Isn't Strange Enough

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We only first heard about Lucasfilm's new CG animated movie Strange Magic when it was announced a week and a half ago as a musical semi-remake of A Midsummer Night's Dream with pop songs. Now the first trailer is here, and unfortunately it looks like stuff we've seen many times before. Read more...

The 19th Century Blueprint For A Massive Mind-Control Machine

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

James Tilly Matthews was a peace activist 200 years ago, during the Napoleonic Wars. He was confined to Bedlam asylum because he attributed the bloody conflict to a secret society using futuristic mind-control devices, which he illustrated in exquisite detail, rivaling the technical drawings of engineers. Read more...

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories of the Week for November 17 - 22

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This week Vice announced their new SFF magazine, Terraform. As mentioned previously in this column, new 'zines are always coming along and this is good news most of the time. However, Terraform's birth was not the occasion for celebration, but a throwdown. Read more...

for my fellow pibble owners…

We have officially reached that time of year where it’s cool enough at night for my dogs to activate “DAD WE NEED TO SLEEP UNDER THE COVERS OKAY” mode.

‘Strange Magic’ trailer offers singing elves, fairies and goblins

Disney has released the first trailer for the upcoming Lucasfilm animated musical “Strange Magic,” offering a glimpse of the movie’s […]

?6 Episodes That Prove Nathan Fillion's Show Castle Is Science fiction

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Nathan Fillion will always be best-loved by nerds for his role as Captain Mal Reynolds on Firefly, but did you know he's also starred in another major scifi franchise? It's called Castle — yes, the show where he's a mystery writer solving crimes with police detective (and love interest) Kate Beckett. Don't believe me? The truth is right here. Read more...

The Complete Indiana Jones, HBO on Blu-ray, More Great Book Deals

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Pick up the whole Indiana Jones saga for just $35 on blu-ray today only, but hurry up, there's a boulder rolling toward you. [Amazon] Read more...

This One-Page Comic Explains Why Batman Never Seems To Die

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Night after night, Batman faces Gotham's most fearsome criminals: gangsters, lunatics, and supervillains. And while he may take the occasional pummeling, he manages to survive those long nights. Or does he? Read more...

Intoxicated Birds Can Sober Up Safely In This Yukon Drunk Tank

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This is that special time of year when birds in the Yukon get plastered by eating fermented berries. The drunks birds fall out of trees, fly into objects, and pass out. To help, local environmentalists have set up a special holding tank where they can sober up. Read more...

Ascension Trailer Explains The Whole Premise Of Syfy's New Space Show

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Still confused about the premise behind Syfy's new space series Ascension? Then this is the trailer for you. This recently released promo spells out all the themes this series has been promising to kick around, such as the "Upstairs, Downstairs" aspect, its retro style and space murder! Read more...

Today In NOPE: This Guy Had A Tapeworm Crawling Around In His Brain

It’soneoftheclassichorrorstories:Aninsectcrawlsintoyourheadthroughyourear,andslowlyeatsitswayacross.Whenitleaves,youfindoutitlaideggs.Inyourbrain.Fortunately,theguywe’reabouttotellyouabouthasnotexperiencedthatlastpart,whichisgoodbecausethatwouldjustbeaddinginsulttoterrifying,revoltinginjury.

In The Brilliant New Hunger Games Film, Katniss Can't Escape The Arena

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The third movie in the Hunger Games series is supposed to be the one where the frame pulls back and reveals a bigger world than the teen arena of the first two. Instead, Mockingjay Part 1 does something more daring: it shows how all of the dystopian land of Panem is just the Arena writ large. Minor spoilers ahead... Read more...

The polar vortex was all over the news (and our thermostats) last year, and for many people that was

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The polar vortex was all over the news (and our thermostats) last year, and for many people that was first they'd heard of the alarming phenomenon. But the phrase actually originated over 150 years ago in a magazine edited by Charles Dickens, as explained in this linguistic history of the term. Read more...

Two Official Starships Collection Previews

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Two more ships from The Official Starships Collection will debut early next year in the UK and in the summer in the US. In addition, another special edition will be released, featuring a ship from Star Trek into Darkness. Issue Forty will include the refit Excelsior class USS Enterprise-B, while issue Forty-One will feature a […]

Saldana: Women Issues In Hollywood

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Star Trek into Darkness‘ Zoë Saldana would like to see more diversity in movies and the playing field more level for women working in Hollywood. If you’re female in Hollywood, “You have to fight harder; you have to be better; you can’t rest,” she said. “It’s not okay. We need more women.” The actress is […]

A 1,300-Year-Old Egyptian Book Of Spells Has Been Deciphered

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Do you want to cast love spells? Exorcise demons? Subjugate your enemies? These and other arcane invocations can be found in the Handbook of Ritual Power, an 8th-century, 20-page codex that has been translated and published by two scholars of religion and ancient history. Read more...

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