R.I.P. Jay Lake, Irreplaceable Science Fiction And Fantasy Author

The first time I met Jay Lake, he was greeting people at a convention party in a Hawaiian shirt and joking, "That's right. I'm Cancer Guy." Lake was willing to joke about his identity as cancer survivor, while also inspiring others. But his identity as a writer and editor of groundbreaking SF was even more important. » 6/01/14 2:15pm 6/01/14 2:15pm

Read The First Chapter Of Jeff VanderMeer's Authority Right Here!

Authority, the second volume in Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, just came out. Given how much Annihilation thrilled us, that's exciting news. So we're stoked to be able to bring you the first chapter of Authority, exclusively at io9. » 5/08/14 3:40pm 5/08/14 3:40pm

We Need A New Literary Movement With A Slightly Ludicrous Name

When I first obsessed about the idea of being a science-fiction writer, I was captivated by the Slipstream movement, which aimed to bust genre boundaries and shatter expectations. And reading about 1975's science fiction boom makes you realize how great the New Wave was. So maybe it's time for a new movement with a… » 5/08/14 1:27pm 5/08/14 1:27pm

Madness of Flowers: The City Is...Alive

The brilliant and prolific Jay Lake returns to the City Imperishable, with a Madness of Flowers. This is a decadent, surreal urban fantasy in the New Weird vein. Sex Dwarfs, spoilers, and a Polar Bear await. » 10/08/09 3:40pm 10/08/09 3:40pm