io9 Newsstand: Best Stories for the Week of August 18 - 23

I want to focus on short fiction found in magazines, but the large number of awesome anthologies cannot be discounted and I know you love them. So once a month I'm going to take a tiny break from magazines and call out an anthology I'm enjoying too. » 8/22/14 11:27am Today 11:27am

What Will Be The Undoing Of The Superhero Movie?

So let's see. According to this Indiewire article, there are 23 comic book movies due out over the next four years. (Well, technically 22, now that Guardians of the Galaxy is out.) That's seven Marvel films, seven from DC, five from the Foxverse of X-Men and the FF, and four Spidey-related movies from Sony. That's… » 8/22/14 11:17am Today 11:17am

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Running a VPN (Virtual Private Network) on your devices ensures that you're securely connected, protects your data, and allows you to access region-blocked content. For a little while, io9 readers can get 70% off 3 years of VPN Unlimited's Premier Plan. That's 50 cents/month for peace of mind online – not bad. » 8/20/14 5:23pm Wednesday 5:23pm