When I started working on io9 in 2007, we didn’t have a name for the site yet. We hadn’t come up with any real plans for how we were going to cover science fiction, science and futurism. But there was already a central idea that the site was based around: That science fiction is for absolutely everybody who enjoys it.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is out there fighting for civil liberties and privacy on the Internet and the digital world generally. And now, you can help support them—by reading a brand new science fiction book!
There’s a killer new novel about a pharmceutical pirate and the robot that hunts her, set in the world of 2144, coming from Annalee Newitz, the founding editor of io9. Annalee just sold her first novel, Autonomous, to Tor Books. Tor is describing Autonomous as a novel of ideas about intellectual property law, set in a…
It’s the last day at Gizmodo for our beloved EIC Annalee Newitz, and this can only mean one thing: GIF party.
MIT’s Technology Review has a bit of a secret: just about every year, they put together a science fiction edition titled Twelve Tomorrows. It’s one of the best collections of short science fiction out there, and you can now preorder the upcoming issue.
If you're in the Berkeley area tonight, 4/23, come see io9 editor Annalee Newitz talk about mass extinction and survival at Moe's Books. That's at 7:30 in the venerable bookstore's basement, and admission is free. See you there ... if you survive!
Today you can finally get the paperback version of my book on the future of humanity, Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. Plus, I'll be at Harvard Bookstore in Cambridge, MA this Thursday — and in my first-ever Reddit AMA this afternoon!
My book about humanity's future, Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction, comes out in paperback next week. To celebrate, I asked amazing geek band The Doubleclicks to create a book trailer. The song they wrote is wondrous.
So I wrote a science nonfiction book about how humans will survive a mass extinction. I'm celebrating by going to places where people read books, and talking to them! Join me to discuss science saving the world tonight in Chicago, Wednesday in Atlanta, or next week in San Francisco and Berkeley.
Today from 12-1 PM PST, Annalee Newitz will be here talking about her new book, Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. She'll be in conversation with MIT science journalism professor Seth Mnookin, author of The Panic Virus. And with you! Join us in a conversation about mass extinction,…
We may be in the early stages of a disaster so profound that it could kick off a mass extinction. Does that mean humanity is doomed? No. Scientific evidence suggests that humans will survive. Find out why, in this excerpt from Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive A Mass Extinction.
Come out to see me talk about my new book, Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction — tonight and Saturday in Portland, and next week in Brooklyn, Washington DC, and San Francisco!
Humans began to live in urban settlements about 7 thousand years ago. As humans continued to evolve over the millennia, so too did our cities. Now, our cities are about to change again — and they're going to look more like ancient Machu Picchu than the gleaming towers of glass and steel we have today.
Science-themed e-books and mobile apps are beginning to account for a significant segment of the digital marketplace — and that segment is growing.
Apex Magazine has just published my short story about a young materials scientist who develops a very peculiar superpower: vaporizing cars. It's called "Twilight of the Eco-Terrorist."
Right now, you are reading a piece of social media. That means it's designed to be passed around on social networks - though it appears on io9.com, can easily be transplanted to Facebook, Twitter, Stumble Upon, and dozens of others. Or it can be converted to email or a text message you can pass along to people who've…
A new issue of Rudy Rucker's scifi magazine FLURB went live yesterday, and it's full of great free stories from Bruce Sterling, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Carter Scholz, Madeline Ashby, and more. Plus, my story "The Gravity Fetishist" is there too!
Life as a miner in the asteroid belt is rough and ugly. But then you score enough nickel to get all your friends drunk at a bar on Ceres, and things start looking up. Until they go downhill fast.