Just what is the link between westerns and science fiction and fantasy? Kim Harrison, author of The Hollows series, explains just how — and why — she blends features of old westerns into her books. »
The crew behind Pirates of the Caribbean is also responsible for the new Lone Ranger movie — so it's probably not surprising that the supernatural cowboy movie is kind of a send-up. The first two trailers made the film look like kind of a serious action movie, but thankfully this new one has some silly. »
In this exclusive behind the scenes clip from Cowboys & Aliens, watch John Wayne's grandson cower before the very difficult task of being thrown into the sky off a horse! Thank goodness Olivia Wilde was there. »
Lately it seems like a lot of the freshest genre works are mash-ups of well-worn ideas. Whether it's "police procedural with elves" or "superhero movie with Cold War intrigue." But why do some genre mashups rule, while others fail horribly? »
First quick glance at the alien space ship (one of three small vessels from the look of the lights).
Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig put some old timey bullets into the alien hide of a mysterious space invader in the first-ever trailer for Cowboys & Aliens. It's a first look at Jon Favreau's alien/western mashup movie. »
Did you know All-Star Superman scribe Grant Morrison has written a psychedelic Western inspired in part by Red Dead Redemption? Well, now you do! io9 spoke to Morrison and director Adam Egypt Mortimer about their upcoming film, entitled Sinatoro. »
The first time I ever read the word "anti-hero," it was in an article about science fiction, and it's always seemed a very science fictional type of word — like anti-matter, or anti-gravity. Science fiction has its share of one-dimensional white hats, but the characters who capture our imagination are usually the… »