The Brilliant Ghostbusters III Pitch We Want To Greenlight

The Ghostbusters III script is in production, which could mean epic win or monster fail. But now a new idea for the franchise is circulating online, and it's got us excited. But it might be too smart to get made. » 6/19/09 12:30pm 6/19/09 12:30pm

It Came From The Red States!

It's another installment of Entropist, a scifi culture column by futurist design maven Geoff Manaugh, author of BLDG BLOG. What would it be like to make horror films for the Red States? Maybe we've seen too many mutants warped by environmental damage and dioxin exposure, enough of government conspiracy flicks… » 1/18/08 9:00am 1/18/08 9:00am

The Control Hammer

It's another installment of Entropist, a scifi culture column by futurist design maven Geoff Manaugh, editor of BLDG BLOG. Tucked away in a museum at the University of Toronto is a collection of small devices known as the Museum of Psychological Instruments. These contraptions were assembled and put to use during "an… » 1/04/08 12:00pm 1/04/08 12:00pm

Meet the Bloggers at io9

I'm Annalee Newitz, editor of io9, and I'll be your pilot on this ride across time and space and your imagination and all that crap. The first time I saw Star Wars I got so excited that I threw up. I learned about sex from reading John Varley novels about creatures with three sets of genitals living inside a giant… » 1/03/08 6:00am 1/03/08 6:00am

Give Me Some (Artificial) Skin

In Patrick Süskind's 1985 novel Perfume, a psychotic perfumer goes to murderous lengths to create the ultimate scent. He kills a young woman to incorporate her natural smell into his latest cologne - and he is himself later ripped apart by people driven into a state of bloodlust by the power of his creations. But the… » 11/30/07 9:00am 11/30/07 9:00am