Before you get rid of your seasonal Halloween decorations to make some room for your longboxes filled with old Spider-Ham issues, consider this: digital comics are pretty easy to get, and will definitely save you some money (and space) in the long run. Sound interesting? Here’s how to get started reading digital…
Apple recently added Night Shift to macOS, which changes the color temperature of your screen based on the time of day in the hopes that it’ll help you sleep better. Before the launch of Night Shift, f.lux was the go-to tool for doing this. Let’s see how they compare.
It’s easier than ever for someone to create a website and post completely made up stories that become international headlines. This makes it harder to tell truth from fiction or share news with others who may not be able to tell the difference either. Luckily, fake news isn’t too difficult to spot. Here’s how, and how…
It’s November already. How the hell did that happen? Best hope you’re caught up on your October reading, because November boasts a bumper crop of excellent science fiction and fantasy books, from new authors, rising stars, and even a couple of legends.
Step aside lizards, looks like we have a new animal overlord. A recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that pigeons can be trained to understand some words, sort of.
For those unfamiliar, books are a collection of words that form some sort of coherent narrative, printed on paper and bound together. These objects are very much alive and well, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center, despite the fact that we live in an age where you can download the same information onto…
Want to add some fresh excitement to your reading list? Over on Twitter, people are tweeting lists of amazing science fiction and fantasy authors (who happen to be women and people of color) under the #YouDon’tKnowSFF hashtag. As in, you don’t know the whole genre unless you’re reading these folks.
I’ve been a huge fan of Will McIntosh’s since I picked up his debut, Soft Apocalypse, and since then, he’s turned out fantastic novel after fantastic novel. In his latest, he turns a bizarre situation into a fast-paced YA adventure that doesn’t disappoint.
The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin was one of our favorite books of the past few years. And apparently a lot of influential people agree—it’s being read by President Obama on his vacation.
The blue light that emanates from your phone’s screen is known to disrupt your sleep. So it’s good news that Google has added a light filter to its Play Books app, which gradually tapers the amount of blue light used by your display as you inch closer to bedtime. Now all apps need it.
This month, the io9 Book Club is reading Dragon Heart by Cecelia Holland. We’ll meet on Dec. 8 to discuss it. Join us!
With the end of the year coming up fast, two awards have started up their annual ‘recommended reading lists’ to look back on the year’s released works.
There’s always been some level of tension between genre and literary fiction, but according to novelist David Mitchell, avoiding genre is a “bizarre act of self-mutilation”.
I have a confession to make. I read the comments. Actually, it’s worse than that. I don’t just read the comments, I enjoy reading the comments. I’ve been getting paid to write on the Internet for more than 15 years, and you, Ungentle Reader—yes, you, the one who used to write “More liberal claptrap!” under my articles…
This story is completely true. It happened right here on the internet, on a night just like this.
For a limited time, Amazon’s taking $20 off the sticker price of several e-Ink Kindle models, including the first deal we’ve seen on the new, 300ppi Kindle Paperwhite.
When you think about reading science fiction, you often look towards the latest novel. The book is a reasonably recent development in the science fiction world, and over on Kirkus Reviews, John DeNardo of SF Signal charts the history of serialized SF.
It’s good to know that people are focusing on what’s really important. Local governments in a few different U.S. cities and towns have looked past the problems of homelessness, crumbling city services and displacement, to tackle the real crisis: people are putting up tiny “take a book, leave a book” libraries.