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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Nov 02, 2019. 11 comments

Charlie Jane Anders Is Announcing Her New Book Right Here on io9!

Charlie Jane Anders Is Announcing Her New Book Right Here on io9!

io9 co-founder Charlie Jane Anders has done a lot of kick-ass things in the past few years: winning a Nebula (for her debut novel, All the Birds in the Sky) and a Hugo (for the podcast she co-hosts with io9 co-founder Annalee Newitz, Our Opinions Are Correct); having her second novel, The City in the Middle of the Night, picked up for TV adaptation ; and joining the writers’ room for FX’s...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Oct 18, 2019. 2 comments

A Gifted Pilot Faces Alien Drones and Sassy AI in This Excerpt From Brandon Sanderson's Skyward Sequel, Starsight

A Gifted Pilot Faces Alien Drones and Sassy AI in This Excerpt From Brandon Sanderson's Skyward Sequel, Starsight

In 2018, we were thrilled to share the first peek at Skyward , the brand-new YA book from acclaimed sci-fi and fantasy author Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn, Stormlight Archive ). Now, io9 has another treat for Sanderson fans: the exclusive first excerpt from Skyward’s sequel, Starsight.

Here’s a brief summary of Starsight.

All her life, Spensa has dreamed of becoming a pilot. Of proving she’s a...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Oct 10, 2019. 13 comments

The New Trailer for Pixar's Onward Is Filled With Suburban Fantasy...and Half a Dad?

The New Trailer for Pixar's Onward Is Filled With Suburban Fantasy...and Half a Dad?
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Pixar’s new movie has uh, some weird things about it beyond just the modern-day elves.

The beloved animation studio just released its first full trailer for Onward, starring Tom Holland and Chris Pratt as two elven brothers , Ian and Barley, who after turning 16 are given a...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Oct 05, 2019. 7 comments

The King's Man's Matthew Vaughn and Ralph Fiennes on Keeping Superheroes Human

The King's Man's Matthew Vaughn and Ralph Fiennes on Keeping Superheroes Human

Ralph Fiennes isn’t really one for superhero movies. The King’s Man star may be known for playing one of fantasy’s biggest villains in the Harry Potter series, but he’s stayed mostly clear of the Marvel and DC mega-movie universes. Why is that? As he and director Matthew Vaughn put it, there needs to be one thing at the center of it all: Humanity.

“Superhero movies are not the first film of...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Sep 18, 2019. 8 comments

8 Cool Details About Making The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance From Its Incredible Documentary

8 Cool Details About Making The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance From Its Incredible Documentary

A wonderful thing happens when you roll the credits on the final episode of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: you’ve finished watching one of the best TV shows of the year. But thenanother wonderful thing happens: The Crystal Calls, an almost hour-and-a-half long making-of documentary, immediately queues up.

If you’re anything like me, no matter how late is was or tired you were by the...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Sep 17, 2019. 10 comments

In The Secret Garden Debut Trailer, a Magical World Unfolds

In The Secret Garden Debut Trailer, a Magical World Unfolds
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It’s the story of a young orphan, a sick boy, and a secret garden that unlocks something special within them, branching out into the lives of everyone else....

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Sep 16, 2019. 15 comments

Disenchantment Season 2 Fixes the Debut's Mistakes, but Adds a Surprising New One

Disenchantment Season 2 Fixes the Debut's Mistakes, but Adds a Surprising New One
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Netflix’s Disenchantment started out as a curiosity . Much of it felt like standard Matt Groening fare, akin to The Simpsons or Futurama. But it ended on such a promising note, it made me eager to see what was around the corner. The sophomore season has buffered out the rough edges,...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Sep 13, 2019. 10 comments

HBO's Developing Another Game of Thrones Prequel Focused on the Targaryens' Destruction

HBO's Developing Another Game of Thrones Prequel Focused on the Targaryens' Destruction

Fire can’t kill a dragon and neither can the end of Game of Thrones, apparently.

Deadline reports that HBO is close to moving forward with yet another Game of Thrones prequel that will focus specifically on House Targaryen—300 years before the events of Game of Thrones when their house was just beginning to fall apart. Deadline reports that George R.R. Martin is set to co-executive produce...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Sep 11, 2019. 21 comments

BBC's Discworld Adaptation, The Watch, Nabs Richard Dormer and More for Its Cast

BBC's Discworld Adaptation, The Watch, Nabs Richard Dormer and More for Its Cast

We’ve been hearing tiny little bits of news about the BBC’s attempt to bring the world of Terry Pratchett’s beloved fantasy novels to life since the author’s passing in 2015 , but now, the world of the Disc is taking a big step forward in its return to TV.

The BBC has just announced the full primary cast for The Watch, ahead of production beginning later this month. The series, set in the...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Sep 06, 2019. 15 comments

Jojo Rabbit May Be Eerily Pertinent, but It's Actually Been in the Works for Years

Jojo Rabbit May Be Eerily Pertinent, but It's Actually Been in the Works for Years

Taika Waititi’s anti-hate satire might feel like it was created as a response to the wave of Trump-era fascism, but Waititi has been trying to make Jojo Rabbit happen for almost a decade. In a new interview, Waititi discussed the long road for the film and why, just because it wasn’t created for the here and now, doesn’t mean that’s not why it exists.

