The Hugo Awards proved once again that progress trumps nostalgia, as women, especially women of color, were the top winners of the night.
The latest trailer for the Ridley Scott-produced horror Morgan quadruples down on one of the biggest current trends in science fiction: Trying, and failing, to create the perfect woman.
Tell me a story, io9, and do it in only six words.
A rich blowhard running for president. Tech-bro execs hoping to splinter off into their own anything-goes fiefdoms. So much screaming over gigabyte network pipes that’s getting faster, dumber, and scarier. The present feels like it’s running along the plotline of a William Gibson science-fiction novel. So let’s ask…
Stranger Things might have made creators Ross and Matt Duffer household names, but the twin writer/directors have been working in speculative fiction for over a decade. Take, for instance, their short film Eater.
We knew from the outset that Netflix’s supernatural thriller Stranger Things was going to pay a healthy debt to the 80's. Throw a few sci-fi and body horror greats into a blender, add a dose of sobbing Winona Ryder and a dash of kale to make it taste like 2016, and you’ve arrived. It’s a smoothie, but holy hell is it…
Akiva Goldsman, Oscar-winning screenwriter of A Beautiful Mind (also the screenwriter of non-Oscar winners like Batman Forever, I Am Legend, and I, Robot) has been hired to adapt Isaac Asmov’s 1953 scifi murder mystery The Caves of Steel for the big screen. He is the third writer to take a crack at the tale for Fox.
You’re going to want to clear a bit of time in your schedule for October. That’s when The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2016 collection arrives, and io9 is proud to debut the full list of stories chosen as the year’s best—including one from io9 co-founder Charlie Jane Anders!
The first Blade Runner movie takes place in the far-off, hard-to-imagine year 2019, and the upcoming sequel takes place several decades after that. As this first concept art reveals, the future of future L.A. isn’t bright at all.
But Fox/Marvel isn’t the only rumor getting debunked this morning. Plus Bryan Cranston talks about being a giant blue head with an unhealthy interest in teens with attitude, actor Benedict Wong discusses Dr. Strenge’s Wong, and more. Spoilers, ho!
Sure, Jurassic World was fine. But what if it starred Harrison Ford in a retro sci-fi flick reminiscent of Westworld. That’s what the fantastic work of Peter Stults explores, dreaming up time-displaced posters movie with period-specific casts for films you’d kill to see.
In this new short written and directed by the Brothers Lynch, a pioneering mind transfer procedure offers a quadriplegic soldier the opportunity to start a new life. Naturally, things don’t go quite as planned.
Let me be clear: Joyride is a comic, even though that’s a video trailer for it above. The first issue, from Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, and Marcus To, hits comic stores today courtesy of Boom Studios, and it’s a modernized version of those classic tales of teens rebelling against the system. In this case, though,…
Since Oscar Isaac is now legally required to be in all movies—a law I think none of us mind—it’s perhaps unsurprising that he’s joining the movie adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s scifi novel Annihilation, which will reunite him with director Alex Garland. But it’s still good news.
It’s hard to truly grasp the size of famous science fiction megastructures like the Death Star or the Halo ring and basically impossible to understand how big the Millennium Falcon or Starship Enterprise is because they all exist in different universes, which sadly isn’t the same one we exist in. If only we could look…
You know, sometimes you just can’t beat a good, creepy “robot goes bonkers and kills a bunch of freaked-out humans” movie. Kill Command definitely has that going for it, as well as having some really awesome-looking robot war machines.
Apparently the time-bending antics of Syfy’s excellent 12 Monkeys TV series don’t just occur in front of the camera. Madeleine Stowe, star of Terry Gilliam’s original 1995 movie of the same name, will be joining the TV adaptation for season 2, debuting on April 18.
There are a few ways the upcoming movie Half Life differs from the beloved PC game Half-Life. First and foremost is a hyphen, whose absence is driving my spellcheck absolutely bonkers. The second is that despite being a scifi film about a solitary worker in an immense, abandoned scientific facility, it has nothing…
In the last scene of Galaxy Quest, we see the once-washed-up actors, previously stuck in a decades-long hell of fan expos and ribbon-cuttings, back on the airwaves in a brand new show for the next generation of sci-fi fans! …Or so we think. There’s actually much, much more to it. And it involves energy-hungry feds and…