Nick Harkaway's Tigerman Takes Superheroes Where They've Never Gone

Nick Harkaway's Tigerman is a funny, original and very human novel about a man who puts on a costume and rights wrongs. It's also an echt superhero novel - it gives us a new take on superheroics, different from either superhero comics or films, by showing them through the lens of literary prose. » 9/24/14 4:00pm 9/24/14 4:00pm

YOU is a bittersweet novel about how videogames remake our histories

With his first novel, Soon I Will Be Invincible, Austin Grossman brought dark, neurotic humor to the superhero genre. With YOU, a semi-realistic novel about a young videogame designer, he does something more profound. His characters' identities are forged during gameplay, so they can only come to terms with the past… » 4/18/13 2:32pm 4/18/13 2:32pm

Dishonored Writer's New Novel Shows a Video Game Generation Being Born

If you’ve ever thought that it’s long past time that someone wrote a novel about people who make video games, then rejoice. YOU—a book of fiction about the how, why and who of video game development by Austin Grossman—comes out today. You can read an excerpt from the book’s first chapter right here. » 4/16/13 12:09pm 4/16/13 12:09pm

All the Essential Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Are Coming in…

This year's science fiction books are going to rock. John Scalzi returns to the Old Man's War universe, there's a brand new Neil Gaiman novel, and Stephen King's long-awaited sequel to The Shining. Plus brand new books from Austin Grossman, Nalo Hopkinson, Christopher Priest, Diana Gabaldon, Robert J. Sawyer, Joe… » 1/09/13 2:40pm 1/09/13 2:40pm

"Soon I Will Be Invincible" author Austin Grossman tells us about his…

Today Mulholland Books announced it bought the next two books from Austin Grossman, whose 2007 novel Soon I Will Be Invincible won critical praise and devoted fans for its tale of a melancholy, neurotic supervillain. Grossman, an io9 contributor, talked to us on Friday about the six-figure book deal, what the books… » 3/07/11 1:00pm 3/07/11 1:00pm

The Searing Laugh Of Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible

The first teaser trailer for Joss Whedon's Internet musical Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog has gone online, and it's every bit as fantastic as we'd expected. Neil Patrick Harris does the loser-supervillain thing the way Buffy's nerd trio only wished they could, and the goggles are spot-on perfect. Suddenly I'm wishing… » 6/25/08 11:27am 6/25/08 11:27am