The Gawker Media juggernaut has seen fit to visit a new blog upon our little niche. io9 has the drink-from-the-firehose posting frequency seen on many of the other blogs in their stable, and the staff is well-versed in the subject matter.
Here’s part of their manifesto:
Earth is full of people who want to sell you cheap ways of seeing the future. They tell you tomorrow will be more of the same, with shinier toys. Or that work as we know it is about to end. io9 is the visionary watchdog who calls those charlatans on their shit. We’re going to show you a new world that’s shockingly different from what you’re used to. And it’s not always going to be a shiny happy place.
io9 is addicted to science fiction because it’s the storytelling branch of prophesy. We’ll be writing obsessively about scifi in every format: books, movies, TV, Web, comics, games, art, music, and fashion.
I’m not sure how soon Gawker’s make-it-shiny-and-squeeze-it-for-cash methods will get tiresome, but at least there’ll be lots of content.