The Biggest Stories on io9 in 2013

We've taken a lot of strange journeys together at io9 this year. And hopefully, we've learned some stuff along the way — including some stuff you'd probably like to unlearn. Here are all of the most popular io9 posts from 2013, in science, pop culture and general weirdness. » 12/30/13 12:23pm 12/30/13 12:23pm

What Did We Get Stuck In Our Rectums Last Year?

As in past years, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has created a searchable database of emergency room visits around the country. And as in past years, we have trolled the data for the finest examples of insertions showcasing extraordinarily bad luck and/or ingenuity. [Note: Headline has been updated. These… » 12/25/13 2:39pm 12/25/13 2:39pm

What's the worst movie we left off our list of the year's worst movies?

We made our choices, and now it's your turn. Last week, we posted our list of the best and worst movies of 2013, but it was especially hard to decide on the worst this year. So please tell us: Which movie should we have included on our "worst" list? » 12/23/13 10:47am 12/23/13 10:47am

10 Lessons That We Hope 2013 Has Taught the Entertainment Industry

This past year was a killing ground, but also a proving ground. Huge, massively-hyped projects crashed and burned, but there were also some surprising hits. And in the midst of this carnage, a few stark truths. Here are 10 lessons we hope the entertainment industry learns from 2013. » 12/23/13 10:05am 12/23/13 10:05am

The Best and Worst Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies of 2013

This was a good year to argue about movies. A lot of films inspired powerful reactions, either positive or negative, among audiences. Some of 2013's movies are destined to be among our all-time favorites, while others will be reviled forever. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst science fiction and fantasy movies of 2013. » 12/18/13 9:00am 12/18/13 9:00am

Best and Worst Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies of 2012

This was a pretty good year to be a fan of genre movies. More and more low-budget movies had the courage to tackle science fiction and fantasy themes, and meanwhile Hollywood seemed to step up its game a little. But at the same time, there were still tons of boring sequels and prequels, and mountains of crap. » 12/19/12 9:00am 12/19/12 9:00am

The Power List: 23 Movers and Shakers in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Science fiction and fantasy devoured our hearts and minds in 2011. The year's hit movies, bestselling books and buzzed-about television shows were dominated by genre fare — and a handful of people played a key part in making it happen. » 12/27/11 12:37pm 12/27/11 12:37pm

The Coolest and Wrongest Spoilers of 2010!

For every real piece of news, there's a hundred crazy rumors and unconfirmed reports. This year provided tons of vital hints at future entertainment...as well as a lot of wonderfully ridiculous rumors. Here's the coolest and wrongest spoilers of 2010. » 12/31/10 6:40pm 12/31/10 6:40pm

Best and Worst TV Moments Of 2010

We've rounded up every wonderful and horrible clip, from a year's worth of television watching. Island flushing, bow ties, vampire newscasts and twisty head sex — it's all on our list. See the best, and the worst, of 2010's TV. » 12/30/10 4:08pm 12/30/10 4:08pm

The Power List: 20 people who rocked science fiction and fantasy in…

It takes many galaxies' worth of amazing people to make science fiction and fantasy rock our world... but every year, there are some people who stand out as especially influential. Here's this year's list of the genre's movers and shakers. » 12/30/10 2:56pm 12/30/10 2:56pm

Best and Worst Science Fiction/Fantasy Movies of 2010

This year's best movies played with genres in ways that changed their audiences' perceptions. Video-game movies, action movies, heist movies and superhero movies — they all had dazzling reinventions. Here are the 10 best and worst SF/fantasy movies of 2010. » 12/27/10 4:09pm 12/27/10 4:09pm

The Greatest (And Wrongest) Spoilers Of 2009

For science fiction fans, the future can't arrrive fast enough. That's why we crave spoilers. This past year, spoilers gave us early glimpses of some crazy developments... and sometimes, steered us wrong. Here the greatest and wrongest spoilers of 2009. » 12/31/09 3:00pm 12/31/09 3:00pm

The Best Of io9's '09 Interviews: Our Favorite Strange Encounters

This year io9 got to quiz some of the galaxy's most interesting people. We found out what Maurice Sendak didn't like about his Wild Things movie, talked TSCC philosophy with Josh Friedman, and quizzed Zack Snyder about the Watchmen changes. » 12/31/09 8:00am 12/31/09 8:00am