Read A Brand New Apocalyptic Story By Defenders Author Will McIntosh!

Hugo Award-winning writer Will McIntosh has blown us away with novels like Love Minus Eighty and Defenders — but he's also shown a unique spin on the apocalypse in his book Soft Apocalypse. And now, he's written a unique apocalyptic vision for the anthology The End Is Now, and we're excited to share it with you. » 9/02/14 1:20pm 9/02/14 1:20pm

io9 Newsstand: Best Short Stories for the Week of July 7 - 12

Summer reading — is it really a thing once you leave primary school? People seem to think it is, from all the summer reading lists that pop up around this time of year. But in between plowing through the novels in your to-read pile, don't forget to pick up or download some magazines as well. Here are the best stories… » 7/14/14 2:52pm 7/14/14 2:52pm

Nadia Drake Reflects On The Impact of Her Father's Famed Equation

In 1961, Frank Drake formulated an equation that would change the way we see ourselves in the Universe, and inspire in an unprecedented way the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Now, more than fifty years later, his daughter, science writer Nadia Drake, looks back on the impact of her father's eponymous… » 7/02/14 4:30pm 7/02/14 4:30pm

The U.S. Government Inflicted Horrible Atrocities On Cthulhu's Followers

Chances are, you've read tons of stories in the Cthulhu Mythos — but "The Litany of Earth" by Ruthanna Emrys is still something special. It's set in a world where the U.S. government destroyed Innsmouth, closed Miskatonic University, and imprisoned the true believers. And now, one survivor of the camps is trying to… » 6/05/14 3:20pm 6/05/14 3:20pm

Alastair Reynolds Writes A New Story Inspired By A Surprising Exoplanet

The surprising news that NASA has discovered a potentially habitable planet orbiting Kapetyn's star, only 13 light years from Earth, has motivated Revelation Space author Alastair Reynolds to write a brand new story about a space probe visiting Kapetyn and sending back some sobering data. » 6/04/14 2:24pm 6/04/14 2:24pm