This fantastic anthology was written entirely by io9 commenters!

A few years ago, a group of io9 commenters created the Thursday Tales forum on io9. Every week, they post short stories or continuations of longer stories on Thursdays. Eventually they had so many great stories that they decided to publish an anthology. It's called We Had Stars Once, we've got an excerpt! » 7/12/13 8:54am 7/12/13 8:54am

I want to go to a planet where I don't have to build a new climate just to survive

Every planet is different, but usually in the early phases of geoengineering you're looking at a lot of volcanic work. Helps enrich the soil, warms the climate, creates bigger landmasses. If you bring your own minerals and molecular precursors — standard supplies for most terraforming operations — you can seed every… » 9/15/11 8:00am 9/15/11 8:00am

Your fellow io9 readers have built a fortress of story-writing awesomeness

Check out #ThursdayTales, a new reader-generated feature at io9 that started yesterday. A group of io9 commenters, led by the formidable Gaudy Mouse Muad'Dib, started a severely cool new practice of sharing links to new short stories they'd written. After just one day of #ThursdayTales, there's already a wealth of… » 7/02/10 8:30am 7/02/10 8:30am