Why Warehouse 13 Works, or Relax, It's Just Everything

Bob Goodman, one of the writers on Warehouse 13, offers some insights into the creative process as this series moves from its first to second season, and shares his theory about why a "storehouse of weirdness" show caught the zeitgeist. » 3/01/10 11:36am 3/01/10 11:36am

Wave Hello To Guest Blogger Marc Bernardin

This week io9 welcomes superpowered guest blogger Marc Bernardin, who will be contributing a handful of posts on pop culture - from the perspective of a critic and a creator. » 1/04/10 9:45am 1/04/10 9:45am

Why I Like To Write About The Apocalypse

I think we're programmed for hardship. In my experience, human beings are happiest when they're working themselves to the bone. People are more likely to feel adrift and unsatisfied when they have too much leisure time. Obstacles are good. » 10/28/09 4:26pm 10/28/09 4:26pm

The City Is A Battlesuit For Surviving The Future

The architecture of science fiction has profoundly changed urban design. When building cities of the future, our best guides may be places like comic book megalopolises Mega-City-1 or Transmet. » 9/20/09 1:00pm 9/20/09 1:00pm

The Questions You Shouldn't Answer, And The Answers You Can't Let Go Of

I was lucky enough to be talking with one of my favorite scifi novelists the other day, and I asked him a question he didn't know the answer to. » 8/28/09 9:00am 8/28/09 9:00am

What The Hell Happened to the Mid-Sized Scifi Movie?

This is a weird post. Maybe even a rant. And my ire could be significantly misplaced, but WTF - This is something I've been thinking about all summer: Where is the middle? I'm talking movie budgets here. » 8/27/09 2:51pm 8/27/09 2:51pm

Why Space: Above And Beyond Blazed New Trails

Before Apollo and Starbuck began frakking and fighting in Battlestar Galactica, the Wildcards of Space: Above and Beyond were dogfighting in their Hammerheads, bar-brawling with in-vitro hating racists, and elbow-deep in martian mud as alien artillery screamed from the sky. » 8/25/09 1:30pm 8/25/09 1:30pm

The Television I Need Therapy To Work Through

I go to my therapist twice a week and often we just talk about television. You'd think I wouldn't need to pay someone to analyze why Lost works when nothing else will, and yet that's exactly what I do. » 8/25/09 10:30am 8/25/09 10:30am