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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Nov 29, 2019.

Two Refugees Digitally Disguise Themselves In This Haunting Sci-Fi Short

Two Refugees Digitally Disguise Themselves In This Haunting Sci-Fi Short

The era of humanity is over, and the only way to survive is to completely lose everything that makes you, well, you. Dust’s short film “How To Be Human” puts a sci-fi bent on a familiar tragedy—where refugees, immigrants, and other disenfranchised people are forced to hide their identities to survive.

“How To Be Human” stars Sophie Kennedy Clark and Louise Salter as Adelphe and Kimi, two...

Julie Muncy Julie Muncy Nov 10, 2019. 3 comments

The Studio That Made Snowpiercer and Parasite Is Preparing to Heavily Expand Its Hollywood Presence

The Studio That Made Snowpiercer and Parasite Is Preparing to Heavily Expand Its Hollywood Presence

You may not know CJ Entertainment, but you know their work. The South Korean production company has famously had a hand in two of director Bong Joon Ho’s most successful film—the 2013 dark sci-fi drama Snowpiercer , and his Palme d’Or-winning black comedy, Parasite . On the heels of those and further successes, CJ is expanding its presence in Hollywood.

As Variety reports, CJ, which has been...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Oct 28, 2019. 9 comments

A Genetically Engineered 'Happy Plant' Turns on Its Maker in the Eerie Trailer for Little Joe

A Genetically Engineered 'Happy Plant' Turns on Its Maker in the Eerie Trailer for Little Joe
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A corporate plant breeder (Emily Beecham) believes she’s created a flower that looks beautiful, smells divine, and has actual mood-enhancing powers. But as it turns out, nature may still be in control with far less benevolent intentions —as this new trailer for Little Joe...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Oct 09, 2019. 17 comments

The World Is Suddenly a Very Porous Place in the Trailer for Sci-Fi Horror Portals

The World Is Suddenly a Very Porous Place in the Trailer for Sci-Fi Horror Portals
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If an unexplained doorway into an unknown void suddenly appeared before you, what would you do? What would everyone else do? Portals, a new sci-fi horror film, tries to imagine what that might look like on a global scale.

Portals takes place in the near future, immediately after...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Sep 17, 2019. 19 comments

Paul Rudd Plots to Murder Paul Rudd in the First Trailer for Netflix Series Living With Yourself

Paul Rudd Plots to Murder Paul Rudd in the First Trailer for Netflix Series Living With Yourself
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We’ve known Paul Rudd was going to play a guy forced to face off with himself for over a year, but the first trailer for Netflix series Living With Yourself is finally here—and it looks like the existential black comedy void that’s been gaping within us since we finished Russian Doll is finally...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Sep 17, 2019. 8 comments

The First Trailer for In the Shadow of the Moon Injects a Sci-Fi Twist Into a Gritty Serial Killer Tale

The First Trailer for In the Shadow of the Moon Injects a Sci-Fi Twist Into a Gritty Serial Killer Tale
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Just seeing “directed by Jim Mickle” is enough to sell me on a movie—the indie filmmaker is the guy behind genre-bending films like vampire road movie Stake Land ; cannibal-family saga We Are What We Are; and neo-noir crime drama Cold in July. His latest is coming to Netflix, and it looks like...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Sep 15, 2019. 5 comments

Sci-Fi Miniseries Restoration Feels like Altered Carbon With a Case of the Body Snatchers

Sci-Fi Miniseries Restoration Feels like Altered Carbon With a Case of the Body Snatchers

Seems like any other day. You head to the doctor to undergo a routine digital back-up of your consciousness, but find yourself suddenly trapped in someone else’s body. That’s the premise behind Restoration, an Australian sci-fi miniseries now available to watch for free online.

Created by Stuart Willis and Matthew Clayfield, Restoration is a five-part video series about a lawyer named Oliver...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Sep 02, 2019. 21 comments

The 5 Coolest Working-Class Heroes in Science Fiction

The 5 Coolest Working-Class Heroes in Science Fiction

Science fiction isn’t just about the scientists, soldiers, and folks with superpowers. It’s also about everyday heroes—the working class, the people fighting to make a difference in their world.

