20 Science Fiction Moments That Will Make Absolutely Anyone Cry

Yes, we don't care who you are. If you're not completely dead inside, like some freeze-dried husk, then there are certain moments from science fiction and fantasy that will make you break down. Here are 20 of the most tear-jerking moments from science fiction and fantasy stories. (Update: Added 5 more!) » 8/07/13 10:00am 8/07/13 10:00am

Wednesday's comics bring us new Walking Dead, a naughty Loki, and more!

It's the dog days of summer for the io9 gang, so yours truly is about to go sit under a stately oak and kick back with a stack of Bob Burden's Flaming Carrot and a Poland Spring bottle full of Prairie Fire. But before I decree that "relative humidity" is my spirit animal, here's your weekly comic preview. » 8/16/11 9:00am 8/16/11 9:00am

The weirdest (and most disturbing) giant rabbits in speculative fiction

Fossils of giant Mediterranean rabbits were recently discovered by paleontologists. In honor of the extinct Nuralagus rex, we present to you a round-up of some of the strangest, most frightening cottontails to thankfully never grace our reality. » 3/27/11 6:55pm 3/27/11 6:55pm

Trouble with the Movie Version of Robo-Animal Comic We3

Three lab animals - a dog, cat and bunny - are given robotic implants so they can talk, fight, and become the ultimate super-assassins for evil government types. With the help of a kind scientist, they break free and try to escape what the cat calls their "stink bosses." That's the cool, heart-rending tale behind comics … » 12/10/08 6:30am 12/10/08 6:30am

Two New Chances To Find Out The Grown-Ups Are All Wrong

Can't wait for the movie of City Of Ember to hit theaters in a few months? Dying for a dystopian story about tweens or teens discovering that adults are lying to them about everything? You're in luck! As we mentioned before, young adult novels are full of future dystopias. And two new dystopian YA books are coming out… » 7/24/08 11:29am 7/24/08 11:29am

Your Pussy Is Underperforming

Sure, your cat may be cute and can do that thing with the string, but can she autopsy a corpse or become a periscope for you to look through, on demand? Those are just two of the talents of the supercat in Brandon Graham's graphic novel King City — and that's not the only science fiction pet that can put yours to… » 3/07/08 8:00am 3/07/08 8:00am