The characters in China Miéville’s The City & The City live their lives inside a visual challenge. We can’t see what will happen when the BBC and Mammoth Screen try to include us in that challenge.
Just a quick reminder—the io9 book club is meeting on Tuesday to talk about Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel Aurora.
Iconic horror director Wes Craven died today aged 76, of brain cancer. In addition to creating the character of Freddy Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street and the most famous meta-horror franchise with Scream, he also directed People Under the Stairs, Swamp Thing, and The Hills Have Eyes.
There’s been a few films out there about robots being taught to function, such as Chappie and Ex Machina .
The last couple of weeks with this column, we’ve looked at getting stormtrooper armor up and running: measuring, accuracy, the differences between films and last week, finally getting to assembly .
Here’s a bit of trivia for you: when he was coming up with an idea for a new comic, art Jack Kirby witnessed a woman lift a car to get her child out from under it.
MIT’s Technology Review has a bit of a secret: just about every year, they put together a science fiction edition titled Twelve Tomorrows.
You might not realize it, but the invention of the ballpoint pen was a major technological innovation in the industrialized world.
Two hours of episodes brought an end to season one of Dark Matter. One was a pretty standard by now background story, the other team story ending on a season finale cliffhanger.
Remember that story of how Atari buried a bunch of their games in a landfill, and how they were rediscovered last year?
The Martian is a book by Andy Weir about how potatoes will become the first food crop on Mars. Alright, it’s about more than that, but anyone who has read Weir’s novel knows potatoes get plenty of mentions.
Costumers plying tourists for money isn’t anything new in Times Square: stop by and you’ll likely see a variety of characters to take a picture with, for a small fee.
Retro Indie band Gunship has just released a new music video for their song Tech Noir, and it’s chock full of references from all the great films of the 1980s.
Marvel Comics is launching a new series featuring the members of Guardians of the Galaxy: all of them.
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When the supernova burned itself out, all that was left was fragments of dust and light. This fantastic image comes from Don Goldman, and it’s a beautiful one.
Binging TV shows is something everyone can enjoy: currently, I’ve been working my way (again) through Futurama, and I’m contemplating tackling Stargate: SG-1 again at some point, which got me thinking: What’s the best show out there to binge on?
Six hundred million light years away, a pair of black holes spiral furiously about one another at the brilliant core of a starburst galaxy.
One of the really interesting things about Mad Max: Fury Road is the response from artists across the internet.
I’ve been fascinated by all things ‘Geek History’ in the last couple of years, and recently, I’ve been trying to read up a bit more on the history of gaming.