Read An Exclusive Chapter From the Novelization of Aronofsky's Noah

Darren Aronofsky has reimagined one of the most famous stories in the Bible for his new movie Noah. You have to wait until March 28 to see the film for yourself — but you can read the first chapter of the novelization by Mark Morris right now, exclusively at io9! » 3/19/14 2:49pm 3/19/14 2:49pm

Read this intense, pre-apocalyptic hacker story by Tobias Buckell

We've got an incredible short story for you to read, called "System Reset," written by Arctic Rising author Tobias Buckell. It's taken from the pre-apocalypse anthology The End is Nigh, edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey. It's a smart thriller about hacker bounty hunters on a world-ending job. » 3/13/14 7:00pm 3/13/14 7:00pm

A Brilliant Cover to Celebrate 50 Years of Lloyd Alexander's Prydain

It's 50 years since Lloyd Alexander published the first book in his amazing Prydain Chronicles series — and to celebrate, the first book is getting an utterly beautiful new cover. We've got the exclusive reveal of this lovely artwork, plus an exclusive essay by the book's new editor, Noa Wheeler. » 3/03/14 3:12pm 3/03/14 3:12pm

Read the mesmerizing first chapter of Jeff VanderMeer's Annihilation

Legendary weird fiction writer and editor Jeff VanderMeer is back with a new trilogy, The Southern Reach, and the first novel came out last week. Called Annihilation, it's a fascinating, poetic tale of a mysterious organization that's sent a mission to explore "Area X," a chunk of Earth that has been warped into an… » 2/11/14 1:20pm 2/11/14 1:20pm

A Creepy, Enchanting First Look at Charlie Fletcher's The Oversight

Charlie Fletcher, author of the Stoneheart Trilogy, is about to publish his first fantasy novel for adults, and we've got an exclusive first look at the cover. The Oversight follows the last remaining members of a once-great organization that guarded the border between the worlds. Check out the first two chapters… » 2/05/14 12:33pm 2/05/14 12:33pm

Death Star Owner's Manual will help you get it Fully Operational

No Bothans had to die, in order for you to get your hands on the plans to the Death Star from Star Wars. Instead, you can just buy the Imperial Death Star: Owner's Workshop Manual — published by Haynes, the same folks who did the Millennium Falcon owner's manual. We've got an exclusive sneak peek of this masterpiece. » 11/04/13 12:00pm 11/04/13 12:00pm