Congrats to the 2011 Nebula Award Winners!

Last night, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America announced the winners of the 2011 Nebula Awards. There were plenty of outstanding candidates in the nomination pool, and here are the folks who took home the glittering spiral trophies: » 5/20/12 7:30am 5/20/12 7:30am

Winners Of The "Sword Of My Mouth" Caption Contest

Comic book writer Jim Munroe just judged our caption contest from Monday, and reported that it was "super fuckin fun." We've got all ten winners below! » 5/06/10 6:20am 5/06/10 6:20am

Winners of the Bram Stoker Awards For Best Horror Announced

Looking for some good horror writing? Now you've got some recommendations - the annual Bram Stoker awards for best horror writing were announced over the weekend. » 3/29/10 12:46pm 3/29/10 12:46pm

Winners of the Caprica Caption Contest!

On Tuesday, we promised we'd send you Zune packed with the the entire fourth season of Battlestar Galactica if you wrote an awesome caption for this image. Now we've got our winner (plus runners-up)! » 4/30/09 11:49am 4/30/09 11:49am

Announcing the Winners of the io9 Mad Science Contest

Politicians may be worried about the dangers of scientists "playing god" with genetic experimentation, but we want biology to be brazen. We're rooting for mad scientists with homebrew closet labs, grassroots geneticists, and garage genome hackers — because they're the researchers most likely to change the world. And… » 9/15/08 8:00am 9/15/08 8:00am

The Blue Forest

Elliott Gresswell is the winner of our "general synthetic lifeform" category for the Mad Science contest. His entry, about a lifeform called the "Blue Forest," is a fictional lab notebook written by a scientist working on a team that invents a form of plant life that lives on a kind of aquatic nano-goo. As the plant… » 9/14/08 8:47pm 9/14/08 8:47pm