In fact, one of the best things about science fiction is how it’s used to comment on social and political issues in our own lives, including the fight for equal rights and representation at work. That’s...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 31, 2019. 12 comments

Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders on the Intersection Between Writing About Science and Writing Science Fiction

Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders on the Intersection Between Writing About Science and Writing Science Fiction

io9 was founded as a website dedicated to both science journalism and science-fiction and cultural criticism. And although that mission has evolved over the years, that intersection between science and science fiction is something that still drives co-founders Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz’ work as authors. At a recent talk in London, England, the duo discussed how their science...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 30, 2019. 15 comments

The First Trailer for Netflix’s The I-Land Is a Mysterious Battle Royale Gone Wrong

The First Trailer for Netflix’s The I-Land Is a Mysterious Battle Royale Gone Wrong
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A group of strangers wakes up on a deserted island . Soon, they realize they’re in the middle of some kind of grand experiment. Or game. Or something. We don’t know for sure but damn if it’s not intriguing.

That blend of Lost and The Hunger Games (or The Cabin in the Woods or The Running Man or...

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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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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 29, 2019. 6 comments

Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz on Creating Worlds, and How to Tell If You're in an Alternate Timeline

Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz on Creating Worlds, and How to Tell If You're in an Alternate Timeline

Readers of io9 are no doubt very aware that since leaving the site, co-founders Charlie Jane Anders and Annalee Newitz have gone on to write their own award-winning works of fiction. But how do science fiction and fantasy bloggers move to writing science fiction themselves? At a recent talk in London, England, the duo discussed their process.

Last week, the io9 co-founders and novelists...

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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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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Aug 24, 2019. 5 comments

Russian Sci-Fi Thriller Novel-Turned-Video Game Metro 2033 Is Becoming a Movie

Russian Sci-Fi Thriller Novel-Turned-Video Game Metro 2033 Is Becoming a Movie

Before THQ’s Metro 2033 was a first person shooter, it was a novel written by Dmitry Glukhovsky about a nation of people forced to build a new underground civilization in subway stations and tunnels after a devastating nuclear war. Now, it’s set to become a live-action film , courtesy of Gazprom Media.

Variety reports that after years of being approached to adapt the story for the big screen,...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 22, 2019. 18 comments

4 Wild Gene Roddenberry Sci-Fi TV Projects That Had Nothing to Do With Star Trek

4 Wild Gene Roddenberry Sci-Fi TV Projects That Had Nothing to Do With Star Trek

He’s first and foremost the Star Trek guy, but the creative mind of Gene Roddenberry—born this week in 1921—also ventured far beyond the voyages of the Enterprise. A quartet of awesomely bizarre TV projects he made in the years between Star Trek and The Next Generation offers fascinating proof of this.

Roddenberry, a military vet and former LAPD officer, started off writing for TV Westerns...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Aug 21, 2019. 10 comments

The New Ad Astra Trailer Amps Up Brad Pitt's Space Angst

The New Ad Astra Trailer Amps Up Brad Pitt's Space Angst
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As Brad Pitt’s Major Roy McBride ventures into deep space in James Gray’s upcoming space thriller Ad Astra , the famed legacy astronaut’s mind is pushed to its limits both by the unknowable darkness he literally finds himself surrounded by and the metaphorical darkness about his father’s past...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 19, 2019. 7 comments

Here Are Your Hugo 2019 Award Winners

Here Are Your Hugo 2019 Award Winners

Last night one of the biggest events in genre writing, the Hugo Awards , awarded creators at the 77th World Science Fiction Convention in Dublin, Ireland. Highlighting sci-fi and fantasy across films, TV, comics, criticism, fan works, and more, the Hugos are a celebration of some of the year’s finest—so get your notepad out and be ready to scribble down some catchup recommendations.

Mary...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 16, 2019. 7 comments

Joss Whedon's HBO Fantasy The Nevers Somehow Has Room for Even More Quirky Characters

Joss Whedon's HBO Fantasy The Nevers Somehow Has Room for Even More Quirky Characters

Not even two weeks ago, Joss Whedon’s HBO series about a gaggle of Victorian-era ladies with superpowers announced the addition of a dozen actors, to go along with previously announced series star Laura Donnelly . That’s a rather huge ensemble, but The Nevers wasn’t done yet!

Today, the show added six more names that’ll co-star with Donnelly, Olivia Williams, James Norton, Tom Riley, Ann...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Aug 15, 2019. 22 comments

After Event Horizon, Here Are More Sci-Fi Horror Movies That Should Get TV Adaptations

After Event Horizon, Here Are More Sci-Fi Horror Movies That Should Get TV Adaptations

Stranger Things season three , which riffed on The Thing and The Blob (among others), was the latest testament to the enduring power of sci-fi horror—until we heard that Amazon was circling a series adaptation of Event Horizon . While the iron is hot, here are four more sci-fi horror titles perfect for TV translation.

Pitch Black

David Twohy and Vin Diesel’s Riddick trilogy started off strong,...

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