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These Animal Hatching Videos Could Inspire Some Freaky Horror Films

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you want to design a truly bizarre alien creature, you really don’t need to look farther than our own animal kingdom for inspiration. And some Earth-dwelling critters look especially odd when they’re first hatching into the world. Don’t believe us? Check out these videos of not-so-cute hatchlings. Read more...

Noelle Stevenson talks ‘Lumberjanes,’ ‘Nimona’ and her online roots

A new issue of “Lumberjanes” hit shelves Wednesday, kicking off a new arc in the continuing adventures of the campers […]

In The 18th Century, Wig-Stealing Bandits Roamed England's Countryside

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You may have heard tales of the highwaymen who, long ago, roved the old British highways in search of gold and silver coins to steal. But, it turns out, that there was also another treasure they sought: wigs. Read more...

Our Best Glimpse Yet Of The Stunning Medusa Nebula

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Located 1,500 light years away and measuring four light-years across, the gorgeous Medusa Nebula offers a sneak preview of what our Sun will look like when it finally enters into its final death throes. Read more...

‘Star Wars Epic Yarns': Jack and Holman Wang reconstruct the classics

The original “Star Wars” film trilogy is given a new spin in the word book series “Star Wars Epic Yarns.” […]

Which Superpower Would Make Someone Basically Unstoppable?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fantasy and science fiction stories are full of people who have incredible powers — and yet, they’re not just ruling over the rest of humanity, or luxuriating in untold wealth and luxury. Which superpower would make someone basically an unstoppable ubermensch if you took it to its logical conclusion? Read more...

Deadspin Jamie Foxx’s Doc Rivers Impression Is Perfect | Gizmodo We Got Buckminster Fuller’s FBI Fil

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Deadspin Jamie Foxx’s Doc Rivers Impression Is Perfect | Gizmodo We Got Buckminster Fuller’s FBI File | Jezebel How Al Jazeera America Went from a Home for Idealists to a Sexist Mess | Kotaku Video Game Strategy Guide Found In Osama Bin Laden’s Compound | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

Even Lex Luthor Is Getting A New Look In DC Comics

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s not just DC’s superheroes that are getting makeovers in the new post-Convergence comic books, dubbed “DC You”; the villains are too! Just as rumors have begun to swirl that Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor will don his iconic green and purple powersuit in Batman v Superman, the comic Lex is upgrading to look that’s a bit more cyberpunk. Read more...

First Cooties Trailer Chronicles The Dawn Of The Tweenage Dead

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here’s a twist on the zombie genre we haven’t seen before. In the horror comedy flick Cooties, only those who haven’t been hit by puberty can be infected by the zombie virus, forcing the teachers of this school to take a stand against their once-adorable students. Prep your cootie shot and watch the first trailer here. Read more...

Peter Dinklage Teams Up With Coldplay For Game Of Thrones: The Musical!

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For Red Nose Day, Game of Thrones’ Peter Dinklage is singing a hilarious blues jam about the fact that he’s “Still Going Strong” after Ned Stark, Robert Baratheon and so many other great characters have died. Basically, he’s paid the cost to be the boss. [h/t Frank!] Read more...

Honor Harrington's Cat Has Its Own Adventure In This Final Comic Prequel

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The third and final comic prequel ahead of Honor Harrington’s return to comics is here — but this week, it’s all about Honor’s faithful companion, Nimitz the Treecat. io9 is proud to present the finale of Facets of Honor, The Deep Woods! Read more...

May 20, 2015: And that’s a wrap on Dark Matter’s first season!

Annnnnnd we’re done!  More or less.  I’ve still got my producer cuts of episode #112 and #113 to complete, all the mixes to sit through, and visual effects to approve but, for all intents and purposes, production on Dark Matter’s first season is complete.  It’s hard to believe that this time last year, I honestly […]

A Webcomic About A Disgruntled Mars Researcher You Need To Start Reading

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Der-shing Helmer, creator of The Meek, is back with a new webcomic, and it’s set on Mars. In Mare Internum, an entomologist arrives at an isolated Mars research station just as another researcher has been fired. But before he departs, these two scientists will learn a great deal about each other’s troubles. Read more...

Laibach Explains Why Science And Fiction Are Such A Powerful Combination

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Slovenian avant-garde rock band Laibach references science fiction a lot in their music, from Margaret Atwood to Kurt Vonnegut — and they did music for the science fiction spoof Iron Sky. In a new interview, they explain why science fiction is such an important dialectic for them. Read more...

We Got Buckminster Fuller's FBI File

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Buckminster Fuller was a world-renowned architect, math-obsessed designer, and affable weirdo. He died in 1983, but Fuller is still remembered fondly today for his geodesic domes and his three-wheeled cars. Despite extensive historical interest in the man, his FBI file has never been made public. Until now. Read more...

Alex Ross' Justice League Designs Are Getting Snazzy Action Figures

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Well, again, that is. Long ago DC Direct, before they were relaunched as the current DC Collectibles, made a series of 7” scale Justice League action figures based on the artwork of the iconic comic book artist Alex Ross. Missed out the first time? Good news! They’re back, with shiny new repaints in tow. Read more...

Grad Student Accused Of Faking Data In Highly Publicized Psych Study

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The lead author of a study claiming that short conversations can dramatically alter a person’s view on same-sex marriage has issued a retraction upon learning his grad student may have forged the data. Read more...

The USS Enterprise Building

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

A Chinese building was built to resemble the USS Enterprise. The building was even officially licensed by CBS. It should come as no surprise that Liu DeJian, Chairman of NetDragon Websoft, the company which is headquartered in the building, is an “uber-Trekkie.” Construction on the building began in 2008, and was completed in 2014, at […]

Wheaton Guests On Mission Log Podcast

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

Wil Wheaton was a guest on the most recent Mission Log podcast, and he spoke about his time on The Next Generation “in a way that I’ve never really talked about working on [it] before.” Mission Log Supplemental 22 runs for an hour and forty-five minutes. In the interview, Wheaton covers “a range of topics […]

How To Do Justice To The Suicide Squad's Mighty Amanda Waller

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Amanda Waller is both one of the most original characters in the DCU and one of the hardest to get right. With the Suicide Squad movie on the horizon, we’ll be seeing a new version of the Wall. Here’s what it takes to get her right. Read more...

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