The 5th Episode of Haphead Takes You Down the Rabbit Hole

io9 is proud to be bringing you new episodes of indie series Haphead every week. Created by Jim Munroe, Haphead is the story of a VR gamer in a near-future dystopian Toronto. In the fifth episode, Maxine copes with the loss of her rebellious punk dad — and disturbing accusations from the authorities. » 2/17/15 12:55pm 2/17/15 12:55pm

In the New Episode of Haphead, Things Get Really Dark

io9 is proud to be bringing you weekly installments of the indie scifi series Haphead, created by Jim Munroe, about a VR gamer living in a dystopian future Toronto. In the fourth installment of the series, Maxine tries to help her depressed dad, a former punk gone corporate. And that's when things get creepy. » 2/10/15 8:00pm 2/10/15 8:00pm

The Book Of Strange New Things Will Blow You Away

Michael Faber's new novel The Book of Strange New Things pulls a neat trick. At first, you think it's going to be about a human trying to explain our culture — and specifically Christianity — to aliens on the planet Oasis. But at some point, you realize it's about the fate of humanity, instead. And that's when it gets… » 12/25/14 12:29pm 12/25/14 12:29pm

Just in Time for Election Day, a Post-Apocalyptic Toronto in Pictures

Lo-fi scifi auteur Jim Munroe worked with three artists, Mathew Borrett, Terry Lau and Sanford Kong, to create these gorgeous images of a fallen Toronto. It's just in time for the Canadian election, where notorious politician Rob Ford's older brother Doug is currently polling pretty well in the Toronto mayoral race. » 10/25/14 2:40pm 10/25/14 2:40pm

If you want to understand the ethical implications of Google Glass,…

Several years ago, scifi filmmaker and videogame designer Jim Munroe wrote a film called Infest Wisely, an anthology of short movies about the near future. "Early Adopter" is a story about a woman who ingests nanobots that allow her to take pictures with her eyes, invisibly, without anyone realizing she's filming… » 3/14/13 5:53pm 3/14/13 5:53pm

A brilliant, satirical indie flick about the future of dead-end jobs

Last week marked the debut of Jim Munroe's latest indie flick, Ghosts with Shit Jobs, at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival. It played to a rapturous, sold-out crowd, and for good reason: As one of the festival organizers said, it's rare to see really smart, biting science fiction satire these days. Made for a budget of… » 5/15/12 11:16am 5/15/12 11:16am

The Rapture is Real, Angels Have Machine Guns, and Dogs Can Talk

Imagine what would happen if all the right-wing Christians suddenly floated up into the sky, and your wiccan lesbian neighbors could suddenly do real magic. That's the premise of magic realist/scifi/defies description graphic novel Therefore Repent!, written by the awesome scifi author Jim Munroe and drawn… » 5/21/08 5:45pm 5/21/08 5:45pm

Science Fiction That Changed Political Rhetoric Forever

As we ramp up for election season, it's time to consider how science fiction has changed the face of politics. In California, where I live, we recently elected a science fiction actor Governor, but that's not what I mean. The question is, can science fiction change politics in the way other rhetoric does? We asked… » 1/07/08 9:42am 1/07/08 9:42am