Having a hand in making some of the most famous tabletop roleplaying games around is one thing, but striking out to create your own world and rules is entirely different. That’s what Rodney Thompson, a former Wizards of the Coast designer on D&D and the Star Wars RPG, did to create the world of Dusk City Outlaws.
Time travel can be incredibly hard to get your mind around for storytelling—but Paradox Girl is a comic that manages to use the most daunting elements of time travel, all the complex loops and non-linearity, in some of the smartest and funnest ways we’ve ever seen. It makes for one hell of a comic.
Back in 2011, io9 hosted the online premiere of an award-winning scifi short called Cockpit: The Rule of Engagement. Fast-forward to now, and not only does Cockpit—about space pilots battling aliens who use mind control as a powerful weapon—have nearly 800,000 views on YouTube, it’s becoming a feature film.
The Museum of Science Fiction is building off the success of its Journal of Science Fiction by launching a new publication that’s less academic in nature: Catalysts, Explorers & Secret Keepers: Women of Science Fiction, an anthology highlighting the important roles women have played in scifi—be they authors, readers,…
Okay, not everyone is going to be excited about a visual guide to the action figure carrying cases of the ‘80s. But for those select few that still obsess about the golden age of toys, you’ll absolutely want to kick in a few bucks to this Kickstarter.
The Adventures of Drunky is a passion project for filmmaker Aaron Augenblick. It’s about a boozehound who somehow gets stuck in the middle of a wacky bet between God and Satan. It’s also that rarest of creatures: an R-rated, animated comedy feature aimed at adult audiences. But Augenblick has high hopes.
The Kurt Vonnegut Library is seeking $750,000 to move to a bigger space. And this would let them do more cool stuff to celebrate one of the all-time best writers of weird and fantastical fiction. So it goes!
Yes, this vocodery song about Ada Lovelace, the pioneering computer programmer, will totally get stuck in your head. But it’s totally worth it, because everyone should think about Ada Lovelace more.
We can just never have enough Conan the Barbarian in our lives. Back in January, we brought you some new Conan art from legendary fantasy artist Brom, from the new role-playing game Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of. Now there’s a Kickstarter to make the game, and we’ve got some more incredible Conan art to…
A couple of years ago, we were in love and horrified by Sam Barnett’s stop-motion short “Operator.” And now we are excited, and slightly apprehensive, that Barnett’s launched a Kickstarter for a whole season of these body horror nightmares.
Since it began the Smut Peddler anthology in 2012, Iron Circus comics has been the home of great, sex-driven stories from female creators, across a wide variety of genres, genders, and sexualities. Now the publisher has headed back to Kickstarter to front two new books under the Smut Peddler umbrella.
The romance of chivalrous knights is something that has enthralled people for thousands of years—from legends of old, to everyone secretly wanting to be Brienne of Tarth on Game of Thrones. It’s hard to encapsulate it all, but this new anthology, spearheaded by Annie Stoll and Kevin Jay Stanton, aims to try.
“People always say, ‘When did you decide to be a writer?’ And I never wanted to be a writer. I just wrote.” That’s Ursula K. Le Guin, speaking in a clip from Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin, an in-progress documentary about the award-winning science fiction and fantasy author. Filmmaker Arwen Curry’s been working on the…
A couple of years ago, I got to attend a really magnificent writer’s workshop: the Launchpad Astronomy Workshop, held each year in Wyoming. One of its supporters has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help support the program.
We’ve written about Kel McDonald’s Cautionary Fables and Fairytales (the comics anthology that retells mythic tales from around the world) before, but now McDonald and a crack new team of artists are back with a whole new edition inspired by Asian folklore, and we’ve got a look at one of the collection’s spookiest new…
A new project on Kickstarter aims to create the most beautiful science fiction magazine ever. Considering the team behind TYCHO, we think they can pull it off.
OH. MY. GOD.
Whenever a beloved project like Mystery Science Theater 3000 returns to life, there’s always the danger that it’s going to be a pale simulacrum of the original. Or so awful that it tarnishes the original version. But the new MST3K is uniquely positioned to avoid these pitfalls—not just because of what it was, but how…
Most of us are familiar with the Strugatsky Brothers and one or two other Russian writers—but most of the science fiction produced in Russia during the 20th century remains a mystery. That’s about to change.