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The Big Idea: Gwenda Bond

16 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

You’ve heard of Shakespeare in the Park, but Shakespeare at the circus? That may be a new one. But that didn’t stop Gwenda Bond from using one of the bard’s most popular plays as one of the inspirations for her new novel, Girl on a Wire. Now she’s here to talk about how to achieve […]

10 People on Whom Immortality Was Totally Wasted

17 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It's hard for the average person to understand why anyone wouldn't want to be immortal. Immortality has been a fruitful lens for fiction to examine the human condition. But sometimes there are immortals who completely fail to get the horror of immortality across. Instead, you can't help but think you'd do better. Here are ten of them. Read more...

Community Will Have to Continue On Without Shirley

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There's so much sadness in this story: Nicole Yvette Brown has announced that she will not be joining the show on Yahoo! in order to take care of her ailing father. That's just heartbreaking on every level. Read more...

New ‘Batman V Superman’ Set Pictures Show Civilian Backlash And A Huge Spoiler

19 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Gamma Squad

Morespoiler-ishphotosarebeingsnappedontheDetroitsetofBatmanVSuperman:DawnOfJustice.Thistimewe’reseeingweweren’ttheonlyonesperturbedbyhowcasuallySupermandestroyedbuildingsinMetropolisinsteadofluringthefightawayfromcivilians.ThefirstseveralphotosbelowshowprotesterscarryingsignssayingthingslikeSuperDeath(Ilovethatband)andtheamusinglysarcasticThanksforthe“help”.

A new Gerry Anderson puppet show is heading to Kickstarter

22 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Gerry Anderson is a name forever burned into the minds of kids who grew up with sci-fi series like Fireball XL5, Captain Scarlet, Stingray and of course, Thunderbirds - but with a little help from crowdfunding, we might get to see a new Anderson-created Puppet series hit screens called Firestorm. Read more...

The Cast Reading the New Middleman Graphic Novel Is the Best Thing

23 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

THE BEST THING. NO THINGS ARE BETTER. The much-beloved Middleman only lasted on TV for 12 episodes, but it's still beloved by many a fan. And after a successful crowdfunding campaign, the original cast has reunited to read the script of the new graphic novel. So get out your milk flasks and your cruelty-free vegan candy, and tuck in. Read more...

We Can All Give Up Now: The Robot Cheerleaders Have Come to Take Over

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

And they're adorable. This is it, right? This is how the robot apocalypse happens: With a vanguard of cheerleaders doing synchronized routines with color-changing pom poms. We'll be too distracted when the overlords follow. Read mor...

Eugie Foster

I was very saddened to read that Eugie Foster passed away on Saturday. For a time, she was my editor at The Fix, a short lived publication that focused on reviewing the short fiction market. She also contributed a fascinating article on creative procrastination and Kanji to this blog many years ago. Show More Summary

‘Sons of Anarchy’: Any Excuse To Rage

Things go horribly awry when SAMCRO attempts to make good on a deal, while Lin strikes back in 'Sons of Anarchy' season 7, episode 4: 'Poor Little Lambs.'

September 30, 2014: My new mystery show!

Well, it’s actually a scifi series, but it IS a mystery insofar as no actual details have been released.  I’ve been told the network will only make an official announcement once the deal has been finalized – and it looks like those lawyers sure are being sticklers.  So…soon? Certainly before we go to camera in […]

‘John Wick’ Final Trailer: The Badass is Back

The final trailer for 'John Wick' illustrates why one should never mess with Keanu Reeves' puppy dog.

SR Geek Picks: Best Metroid Cosplay, What the ‘Buffy’ Cast Looks Like Now & More

Best Metroid cosplay ever; top 10 movie dance scenes; things only 'Breaking Bad' fans will understand; and more.

Watch This Droplet Move Through A Maze By Itself

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Well this is something you certainly don't see every day. It's a tiny droplet of alcohol that's autonomously navigating a maze in an effort to reach a target. The researchers who set up the experiment say it could lead to some interesting new technologies. Read more...

‘Community’ Season 6 Won’t Include Yvette Nicole Brown

'Community' has lost another member of the main cast as Yvette Nicole Brown exits prior to the 6th season due to a family matter.

‘Zombieland 2? Back in Development; New Writer Attached

Sony Pictures revives 'Zombieland 2' with Ruben Fleischer expect to return as director and Dave Callaham (The Expendables) attached as screenwriter.

We Have a "Duty" to Explore Space, Says Elon Musk

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Does humanity deserve to survive, after all the harm we've done? This is one of the main issues tackled in a fascinating interview with Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX. published today in Aeon magazine. Musk has a pretty eloquent answer. Read more...

8 Movies We’re Looking Forward To: October 2014

The genre fare joins the awards contenders in a month packed with exciting releases. Here are 8 films we're looking forward to in October.

Box Office Prediction: ‘Gone Girl’ vs. ‘Annabelle’

Our box office predictions for the weekend of October 3-5, where 'Gone Girl' will face off against 'Annabelle'.

Fantastic Iron Man Fan Film Stars A CG Robert Downey Jr.

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you love watching the Iron Man armor deploy, you're in for a treat. In this animated sequence, Tony Stark (with his almost eerie computer-generated Robert Downey Jr. face) has to get dressed quickly when the Ten Rings fires a missile at his car. Read more...

What The Hobbit Diet Reveals About Life On Middle Earth

yesterdayGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After learning about the Tolkien estates downright unseasonable ban on pumpkins appearing anywhere on Middle Earth, a second, and very important question arose: What about potatoes, precious? Read more...

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