Gene Wolfe talks dystopian futures, and the chances of star-drive in…

A one-in-200 chance that an interstellar drive will be developed soon? Gene Wolfe thinks it's possible. The author discussed that and much, much more in an interview about his new novel, Home Fires. » 1/18/11 12:36pm 1/18/11 12:36pm

Feminism, astronauts, and riding sidesaddle: Talking to Dreamsnake's…

It's Dreamsnake weekend for Blogging the Hugos! Today, an interview with author Vonda McIntyre about writing 1979's Hugo-winning novel, how much things have changed for women in SF, and how she hopes you don't notice the trick she pulled. » 10/24/10 9:00am 10/24/10 9:00am

Alan Moore Documentary Will Melt Your Eyes And Ears

You may have read Alan Moore's work in Watchmen, Swamp Thing, V For Vendetta, or The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but do you know much about the guy behind some of the greatest comics of the turn of the millennium? AlterTube has posted a 2003 documentary about him, which you can watch after the jump. If you… » 2/01/08 8:40am 2/01/08 8:40am

Cloverfield Has Secret Emo Rock Soundtrack

Pete Wentz from Fall Out Boy has been having a Cloverfield fangasm, along with some delusions of grandeur. He somehow became convinced that writer Drew Goddard based the entire movie on the band's Infinity on High album. In fact, his story got so extreme that he started saying the movie would sync up with the album,… » 1/31/08 2:15pm 1/31/08 2:15pm

Trippy Re-Interpretations of Stan Lee's Comic Book Characters at Art…

Click to view io9 took a spin through Gallery 1988 and Golden Apple Comics last night in Los Angeles as artists like Ruben Rude, Travis Lampe, Brandon Bird, Patrick Gannon, Misha, Angry Woebots, Jeff McMillan, Sarah Coleman and Daniel Danger paid tribute to Stan "The Man" Lee through reinterpretations of some of his… » 1/09/08 12:00pm 1/09/08 12:00pm

Science Fiction Loves "The Man"

Science fiction offers writers a blank palette of creation when it comes to creating new worlds, technologies, and possibilities. However, when it comes to naming those characters, sometimes those writers fall spectacularly short. Case in point: all of the characters with the surname "man." Check out our list of… » 1/09/08 11:20am 1/09/08 11:20am

Harlan Ellison Has a Mouth, And He Likes To Use It

The Harlan Ellison documentary Dreams With Sharp Teeth will be part of the SXSW Film Festival in March later this year, and as you can tell from this trailer, it features Harlan Ellison at his most colorful. The documentary began filming in 1981, also features Battlestar Galactica head honcho Ronald D. Moore, author… » 1/04/08 8:40am 1/04/08 8:40am

Viggo Mortenson As The Father Of Science Fiction?

Sylvester Stallone wants Viggo Mortensen to pick up the pen and cavort with ravens in a film he's directing about the life of Edgar Allan Poe. Long known for his dark horror, fantasy and detective tales, Poe also created the first futuristic dystopia in fiction. » 11/14/07 12:30pm 11/14/07 12:30pm

TV's Frank From MST3K Masquerades As Studio Executive


Although it's been more than a decade since TV's Frank (Frank Conniff) appeared on Mystery Science Theater 3000, it's hard to mistake his white hair and baritone voice in this parody video showing us the other side of the Writer's Guild Strike: the poor, suffering studio executives. Besides playing what looks like… » 11/12/07 3:42pm 11/12/07 3:42pm