These Brand New Peter Pan Illustrations Will Absolutely Make You Believe in Fairies

It’s just over a century since Scottish novelist J.M. Barrie adapted his stage play Peter and Wendy into a novel. And now, there’s a beautiful new edition of Barrie’s book, illustrated by MinaLima, the firm that did the graphics in the Harry Potter films. Check out an exclusive look inside the brand new Peter Pan! »10/08/15 2:59pmToday 2:59pm

A Brand New Kids' Space Opera Series From Some of Your Favorite YA Authors

Voyagers aims to be a brand new Star Wars for the young generation, right while everybody is getting excited about the upcoming Force Awakens. There are six books coming out in the next year, written by people like City of Ember author Jeanne DuPrau and Skinned author Robin Wasserman. Check out an excerpt! »9/29/15 2:40pm9/29/15 2:40pm

Here's a Stunning Look at Volume 2 of Mark Z. Danielewski's The Familiar!

Mark Danielewski blew everybody’s minds with House of Leaves. And now he’s trying to do something really ambitious and strange with his new project, The Familiar. It’s partly a serialized narrative in the style of a TV show, partly an art book, and partly a science fiction mystery. Check out a sneak peek at part two! »9/24/15 2:45pm9/24/15 2:45pm

Fran Krause's Deep Dark Fears Book Is Full of Things You Didn't Know To Be Afraid Of

We’ve celebrated Fran Krause’s Deep Dark Fears tumblr before—it’s a collection of really insane comics about truly bizarre things to be afraid of. A lot of them are very outlandish or sort of existential, or just very goofy. And now, he’s got a book of new comics, and we’ve got an exclusive first peek. »9/22/15 2:30pm9/22/15 2:30pm

This Urban Fantasy Story Will Make You Realize Just How Creepy Psychic Gifts Can Be

The Apex Book of World SF 4, available now as an ebook for just $4.49, contains 28 stories from all over the world. We’re proud to feature one of them, “The Good Matter” by Swedish author Nene Ormes, as an exclusive excerpt here at io9. Learn just how twisted someone with a psychic ability can become.
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"How The Human Era Ends": Listen To The Audiobook Of Ramez Naam's Apex

The epic post-human story of Ramez Naam’s Nexus trilogy has finally come to an end—and the final volume, Apex, is coming out as an audiobook. And we’ve got an excerpt. Meet the intelligences that are set to replace us, and find out why “the next few minutes will decide the future of intelligence on planet Earth.” »7/20/15 11:00pm7/20/15 11:00pm

The Hoverboard Scene In Back To The Future 2 Nearly Killed A Stuntwoman

Sure, the hoverboard chase in Back to the Future 2’s 2015 sequence looks incredibly cool—but it was also incredibly unsafe. Just ask stunt performer Cheryl Wheeler, who was badly injured during filming. Find out more, in an exclusive excerpt from We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy. »6/23/15 11:00am6/23/15 11:00am