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I’ve been a huge fan of Will McIntosh’s since I picked up his debut, Soft Apocalypse, and since then, he’s turned out fantastic novel after fantastic novel. In his latest, he turns a bizarre situation into a fast-paced YA adventure that doesn’t disappoint. Read more...

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We’ve known about the existence of an international wizarding community in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter universe. Now, in a recent update to Pottermore, she’s revealed the identities of a number of additional magical academies across the world. Read more...

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J.K. Rowling’s latest story in the world of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, won’t open for 11 months. But this weekend, an almost three minute sneak peak at the film was released and it’s going to give you chills.Read more...

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I have to admit, I wasn’t sure what to make of Vine when it launched: what can you possibly do with just 7 seconds of footage? As it turns out, quite a bit, like this really spiffy animation of Finn.Read more...

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Back in September, the Museum of Science Fiction announced that they were going to be releasing scholarly publication: The Journal of Science Fiction. Now, their first issue is live!Read more...

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While the ultimate showdown between DC Comics’ iconic heroes doesn’t hit theaters until March, the battle begins now, in your mouth.Read more...

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After changing its name again , having a new lead cast and having the number of sequels go from one to three , Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant has another change in store: Prometheus actress Noomi Rapace isn’t returning for more Xenomorph adventures. Read more...

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What will a future look like with an inhabited moon? That’s the focus of Ian McDonald’s latest novel, Luna: New Moon, and we recently had the chance to chat with him about how the story developed. Read more...

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Orgrim Doomhammer actor Robert Kazinsky was on Conan O’Brien earlier this week, where he told the story of how World of Warcraft made him fat, lazy and happier than he’s ever been.Read more...

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Giant mechanical men lumber through a winter forest while War machines watch over farmland. Jakub Rozalski’s artwork is a study in contrasts: the past blended with the future. His images of an alternative, steampunk Europe are amazing works of art. Read more...

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posted 11 days ago on io9
Parent-child relationships are challenging. They just get more complicated when the pair is father Morland Holmes , a universally-feared manipulator of global markets, and his renowned detective of a son, Sherlock.Read more...

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We knew it was coming . And now, it’s almost here: the remake, or reboot, or risky “man, I hope nobody remembers anything that happened 14 years ago” gamble that is the Cabin Fever remake. Let’s see ... kids go to the woods to party, only to realize a disgusting and highly contagious plague awaits. Read more...

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Hey, her words, not mine. Syfy’s supernatural western—based on the IDW comic of the same name—looks uncannily like Supernatural, but a bit more Western-y, at least in this first footage.Read more...

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While we are rapidly approaching the point where I feel like we’ve seen most of the first half of Zootopia via trailers. But the international trailer shows how officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) meet. It involves a con and a giant popsicle.Read more...

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We show a lot of VFX reels at io9, because we always think it’s cool to see how much work goes into making fantasies look real. In that regard, this excellent Jurassic World VFX reel is no different. In another regard, it also features grown-ups pretending to be dinosaurs.Read more...

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When they announced that The Vampire Diaries was getting a spin-off focusing on the mean ancient vampires who tormented Elena and the Salvatores for a few years, I was beyond skeptical. How could Klaus’ endless dickery and Elijah’s stiff upper lip be watchable, week in, week out? But I’m here to tell you I was wrong.Read more...

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Childhood’s End aired last month, Lucifer is here, Damien is coming in March, and even Pazuzu might soon get some airtime . It might seem like Satan is even hotter than usual lately, but the truth is that Old Scratch has always been a pop-culture fixture.Read more...

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The phenomenally talented, groundbreaking science fiction author Octavia Butler died in 2006. Her papers went to the Huntington Library, and they’ve just put a document online that you really should see. Read more...

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Cartoon Network’s putting the animated band back together. It’s new show, Justice League Action, will have Kevin Conroy voicing Batman and Mark Hamill as the Joker. Close your eyes and imagine Batman: The Animated Series has returned.Read more...

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It’s Friday and next to alcohol, the one thing we need are gifs. So fill the comments with one or the other. Both if possible!Read more...

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The 80s were a simpler, more macho time. It was the era of Ronald Reagan, Rambo, and Bruce Springsteen’s patriotic denim buttcheek. But when I think about 80s pop culture, I think about heroes who got their asses handed to them. I miss that vulnerability and determination to keep going after a horrendous defeat.Read more...

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In the brutal, post-apocalyptic world of The 100, committing mass murder earns you a lot of street cred. Enough to become leader of the whole goddamn universe? Maybe. Because the current head honcho, Lexa, needs some help from her old ally.Read more...

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Let’s be fair: were all tragic teen fans once. In fact, some of us are tragic fans now. And we don’t all get the chance to be in charge of the show that we loved when we were kids. That said, this song is still painfully bad.Read more...

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Biting the dust a few days away from retirement is a bit of an action movie cliche. But in the case of Heavy Metal’s new scifi comic, the mere threat of it could have ramifications for the entire galaxy if Henry Waters, guardian of Earth, meets his end. This is The Doorman, and we’ve got an exclusive look at the first issue!Read more...

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Yes, actress Jada Pinkett-Smith has signed on to return to her role as Gotham’s “most-willing-to-pull-her-own-eye-out-and-then-stomp-on-it” mobster for several episodes of season 2. So if you were wondering if Gotham was planning on getting any less absurd, the answer is clearly “no.”Read more...

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