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This Week's TV: Shark Week Returns With Spawn of New Programs

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

What’s on TV this week? Werewolves, lions, and interplanetary nuns! It’s also Shark Week, so you’ll probably be busy. Also: The Strain and Dominion return for a new season. All this and Mark Hamill, on this week’s TV! Read more...

Why Does Batman Hate Superman in Batman v. Superman?

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

How will future Terminator films handle John Connor? Netflix may be having trouble deciding how to take on Iron Fist. Plus there’s a ton more Batman v Superman details, speculation on the return of a certain Game of Thrones star, and new looks at Mockingjay Part 2 and Once Upon A Time. Spoilers Get! Read more...

Starred Review of The End of All Things in Publishers Weekly

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Well, this is a nice way to start the week: Publishers Weekly give TEoAT a starred review, which means they find the novel especially notable. Along with calling it “polished and powerful,” they also note: Scalzi knows just how... Read More

July 5, 2015: Comic Con! Dark Matter links! Mailbag!

Going to San Diego Comic Con?  So is Dark Matter!  In addition to our Thursday night (7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., Room 6BCF) panel in which Melissa O’Neil (TWO), Anthony Lemke (THREE), Jodelle Ferland (FIVE), Roger Cross (SIX), and Exec Producers Jay Firestone, Vanessa Piazza and I spill on the show’s first season, we’ll also be […]

Beercan Solargraphs Show Off Our Brilliant Sun

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This fantastic compilation of solargraphs were taken with beer cans: homemade pinhole cameras with a paper negative inside. These sixteen were among the best that the Philippus Lansbergen Public Observatory in Middleburg, Netherlands received. Read more...

Attack Wing wave 16 previews

June saw wave sixteen of expansions for the miniatures game Star Trek: Attack Wing, and now Wizkids have released images showing the three new ships released, as packaged, and with the full contents of each pack.This latest wave included the USS Dauntless, the Ferengi Marauder Kreechta, and the USS Pasteur. Show More Summary

Global Politics Are A Deadly Game In Genevieve Valentine's Persona

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In Genevieve’ Valentine’s novel Persona, international politics are a sort of game played on an international level: diplomats are carefully chosen for their charisma, and follow a detailed script. When a C-level diplomat, Suyana Sapaki is almost killed, she finds herself involved in a desperate chase for survival. Read more...

Deep Space 9 frisbee!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it's a huge space station hurtling through the sky at you! Fear not though, the new Deep Space 9 frisbee is made of soft foam, so won't hurt too much if you catch it with your head instead of your hands. Show More Summary

Teachers Decorate School Lockers To Look Like Gigantic Bookshelf

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

High School lockers are incredibly boring, just rows of metal boxes that line the hallways. A group of teachers in the Biloxi Junior High School in Biloxi Mississippi decided to change things up a bit, and painted the ones in their school to look like book covers. Read more...

Spaghetti Western Meets Star Wars In The Twelve Parsec Stare

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There’s always been a solid connection between Westerns and the Star Wars films, but this latest fan film is a nice combination of the two. Boba Fett tracking people down in the Outer Rim badlands? Yes please. Read more...

The New Republic has an excellent look at Shirley Jackson and why she is “in the class of writers wh

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The New Republic has an excellent look at Shirley Jackson and why she is “in the class of writers who require fierce advocates to keep her work alive. Her horror is domestic; it takes place in the familiar world of the kitchen, the family, and known and loved objects. It unsettles too much to be read comfortably.” Read more...

The History And Evolution Of The G.I. Joe Action Figure

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Mental Floss has a fantastic article on the history of the iconic G.I. Joe action figures, and how Joe had to be rebooted in the 1970s to appeal to new consumers. Read more...

When You Play The Game Of Thrones, You Rock Or You Die

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Foo Fighter’s front man David Grohl recently broke his leg during a show last June, and had cancelled several shows. The band went back on stage, with Grohl perched on a throne of guitars that looks like it was more than a little inspired by Game of Thrones. Read more...

Thresher Is A Horrifying Tale Of Inter-Dimensional Terror

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fans of Lovecraft and Weird Fiction will get a kick out of this short film by Mike Diva: Thresher. Following an man trying to get into a locked room, we find that there’s just some doors that shouldn’t be opened. Read more...

Sunday Puzzle is on holiday this weekend.

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sunday Puzzle is on holiday this weekend. In its place, try your hand at this puzzle from The New York Times. NYT’s David Leonhardt calls it short, interactive game that “sheds light on government policy, corporate America and why no one likes to be wrong.” I like it because it’s meta. It’s a puzzle about puzzle-solving. Read more...

First Concept Art From CW's Legends of Tomorrow Looks Exciting

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Legends Of Tomorrow isn’t due out until 2016 on The CW, but Entertainment Weekly has a cool glimpse of some concept art, and it looks exciting. Read more...

Seattleites Like Naming Pets After Geek Icons

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Live in Seattle and own a pet? Chances are, you’ve named them after something geeky. went through the names of every pet registered in the city, and found that many Seattleites have named their pets after pop culture icons. Read more...

Witness The John Carter Film That Could Have Been

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

People have been trying to make Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Barsoom novels and his iconic hero John Carter of Mars into films since the 1930s, and it wasn’t until 2012 that Andrew Stanton released his adaptation. Now, a Presentation Reel of another adaptation has surfaced, and showed us what we might have gotten. Read more...

#28 San Diego Weather for Comic-Con Week!

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 TOUCAN TIP OF THE DAY! #28 San Diego Weather for Comic-Con Week! We don't want to sound like a broken record, but the weather mantra for the next week? "Partly cloudy, low 70s" can be repeated again and again and again... Read more

The Pluto Probe Went Into Safe Mode, And We Don't Know Why

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The New Horizons spacecraft is rapidly soaring closer to Pluto for our first flyby of the distant almost-planet. But something went wrong on Saturday afternoon, knocking the probe out of communication for over an hour. Now we’re back in touch and trying to figure out what happened. Read more...

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