This Week's io9 Newsstand Is Not Just About 9/11

This morning, The New Yorker heralded the arrival of Speculative 9/11 Fiction with trepidation, calling the trend “unsettling.” The article is partly a commentary on how fiction of any kind deals with traumatic, culture-shaping events, and partly a review of the new anthology In the Shadow of the Towers: Speculative… »9/11/15 6:40pm9/11/15 6:40pm


There's a 50-50 chance of another 9/11-sized attack within a decade

As we approach the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack, we can be grateful that nothing like it has happened since. But that doesn't mean that something very much like 9/11 — or even worse — couldn't happen again. In fact, new research suggests that we may be seriously underestimating the risk of another… »9/05/12 3:00pm9/05/12 3:00pm

Cloverfield Designer Tells io9 About the Movie's "Stark Realism"

How do you design an effects-heavy disaster movie to look good through a handheld digital camera? We talked to Martin Whist, the production designer of Cloverfield, the monster movie which comes out Jan. 18. Also, we have a hotly debated possible model of the movie's monster, from creature designer Peter Konig. Click… »1/07/08 11:00am1/07/08 11:00am