Jeff VanderMeer's Next Book Will Explore The Strange History Of SF

Jeff VanderMeer's done a couple of big nonfiction books about genre storytelling lately: Wonderbook and The Steampunk User's Manual. But his next project sounds like the most ambitious yet. Space Oddities & Super Freaks: The Secret History of Science Fiction and Fantasy sounds like it could be a mind-warping read. » 12/04/14 2:50pm 12/04/14 2:50pm

Madeline Ashby's Warped Singularity Novel Company Town Is Coming Soon!

We've been excited about Madeline Ashby's futuristic thriller Company Town since she wrote an essay for us about it last April. This book was supposed to be out in October, but was delayed (along with some others) due to Angry Robot's sale to entrepreneur Etan Ilfeld. But now Ashby tells us Company Town has a new… » 11/27/14 11:45am 11/27/14 11:45am

"Infodump," "Mary Sue" And Other Words That Authors Are Sick Of Hearing

Science fiction and fantasy readers are in a constant dialogue with their favorite stories. At conventions, workshops, and online, people geek out about their favorite books. But sometimes, authors get a little tired of the same old memes. Ten authors told io9 about the writing terms they'd like to see retired. » 11/25/14 1:00pm 11/25/14 1:00pm

Vice Magazine Just Started Publishing Science Fiction Online

Another new science fiction magazine has just joined the internet. Vice Magazine, which was already writing about science fiction via its excellent Motherboard site, has launched a SF mag called Terraform, with stories by Cory Doctorow and Bruce Sterling. But the interesting part is, they want to see more fiction go… » 11/17/14 11:25am 11/17/14 11:25am

Hear Gillian Anderson Read From Her New Novel A Vision Of Fire!

X-Files star Gillian Anderson has co-written her first novel, A Vision of Fire, and we've got an exclusive taste of the audiobook, read by Anderson. Plus glimpses of some early cover concepts that were more X-Files-oriented. That's just one of the books from Simon & Schuster's new imprint Simon451. » 10/07/14 12:17pm 10/07/14 12:17pm

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories for the Week of September 1 - 6

A new month means brand new magazines! And this is a great time to remind you that many of the best short stories of the month come from magazines that offer subscriptions on a monthly, semi-monthly, and quarterly basis. And your subscription helps editors pay writers, who in turn write great stories. » 9/05/14 10:40am 9/05/14 10:40am