Anxious about what the year 2008 will bring? What about 2070? Forward-focused Jezebels might want to head over to our new science-fiction sister blog, io9, which officially launches today. Described by editor Annalee Newitz as a pop-culture site in which she and her team of writers get to focus on "fantasies as well as realities in terms of what's going on in the future," the blog focuses on stuff we love — books, movies, Lost! — and stuff we don't, but mightspace porn, "how to shit in space". And you gotta love that half-creepy, half-cute as a button girl-with-implant avatar.


What Is An io9? [io9]
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