How To Handle Rejection of Your Writing, Without Becoming a Basket Case

Rejection is part of being a writer. Unless you’re that one-in-a-billion wunderkind who gets “discovered” while you’re still in high school and goes on to become a literary sensation. Almost everybody who writes stories (or anything) has their work dismissed and sent packing, over and over. And learning to deal with… »9/15/15 5:25pm9/15/15 5:25pm

This Week's io9 Newsstand Is Not Just About 9/11

This morning, The New Yorker heralded the arrival of Speculative 9/11 Fiction with trepidation, calling the trend “unsettling.” The article is partly a commentary on how fiction of any kind deals with traumatic, culture-shaping events, and partly a review of the new anthology In the Shadow of the Towers: Speculative… »9/11/15 6:40pm9/11/15 6:40pm

LIGHTSPEED Presents: "Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World" by Caroline M. Yoachim

io9 is proud to present fiction from LIGHTSPEED MAGAZINE. Once a month, we’ll be featuring a story from LIGHTSPEED’s current issue. This month’s selection is “Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World” by Caroline M. Yoachim. You can read the story below or you can listen to the podcast. Enjoy! »9/08/15 7:40pm9/08/15 7:40pm

io9 Newsstand: Speculative Fiction Is All About Keeping It Real (and Sometimes Surreal)

This week’s stories are about the housing crisis. They’re about ruthless politicians screwing everyone over in service of their own power games. And how making people safe means stripping them of everything that makes them real and worthwhile. And yes, these stories are speculative fiction and not articles from Reason… »8/29/15 12:47pm8/29/15 12:47pm