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The 5th Wave Really Wants To Fill The YA Alien Invasion Gap

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last night, Sony premiered the first-ever look at that teenage alien invasion movie The 5th Wave. And what started out as a boy-meets-girl, high school love story got fairly dark fairly fast. But we’re still not sure what to think about this movie. Read more...

The Curiosity Rover Looks Incredibly Lonely When Seen From Space

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

On the 949th day of its Martian mission, the Curiosity Rover was spotted by its space-based companion, the Mars Orbiter. Read more...

Today's Best Deals: $2.50 LED Bulbs, Kitchen Upgrades, GoPro, and More

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Here are the best of today's deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. Read more...

It Finally Happened On Arrow, And It Was Awesome

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

During the flashback in last night’s episode, “The Fallen,” a deadly bioweapon is released because of Ollie’s butterfingers and no one cares. No one cares, because the A-plot gives us something we’ve been waiting for. Hell, we’ve been dying for it. But never in a million years did we think it would happen like this. Read more...

Author V.E. Schwab Is Here To Talk To You About A Darker Shade Of Magic

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In April, the io9 book club read V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic. Today, from 11:00 - am - noon (Pacific time) she’ll be here to answer your questions about writing about magic, imagined cities, and anything else you want to know. Read more...

The Elite Poor

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Here’s an interesting story in the Boston Globe about poor students attending Ivy League schools and very often struggling with their new environment, not in the least because they are often the first in their families to attend college at all, and thus have little guidance from family and friends on how to navigate the … Continue reading The Elite Poor ?

Summer Movie Preview: 28 Movies To Geek Out On!

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The biggest movie explosion of the year is almost upon us. This year’s summer movies include superheroes, post-apocalyptic warriors, dinosaur bikers, and some strange and wonderful fantasies. Here are 27 movies to watch out for this summer. Read more...

DC Is Creating A Female-Focused Superhero Line Just For Young Girls

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

DC Comics path towards a female-friendly image has been rocky to say the least — but it’s taken some great steps forward with the surge of popularity in comics like Batgirl and Gotham Academy. Now they want to take it a little further with a new initiative that highlights their female heroes. Read more...

Today's Best Media Deals: Story Bundle, Jurassic Park, and a Lot More

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The newest Story Bundle lets you name your own price for 11 crime-inspired eBooks. Several titles are locked behind a $16 minimum, but that's still a fantastic price for this much reading material. [Story Bundle] Read more...

‘Con Man’ from Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion finds a home in Vimeo

There was a brief moment for potential awkwardness at last week’s Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim. On the third night […]

Here Are The Top Five Kids Rumored To Be Marvel's New Spider-Man

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

And man, do I mean kids. These five actors are very young — as is necessary to play the new, high school-aged Peter Parker that Marvel is supposedly dead set on. So here’s the list of our potential friendly neighborhood Spider-Men: Read more...

Recover Memories Of Monsters Only You Can See To Survive Apocrypha

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In the Apocrypha Adventure Card Game by Mike Selinker, the world is beset by monsters only some people can see and a looming apocalypse only some people know about. We talked to Mike about Apocrypha’s connection to the Pathfinder card game, how it can be both a card game and an RPG, and what The Cure’s Disintegration album has to do with it all. Read more...

Scientists Make History By Genetically Modifying Human Embryos

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After weeks of speculation, it can finally be confirmed that geneticists in China have modified the DNA of human embryos. It’s a watershed moment in biotech history, but the experiment, which produced little of scientific value, may ultimately serve as a major setback in the effort to responsibly develop beneficial interventions involving the human germline. Read more...

Gawker This Is the Interview About His Ancestor Ben Affleck Tried to Suppress | Gizmodo Why Not Try

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Gawker This Is the Interview About His Ancestor Ben Affleck Tried to Suppress | Gizmodo Why Not Try This Newly Discovered 1,900-Year-Old Hangover Cure? | Kotaku Our First Real Look At Actual Gameplay In Mad Max | Lifehacker Stop “Workout Hopping”: If It’s Not Broke Don’t Fix It | Read more...

What Invention Would Finally Make You Feel Like You Live In The Future?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Whether you’re stuck on a jetpack, looking out for a superhighway of flying cars, or just waiting for a battalion of homicidal robots to do battle with in the depths of a megacity, we want to know about the technology that would make you feel like the future had finally arrived. Read more...

Brewing Booze And Animal Husbandry Have More In Common Than You Think

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Brewers of alcoholic beverages don’t just making drinks — they’re managing, and sometimes even breeding, specialized herds of tiny lifeforms which perform specific functions: yeasts. Read more...

Henry Cavill Explains Why Batman v. Superman Isn't Man Of Steel 2

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Witness the Birth of the Vision and Scott Lang stealing the Ant-Man suit, in new clips from Age of Ultron and Ant-Man. Simon Pegg discusses Idris Elba’s role in the next Star Trek film. Will everyone make it out out alive at the end of Gotham’s first season? Plus more Doctor Who monster glimpses. Spoilers assemble! Read more...

Anime Film The Boy and the Beast Gets a Glorious Action-Filled Trailer

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

It’s a fighting and training montage of a young human boy learning from his supernatural bear master. It looks so awesome. Read more...

Marvel's Been Hiding a Star Wars Easter Egg In Its Movies

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you’ve noticed that hands and arms have been flying pretty regularly in Marvel’s Phase Two movies, congratulations: you’ve found the Empire Strikes Back tribute purposefully placed there by Marvel. Spoilerish information ahead. Read more...

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