“It wasn’t something where it felt like,...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Sep 05, 2019. 15 comments

Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea May Again Become a TV Mini-Series

Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea May Again Become a TV Mini-Series

Before Ursula Le Guin passed away in 2018 , she agreed to give producer Jennifer Fox the rights to one of her most popular literary works, Earthsea. Now, it looks like Fox is taking a big step forward in using those rights.

Deadline reports that the producer has now partnered with A24 to bring Earthsea to TV screens (rather than a movie, which was previously reported).

“Ursula Le Guin is a...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Sep 04, 2019. 7 comments

Star Trek’s Borg Queen Helps a New Version of Hansel & Gretel Get Even More Twisted

Star Trek’s Borg Queen Helps a New Version of Hansel & Gretel Get Even More Twisted
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It’s called Gretel & Hansel. You see what they did there.

Directed by Osgood Perkins, Gretel & Hansel...well, do I have to explain the classic Brothers Grimm Fairy Tale to you?

Creepy house full of delicious treats and an even creepier old lady (Star Trek icon Alice Krige this time around), two...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 30, 2019. 6 comments

Fall Movie Guide: 49 Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Movies to Look Out For

Fall Movie Guide: 49 Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Movies to Look Out For

If you like weird genre movies, fall 2019 is for you.

It seems as if this year the Autumn leaves are bringing with them more than the usual amount of creepy thrillers, gory horror films, and psychological dramas. Of course, if you just want a lot of big-budget blockbusters, sequels, and franchises, there’s plenty of that too. Star Wars is ending, Terminator is returning, The Shining is even...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 27, 2019. 14 comments

There's Something for Every Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fan on io9's Massive List of Fall Books

There's Something for Every Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fan on io9's Massive List of Fall Books

We’re up to our eyeballs in genre books, folks—space capers, fantasy adventures, alt-history thrillers, short-fiction collections, and even a couple of nonfiction books thrown in for good measure. Dive in, and get ready for an amazing season of reading.

SeptemberNo One’s Home by D.M. Pulley

A family looking for a fresh start moves to a new town to renovate an abandoned mansion, but soon finds...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 27, 2019. 4 comments

A Feisty Warrior Reluctantly Explores Her Psychic Gifts in the First Chapter of Joe Abercrombie's A Little Hatred

A Feisty Warrior Reluctantly Explores Her Psychic Gifts in the First Chapter of Joe Abercrombie's A Little Hatred

Joe Abercrombie, author of the First Law trilogy and the Shattered Sea series, is back with a new epic fantasy trilogy: the Age of Madness. We’ve got an exclusive look at the first chapter of the first book, A Little Hatred; it introduces Rikke, an appealingly tough new character who’s coming to grips with her psychic gifts.

Here’s a brief summary of A Little Hatred:

The chimneys of industry...

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Jill Pantozzi Jill Pantozzi Aug 17, 2019. 17 comments

Carnival Row Is Just Dull, and All the Fairy Fornicating in the World Can't Save It

Carnival Row Is Just Dull, and All the Fairy Fornicating in the World Can't Save It

In a world where fantasy adaptations reign ...hell, in the very same world of the studio that’s putting Lord of the Rings to the screen again, Amazon’s Carnival Row is not the fantasy drama you’re looking for.

Original fantasy works on TV are hard to come by these days which is a big reason why Carnival Row’s execution is so disappointing. (Writer/creator Travis Beacham tried to sell his...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 16, 2019. 6 comments

Neil Gaiman's Take on Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast Fantasy Trilogy Finds a Home at Showtime

Neil Gaiman's Take on Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast Fantasy Trilogy Finds a Home at Showtime

Game of Thrones is over , and every network and streaming service is currently trying to replicate the success of HBO’s hit by finding their own epic fantasy breakout. Showtime, which already has Kingkiller Chronicle in development, is doubling down with another genre title: Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy.

As previously reported , and as Variety reminds us with news of this latest...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 08, 2019. 1 comments

Intriguing Female Characters Highlight These 8 New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts

Intriguing Female Characters Highlight These 8 New Sci-Fi and Fantasy Shorts

Not all of the women in these new sci-fi and fantasy shorts—be they astronauts, fighter pilots, ambitious office workers, criminals, or just regular folks dealing with complicated emotions and surreal situations—are heroes. But isn’t life more interesting that way ?

1) Rendezvous With Mars

Divya More and Mayukh Goswami created this animated film (shared online by Dust) about a woman whose mind...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 08, 2019. 13 comments

The Castle of Cagliostro and the Power of Fantasy

The Castle of Cagliostro and the Power of Fantasy

A few weeks ago, a trailer for the new, incredible-looking 3D animated Lupin III movie came out. “It’s not really for io9,” I admitted to my editor and constantly-put-upon boss, Jill, as I frothed about how good it looked. “I love Lupin, but it’s not the kind of genre we cover.” Lupin III, of course, is about heists and thieves, not space or fantasy.

As you’re probably aware from the fact that...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 07, 2019. 9 comments

Lucasfilm's First Non-Star Wars or Indiana Jones Film in Years Is a Children of Blood and Bone Adaptation

Lucasfilm's First Non-Star Wars or Indiana Jones Film in Years Is a Children of Blood and Bone Adaptation

Since Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, the studio has been laser-focused on two of its biggest franchises: cycling up a whole deluge of Star Wars films, and getting going on a continuation of Indiana Jones . But now it’s working on a new project, wholly disconnected from supernatural treasure hunting or Jedi adventures.

Deadline reports Disney is moving ahead with an adaptation of Tomi...

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