Recently, Sigourney Weaver said that Neill Blomkamp’s still-in-the-ether Alien movie be a new sequel to Aliens, meaning, it would render the series’ existing third and fourth films redundant. Alien 3 may be the most maligned film in the franchise, but it would be a shame to erase Ripley’s adventure on Fury 161, and…
Have you met Mr. Robot? The enigmatic hacker and the show named for him snuck out on the USA Network last year, only to become one of TV’s most talked-about shows. The second season begins tonight, but what if you haven’t had a chance to catch up on everything that happened in season one? Well, io9 has your back.
What have we learned so far about Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, the hush-hush sequel to Prometheus? Let’s add it all up, and toss in a brand-new rumor that’s making the rounds about Katherine Waterston’s lead character, Daniels.
We’ve gotten a few tidbits about what to expect from Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant. The (cryptic) plot summary’s been out for awhile, along with the cast list, including Katherine Waterston as the lead. And now Prometheus’ only returnee, Michael Fassbender, has offered up some details on the film’s…
Sorry, Han Solo and Mr. Sulu. Based on everything we know right now, you’ll never be able to punch a button and travel through “hyperspace,” or go to warp speed. Traveling faster than light is almost certainly impossible. According to scientists, the only way you could personally visit other stars is by taking a long,…
The monsters in George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones are magically badass. But are dragons, direwolves, and lizard-lions scientifically plausible on some level? Today we’re going to try to answer that question—with the help of some expert biologists.
A couple of years ago, Ann and Jeff Vandermeer put out a request for recommendations: they were putting together a survey anthology of short science fiction stories, and it would be a massive project. Their work is now complete: The Big Book of Science Fiction will be released in July, and they’ve told us what will be…
A couple of weeks ago, we wrote about Code 8, a mysterious project from Robbie and Stephen Amell. Now, the project has been unveiled, and it looks like an intriguing film project.
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…
We really dug Allen M. Steele’s Arkwright, a novel that spans centuries, and talks exactly how science fiction can inspire scientists to change the world.
Remember that New Yorker story about a potential earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone that scared the shit out of us? Well, Motherboard just published a series of heavily reported sci-fi stories about what might actually happen to Portland during such a disaster. And they’re way, way scarier.
Earlier this month, the White House’s Office of Science and Technology assembled a strange gathering: scientists, artists, engineers, and policy-makers, for a workshop designed to imagine how humanity could settle the solar system.
IF Magazine was a monthly science fiction magazine that was first published in 1952, and ran through 1974, before it was merged into its sister publication, Galaxy Science Fiction. Now, you can read the entire run online over on Internet Archive.
Allen M. Steele has been known for his hard science fiction novels: Coyote, Orbital Decay, and others. In his latest, Arkwright, he’s assembled an epic generational novel that meditates on the value of science fiction, and where it can lead us in the universe.
In this intriguing short film, Goldilocks, Earth has been devastated by solar storms, prompting a search for another home planet for humanity. In orbit, a scientist named Kharon is working hard to adapt plants to a new world, fulfilling a promise to his long-dead wife.
Kameron Hurley is one of the more exciting authors to break into the science fiction publishing field in recent years. Her upcoming book, The Stars Are Legion is one of our most anticipated books this year, and we have an exclusive first look at it!
What will a future look like with an inhabited moon? That’s the focus of Ian McDonald’s latest novel, Luna: New Moon, and we recently had the chance to chat with him about how the story developed.
When people imagine the future, it’s always colored and limited by the constraints of their reality. The smartest person hundreds of years ago could not imagine the things we have now because what is science to us was essentially magic to them back then, the understanding just wasn’t there yet. That’s where science…
Winter Storm Jonas pretty much has the East Coast stuck inside this weekend, which means that you’re probably sitting in front of your television scrolling through Netflix. Allow us to help.
Star Trek fans who refuse to acknowledge the superiority of The Next Generation, or the fact that there aren’t really any monsters under their beds, will want to upgrade their bedroom pillows to these plush phasers and tricorders that help ensure a better—and safer—night’s sleep.