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 11:00am9/15/11 11:00am

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 11:30am7/02/10 11:30am