Amazon's Unveils a Huge Movie and Ebook Sale, Plus More Deals

Need something to pass the time until House of Cards comes back next week? Today only, Amazon's offering big savings on award-winning Kindle ebooks and streaming movies to own. The most popular book on the list is Life of Pi ($3), and Boyhood ($7) highlights the movies, but it's a deep and impressive list of… » 2/21/15 10:15am Saturday 10:15am

X-Rated Films That Are Actually Legit Science Fiction And Fantasy [NSFW]

Since the dawn of porn, X-rated movies have tackled science fiction and fantasy themes. We've listed hundreds of science-fictional porn movies in the past. But most of the time, when porn goes scifi, it ventures into "spoof" territory. But not always. Here are some X-rated films that have actual merit as science… » 2/19/15 5:25pm 2/19/15 5:25pm

Holy Xenomorphs! Neill Blomkamp WILL Be Making His Alien Movie After All

From the moment that District 9 and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp released his concept art for a possible Alien movie, we've been salivating over the possibility of a Blomkamp-directed Alien film. But after saying that he wasn't "ready" to make it, Blomkamp has apparently confirmed it's his next project. » 2/18/15 8:08pm 2/18/15 8:08pm

10 Time Travel Books That Need To Be Movies Right Now (If Not Sooner)

Time travel is huge at the movies right now. This Friday sees Hot Tub Time Machine 2, and Terminator 5 is coming soon. But as Predestination recently proved, the smartest movies about time warps are often based on literary sources. So here are 10 time-travel books that would make bloody amazing movies. » 2/18/15 1:39pm 2/18/15 1:39pm

The 5th Episode of Haphead Takes You Down the Rabbit Hole

io9 is proud to be bringing you new episodes of indie series Haphead every week. Created by Jim Munroe, Haphead is the story of a VR gamer in a near-future dystopian Toronto. In the fifth episode, Maxine copes with the loss of her rebellious punk dad — and disturbing accusations from the authorities. » 2/17/15 10:58pm 2/17/15 10:58pm

Everything You Never Knew About The Making of Conan The Barbarian

What is best in life? Seeing a classic sword-and-sorcery hero brought to the big screen, with an iconic bodybuilder in the lead role. But how did Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian become such a classic film? The path to glory was long and twisted. Here's everything you never knew about the making of Conan. » 2/17/15 10:57pm 2/17/15 10:57pm

The Truth Behind Interstellar's "Scientifically Accurate" Black Hole

You've probably heard that the black hole in Interstellar was a simulation of unprecedented scientific accuracy. You may also have heard that its creation led to an "amazing scientific discovery" having to do with the shape of its accretion disk, which loops over and under its dark, central shadow. Neither of these… » 2/17/15 4:42pm 2/17/15 4:42pm

The 13 Most Ridiculous Types Of Stormtroopers

The Galactic Empire employs countless Stormtroopers to rule the galaxy. Not all of these are regular soldiers — there are many specialized 'Troopers with specific skills and/or weapons. Unfortunately, some of these guys are more useful than others. Here are the Stormtroopers the Empire can probably let go. » 2/16/15 1:29pm 2/16/15 1:29pm

1980s Science Fiction Where The Cold War Never Ends

The 1980s were the final decade of the Cold War — but nobody knew that at the time. The Soviet Union looked unstoppable, and few outside observers saw its collapse coming. So it's not surprising that lots of 1980s science fiction included Cold War futures. Here are 1980s visions of a future where the Cold War never… » 2/13/15 4:04pm 2/13/15 4:04pm

10 Superheroes Who Can Never Have Sex

It's tough to be a superhero. Not only do you have to drop everything and get into a brawl at a second's notice, but you're frequently misunderstood. Superheroes' personal lives are a mess — especially their sex lives. But it gets worse. Here are 10 superheroes who are physically unable to have sex. Ever. » 2/13/15 1:43pm 2/13/15 1:43pm

The Original Black Hole For Interstellar Was Too Confusing

One of the many reasons why Interstellar was such a wonderful movie was that it used genuine scientific equations to show what happens in the vicinity of a black hole. But, just like the actors in front of the camera, it seems the black hole also got a little make up to make it more presentable for the big screen. » 2/13/15 7:32am 2/13/15 7:32am

In the New Episode of Haphead, Things Get Really Dark

io9 is proud to be bringing you weekly installments of the indie scifi series Haphead, created by Jim Munroe, about a VR gamer living in a dystopian future Toronto. In the fourth installment of the series, Maxine tries to help her depressed dad, a former punk gone corporate. And that's when things get creepy. » 2/10/15 11:01pm 2/10/15 11:01pm