Lauren Beukes Explains How to Tell Great Stories About The Internet

We live much of our lives online — and even the parts we don't are still touched in hundreds of ways by our digital presences. And yet TV, movies, and books struggle to portray the crossover between our digital and physical worlds in a way that feels real. Here, author Lauren Beukes gives us her take on it. » 9/16/14 4:20pm 37 minutes ago

Elric Of Melniboné Comes To Life In The Ultimate Comic Adaptation

If you're any kind of fan of Michael Moorcock or Elric, the dark fantasy antihero he created, you owe it to yourself to check out this new graphic novel adaptation. Not only is it empirically gorgeous, Moorcock himself says it's the first comic to "capture the sense of utter decadence" of his fantasy epics. » 9/16/14 4:00pm 57 minutes ago

More Weird Facts You Probably Didn't Know About The Original Star Trek

50 years ago, one of science fiction's greatest series was in development. The original Star Trek series was born out of desperation as much as inspiration, and a recent book called These Are The Voyages reveals tons of insane behind-the-scenes details. You think you know Star Trek? Here are tons of details you… » 9/16/14 3:11pm Today 3:11pm

Mice With Genetically "Humanized" Brains Learn Faster

It's not quite a Pinky and the Brain scenario, but researchers from MIT and several European universities have spliced a human gene responsible for speech and language into mice — a bit of biological uplift that made the mice smarter in certain ways. » 9/16/14 2:50pm Today 2:50pm

Thousands Of FBI Documents About Civil Rights Era Destroyed By Flooding

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of COINTELPRO, a major FBI operation to "expose, disrupt and otherwise neutralize" hate organizations, including the Ku Klux Klan. It's just been revealed that many crucial questions about that period will remain forever unanswered, due to archival neglect. » 9/16/14 1:48pm Today 1:48pm

Who's The Greatest Science Fiction Character Of All Time?

Science fiction is full of brilliant ideas — but it's also the home of some fascinating characters. And the British Film Institute is trying to find the greatest science fiction character of all time — but I bet we can do even better, right here. Who are the greatest characters in all of science fiction? » 9/16/14 1:16pm Today 1:16pm

What's Happening With Crew Transport To The Space Station?

Today NASA announced new commercial partners to take over crew-transport to the International Space Station. Following in the wake of Russia playing hardball with astronaut training in Crimea, human spaceflight launches will finally be returning to the United States by 2017. » 9/16/14 3:58pm Today 3:58pm

Billy Batson Abuses His Shazam Powers To Solve A Problem On A Math Test

If you were school-aged child who could turn into a superpowered being with just a word, how would you use that power? To use the wisdom of Solomon an algebra problem? To sneak into an R-rated movie? These three DC Nation: Shazam! shorts reveal how Billy Batson uses three of his Shazam powers. » 9/16/14 12:30pm Today 12:30pm

So You Want To Make A Genre TV Show Part 2: Inside The Writers' Room

I'm a former Syfy exec who left the network to make a new TV show call Z Nation that airs Fridays at 10/9c on Syfy and Space Channel. I'm a co-creator/writer/co-executive producer on the series and thought it'd be interesting to share with fans how the series got made from conception to air. » 9/16/14 12:02pm Today 12:02pm

Relive The Glory Days – Get 25% Off The NES30 Bluetooth Controller

Touchscreens are okay, but controllers are better. What's better than a controller? A quality retro one like the NES 30. Playing with this controller is straight nostalgia – only improved. For a little while, io9 readers can grab 25% off the NES30 (w/ free shipping, of course). For $29.99, it's an easy choice. » 9/12/14 2:57pm Friday 2:57pm