Read A Great Apocalyptic Story That's Already Been Proved Wrong!

The Apocalypse Triptych covers a lot of apocalyptic scenarios in three books. But Jake Kerr has the unusual distinction of A) writing about a really cool asteroid impact scenario B) hinging his storyline on a future scenario that we already know won't happen. Read Kerr's essay about being wrong, and then read the… » 2/27/15 4:00pm 2/27/15 4:00pm

Grab Pre-apocalyptic Anthology The End is Nigh Today For Just $1.99!

The End Is Nigh – a pre-apocalyptic anthology of never-before-published short stories by some seriously awesome authors (including io9's own Charlie Jane Anders) – is Amazon's Kindle Daily Deal for Science Fiction and Fantasy! » 6/21/14 12:43pm 6/21/14 12:43pm

Science fiction and fantasy are now officially part of American literature. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's famous "Best American" series, which features annual anthologies of the best fiction, essays, and more, is starting up a "Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy" series in 2015, presided over by award-winning… » 2/21/14 10:00am 2/21/14 10:00am

Does the apocalypse come in three stages?

Celebrated anthologist John Joseph Adams has teamed up with Wool author Hugh Howey to bring you a triptych of anthologies that sound like annihilation candy: The End is Nigh, The End is Now and The End Has Come. We talked to Adams and Howie about the three stages of apocalypse. » 11/18/13 4:20pm 11/18/13 4:20pm

You've really never seen the Land of Oz like this before

We'll be seeing a lot of strange versions of L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz this year, including Sam Raimi's Oz: The Great and Powerful, and possibly the long-delayed Dorothy of Oz movie with the voice of Patrick Stewart. But these might just be the strangest visions of Oz you'll see for quite some time. » 1/17/13 4:30pm 1/17/13 4:30pm

You've never seen the Wizard of Oz like this before

There are a lot of new takes on L. Frank Baum's Land of Oz coming up, including Sam Raimi's Oz The Great and Powerful, and a new animated film featuring Patrick Stewart and Lea Michele. But the most unique takes might come from a new anthology, edited by John Joseph Adams and Douglas Cohen. Oz Reimagined: New Tales… » 10/22/12 6:30am 10/22/12 6:30am

Share your worst nightmare, and get a full year of Nightmare Magazine

John Joseph Adams' Nightmare Magazine is live on the web, and the first issue features horror fiction from Genevieve Valentine, Sarah Langan, and more. If you've been lamenting the lack of great outlets presenting full-blown horror short stories, then this is a really welcome change. For now, you can read the spooky,… » 10/04/12 3:20pm 10/04/12 3:20pm

Make a sacrifice to this dark, terrifying magazine... before it rises…

Now is your time to pledge your fealty to Nightmare Magazine — before it is fully manifested, and able to inhabit your brain with its raw terrors. The horrifying brainchild of John Joseph Adams, who's brought you Lightspeed Magazine and countless anthologies, Nightmare is poised to overwhelm you with the forces of… » 5/21/12 2:30pm 5/21/12 2:30pm

What it's really like to fight with giant suits of computerized armor

Most of us have dreamed about controlling giant, computerized armor suits like Iron Man does. But what would it really be like to fight inside and alongside these futuristic machines? Or to use them for something other than warfare? Those are the questions posed by the writers collected in John Joseph Adams' latest… » 3/19/12 4:25pm 3/19/12 4:25pm

Greet our new robot overlords with an anthology co-edited by Daniel H.…

Still need more hints about surviving that inevitable robot uprising? Robopocalypse author Daniel H. Wilson is here to help — he is putting out an anthology called Robot Uprisings, full of short stories that illustrate just what it'll take to remain in one piece after our robot overlords have taken over. His co-editor… » 3/14/12 2:36pm 3/14/12 2:36pm

Brian Selznick Unleashes Lightning and Automatons in Episode 51 of The…

Brian Selznick, author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret (basis for the movie Hugo), joins us to discuss working with Martin Scorsese, interviewing Sacha Baron Cohen, and creating his new book Wonderstruck. » 1/10/12 9:30am 1/10/12 9:30am

Chuck Palahniuk is Damned in Episode 50 of The Geek’s Guide to the…

Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club and new novel Damned, joins us to discuss chatting with telemarketers, being appalled at Hollywood hypocrisy, and writing stories that make people faint dead away. » 12/05/11 11:40am 12/05/11 11:40am

R. A. Salvatore Battles Bullies in Episode 49 of The Geek’s Guide to…

R. A. Salvatore, creator of the popular Dungeons & Dragons character Drizzt Do'Urden, joins us to discuss breaking into novel writing, bullying, and why a city of evil elves is a lot like Middle School. » 11/17/11 12:20pm 11/17/11 12:20pm

Lightspeed Magazine's captain is now also its engineer

John Joseph Adams launched Lightspeed Magazine just a couple years ago, and so far it's gotten some great buzz as well as plenty of award nominations. » 11/08/11 2:44pm 11/08/11 2:44pm

Lev Grossman is King of the Magicians in Episode 48 of The Geek’s Guide…

Lev Grossman, author of The Magicians and The Magician King, joins us to discuss goofing on Narnia, reviewing for Time, and rebelling against your parents when you're 35. » 11/04/11 10:51am 11/04/11 10:51am

Neal Stephenson Farms Gold and Changes the World in Episode 47 of The…

Neal Stephenson, author of Snow Crash and Reamde, joins us to discuss farming gold, learning Western martial arts, and changing the world through science fiction. » 10/21/11 10:30am 10/21/11 10:30am

Richard Dawkins Tells All in Episode 46 of The Geek’s Guide to the…

Richard Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, joins us to discuss working with Dave McKean, being friends with Douglas Adams, and whether or not a human can mate with a chimp. » 10/14/11 10:30am 10/14/11 10:30am

Jim Butcher Opens the Dresden Files in Episode 45 of The Geek’s Guide…

Jim Butcher, author of The Dresden Files and The Codex Alera series, joins us to discuss really bad ideas, tabletop gaming, and finding out that your dad is Rambo. » 9/30/11 2:07pm 9/30/11 2:07pm

Charlaine Harris Explores Love and Sex with Vampires in Episode 44 of…

Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse series, basis of the hit HBO series True Blood, joins us to discuss wrapping up the series, her oddest fans, and whether or not vampires poop. » 9/16/11 12:39pm 9/16/11 12:39pm

China Miéville Unleashes Linguistic Apocalypse in Episode 43 of The…

China Miéville, author of Perdido Street Station and The City & The City, joins us to discuss Dungeons & Dragons, international relations, and his recent science fiction novel Embassytown. » 9/02/11 7:40am 9/02/11 7:40am