Which Book Has Been Imitated Many Times, But Remains Unique?

Sometimes a book comes along that changes everything, and makes people revise their notions of what science fiction and fantasy are capable of. And then tons of people try to emulate that book's achievement, with mixed results. But what's your favorite book that spawned a ton of imitators, but remained one of a kind? » 12/17/14 2:29pm Wednesday 2:29pm

io9 March Madness Sweet 16: Star Wars vs. Dune! Buffy vs. Cthulhu!

We've reached the Sweet Sixteen in our hunt to find the greatest work of science fiction and fantasy ever. Just four competitors are left from each of our regionals, which means you've got some tough choices ahead: Doctor Who or Blade Runner? Harry Potter or Hellboy? Terminator or X-Men? Vote now! » 3/21/14 12:00pm 3/21/14 12:00pm

The insane glory of Jodorowsky's Dune revealed in new trailer

A brand-new trailer for the documentary about Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky's failed attempt to make a Dune movie has dropped, and the look it provides at what could have been is fantastic, bewildering, and a little soul-crushing, mostly because we never got to see Salvador Dali as the Emperor of Space. » 2/14/14 7:30am 2/14/14 7:30am

2014 is the 30th Anniversary of David Lynch's Dune

David Lynch's Dune premiered thirty years ago. Sometime in 1983, I was sitting in my studio, wondering where my next cheeseburger was coming from, when I got a call from Raffaella de Laurentiis' office. "We're making a movie of Dune. We think your paintings of Mars in the book, The Grand Tour, look a lot like Arrakis.… » 1/27/14 1:00pm 1/27/14 1:00pm

10 Pieces of Science Fiction Trivia That Are Helpful in Real Life

We all memorize random bits of information about our favorite science fiction stories, just from long exposure to them. But we're aware, on some level, that it's all useless information. Except that some trivia is anything but trivial. Here are 10 pieces of science fiction trivia that could be really helpful in real… » 12/26/13 10:31am 12/26/13 10:31am

Was Jodorowsky's Dune the most ahead-of-its-time movie ever?

Alejandro Jodorowsky's never-made movie version of Dune is one of the great might-have-beens in science fiction history — featuring designs from some of the greatest artists and an appearance by Salvador Dali. Here's your exclusive first glimpse at the long-awaited documentary about this lost film. » 9/05/13 3:30pm 9/05/13 3:30pm