I call shenanigans on the OP. The ring is nice, people who love Harry Potter bond over it all the time, why not have a snitch ring? Too bad there's not a ring for the fandom of being a condescending ass about what people in fandoms get up to. » 1/21/15 7:55pm 1/21/15 7:55pm

io9 Newsstand: What Are Your 5 Favorite Stories of 2014?

Every week since the beginning of July I've highlighted my favorite stories and authors, and here at the end of the year I have some solid contenders for Best of the Year. And since it's time to start thinking about what should go on award ballots and in anthologies. So what are your favorite stories this year? » 12/26/14 11:05am 12/26/14 11:05am

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories of the Week for December 1 - 7

This week's stories explore memory and remembrance, and are thus excellent to read at the end of the calendar year. The act of remembering gives our lives meaning. So does forgetting. And when the days are shortest, we have more time in the dark to recall, let go of, or re-imagine memories, histories and lives. » 12/05/14 10:40am 12/05/14 10:40am

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories of the Week for November 17 - 22

This week Vice announced their new SFF magazine, Terraform. As mentioned previously in this column, new 'zines are always coming along and this is good news most of the time. However, Terraform's birth was not the occasion for celebration, but a throwdown. » 11/21/14 10:40am 11/21/14 10:40am

So weird that I see NO ONE ever mentioning other non-fiction books that have posited that Jesus and Mary married and had kids. Ones that had way more evidence to back it up than this allegedly lost book in the British Library. Even when Dan Brown was getting play people mentioned Holy Blood, Holy Grail. » 11/11/14 7:18pm 11/11/14 7:18pm

io9 Newsstand: Best Stories of the Week for November 1 - 8

November ushers in darker days, the saving of daylight, and some all-new fiction. In addition to new issues of the magazines you already know and love, there's one making its debut: Uncanny Magazine. More venues for short fiction are always welcome, especially said venues offer fresh and different perspectives on the… » 11/09/14 9:30am 11/09/14 9:30am