You Can Watch A Live Reading Of Orwell's 1984 Via Your Computer

Now that we're living in a world of pervasive surveillance, and Big Brother really is watching you, the D.C. Public Library is hosting a live reading of George Orwell's 1984 in its entirety. "Special guest readers" will take part, but you can also sign up to read — or watch the whole thing streaming on YouTube. »1/05/15 9:00pm1/05/15 9:00pm


Tonight: Hear some of your favorite SF authors read their favorite SF authors

If you're in Brooklyn tonight at 7:30, you should stop by the new science fiction bookstore Singularity & Co., where some great SF authors are paying tribute to their influences. Lev Grossman is reading James White, Paul Park is reading Ursula K. Le Guin, and Ophira Eisenberg is reading Kurt Vonnegut. More details at… »9/28/12 4:43pm9/28/12 4:43pm

Location Changed! Come hear io9's Charlie Jane Anders read in NYC with Brian Slattery

If you're in New York tomorrow evening, you should stop by the Soho Gallery for the Digital Arts around 6:30, when Charlie Jane Anders will be reading from her novelette "Six Months, Three Days" with Lost Everything author Brian Francis Slattery. This is part of the long-running and illustrious New York Review of… »5/21/12 9:40am5/21/12 9:40am

Author and Lovecraft biographer Michel Houellebecq has gone missing

Michel Houellebecq, whose novels deal with themes like sado-masochism, molecular biology and cloning, has gone missing according to his publisher. Houellebecq, who also wrote a biography of H.P. Lovecraft, was scheduled to appear for a reading tour in the Netherlands and Belgium, but he never showed up. »9/14/11 12:41pm9/14/11 12:41pm

A Science Fiction Reading Set To Music, Beat Poetry-Style

We've been fans of Sue Lange's writing since we came across her unsettling chapbook We, Robots, from Aqueduct Press. And now if you're in Landsdowne, PA later this month, you can see her do a beat-poet-inspired reading of her new story collection Uncategorized, with musical accompaniment by guitarist/vocalist Gary M.… »2/03/10 12:30pm2/03/10 12:30pm

io9 Last Week: Brain Implants, Dire Predictions, and Some Seriously Hot Photos

io9 came to life this past Wednesday on some nanoflop crystal computers in a Martian science outpost. On our first day, we told you what an io9 is and brazenly posted a manifesto called "Addicted to the Future."

We told you about ten scifi books we can't wait to read in 2008, and made some rather strident… »1/05/08 9:00am1/05/08 9:00am