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 Yesterday 4:20pm

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 Yesterday 4:00pm

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 Yesterday 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 Yesterday 2:50pm

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