In Alan Miller’s Garbage Man, a grouchy sanitation worker makes the grave mistake of pissing off the wrong “trash panda.” He’s soon afflicted with a peculiar curse that turns him into the literal personification of the film’s title—and his crummy day on the job gets way stinkier before taking a surreal, weirdly…
So, MGM has this teen romance called Fairy Godmother that’s about to go into production. You’re bored already. But! What sounds like a sappy fantasy suddenly got extremely interesting, because the studio just made an unexpectedly awesome choice when it hired a director: Carrie Brownstein.
The first official trailer for Bong Joon-Ho’s Okja has everything. A superhippo, an evil corporation fronted by Tilda Swinton, and an important message about the power of love.
The last time we heard anything about a prequel to Jim Henson’s fantasy classic The Dark Crystal, it was in book form, not in Netflix original series form. But that has changed today, with the announcement of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. It’ll run 10 episodes and yes, there will be puppets.
Putting the tantalizing mixture of scifi and fantasy with stylish, gritty crime and intrigue on movie screens is nothing new. In fact, it’s been a tradition practically since film noir came into fashion, and the combination has resulted in some truly great films. Here are our favorites.
May brings M.R. Carey’s new tale set in the same zombified world as The Girl With All the Gifts, a surreal new short-story collection from Haruki Murakami, a posthumous novel about dinosaurs from Michael Crichton—and many more. Dig in!
The final book in Marie Brennan’s epic Lady Trent Memoirs series, Within the Sanctuary of Wings, is out this week, and we’ve got a sneak peek at Todd Lockwood’s gorgeous illustrations. One word: DRAGONS! (Other stuff happens in the book, too, but... dragons!)
S.A. Chakraborty’s debut fantasy novel, The City of Brass, isn’t out until November, but we have a sneak peek at the first chapter, as well as insight from the author about the magical world she created. It begins in 18th century Cairo, and follows a con artist who realizes her true powers after a mysterious encounter.
SFF Net, the online community where authors, publishers, editors, and fans shared their love of science fiction and fantasy for two decades, officially shuttered its doors on Friday.
Feast your eyes on this huge list of April releases, and maybe consider dabbling in weird science to grow an extra pair of peepers. There are tons of amazing new scifi and fantasy books on the way, including a dystopian tale from Cory Doctorow and a very highly anticipated Star Wars novel.
A protective mother frets about her teen daughter’s social life—until she realizes the girl isn’t slipping out to hang with her loser boyfriend, but rather to lead a parallel-dimension kingdom into battle. Reed Shusterman’s short Goblin Queen is funny and touching, with some impressive special effects make-up to boot.
Hello, my admirable addressees! Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will prevent me from fulfilling my duty, which is non-existent, because I am a fake mailman. This week: Should Captain America be considered a supervillain? How does Batman do anything if he never eats? And how do you teach someone all…
The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t just making people nervous about the upcoming dystopian apocalypse, it’s also amping up interest in female-authored science fiction and fantasy. Humble Bundle’s giving people a chance to check out a ton of titles.
Lightspeed, the short story publication that’s featured works from the likes of George R.R. Martin and Octavia E. Butler, knows how addicted we are to new and interesting science fiction and fantasy. So, they’re offering free three-month subscriptions for fans, which is pretty damn cool.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America has announced its 2016 Nebula Award nominees—honoring the best works of scifi and fantasy published in the US—as well as its Bradbury (for dramatic presentation, with Westworld cracking the film-heavy category) and Norton (for YA works) nominees.
John Wick: Chapter 2 opens today, and while that film quite doesn’t fit within io9's science fiction/fantasy borders, star Keanu Reeves has certainly devoted a large chunk of his career to those genres we love best. So now seems a good a time as any to remember his oeuvre. His performances don’t always vary much, but…
While not even George R.R. Martin himself is too sure about his prediction of a 2017 release for the long-awaited Winds of Winter, we now know at least one tale from the world of Westeros will see print this year: as part of an upcoming fantasy anthology book.
The Young Pope is HBO’s delightfully absurd new drama that aims to finally answer the Church’s oldest question: What if the pope was a young, chain-smoking bully with a hot bod and a twisted thirst for power? Despite its prestige television presentation, the show is a lot more Twin Peaks than House of Cards. In the…
Science fiction and fantasy specialist Del Rey Books is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and to celebrate, the imprint is reissuing paperbacks of classic titles featuring smashing new cover art. We’re pleased to debut the first three right here on io9.
This time of year, the weather sucks so much that leaving the house is even more of a chore than it normally is. That’s when your best course of action is stay on the couch and watch movies—but sometimes you’ve seen all the good ones. What then? I’ll tell you what then—then you watch the bad movies. We’ve picked out a…