This poem about science fiction is a brilliant look at genres, and what it’s like to imagine how the world could be different. And several phrases from Anne Boyer’s “Science Fiction” will be stuck in my head for ages. It’s short—go read it!
These science poems, courtesy of our very own io9 commenters, are just the thing for a holiday evening. Gather round the fireside and enjoy!
Break out your rhyming dictionaries, people. It's time to play a game. Today, we're re-writing some of our favorite scientific facts in the form of rhyming couplets.
Oscar award winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, who worked with Danny Boyle on 127 Hours and Slumdog Millionaire, gave us an update on their next collaboration: translating Toby Barlow's lycanthrope book Sharp Teeth into film! Find out which Hollywood dogs might make the casting cut! Plus more news on his current…
The rise of interest in steampunk has led to a number of previously obscure works becoming well-known. Though many people are familiar with Victorian tales of boy geniuses with steam-driven machines, there is a once-famous and now nearly forgotten poem that created the entire idea of boy geniuses in the first place.
The iPad is the cruelest tablet, breeding bacteria out of its touchscreen, mixing photos and emails, stirring FaceTime grimaces with ringtones. Smart covers keep it warm, covering glass in vivid polyurethane, feeding you poetry with a new, amazingly literary app.
ABC has greenlit a historical cop show starring Edgar Allan Poe, world-famous poet and pioneer of science fiction and horror, as the world's first detective. It will be set during the 1840s in Boston. Here's what the show must include.
I can't resist whispered sonnets or hastily scribbled limericks, but how many guys actually memorize poems nowadays? At least there are apps like this one to help them fake the knowledge and romance with a quick flick of the wrist.
If you need to contemplate the tragic absurdity of the universe, as illustrated by the many moods of Godzilla, then Godzilla Haiku is going to be your new Tumblr crack. SamuraiFrog's poems manage to be strangely moving as well as silly.