Gawker Geeks Out, Launches io9 Sci-Fi Site

So you're pretty anxious about 2008? How about 2078? If you're thoughts end up bent more towards the future than the present, maybe our newly launches sister-site, io9 might be for you. Described by editor Annalee Newitz as a pop-culture site in which she and her team of sci-fi savvy writers get to focus on "fantasies as well as realities in terms of what's going on in the future," the blog focuses on some pretty mainstream sci-fi stuff — books, movies, Lost (definitely recommend that one if you're not already a Lost-o-phile — get a roundup in 8 minutes, 15 seconds)! And with crowd pleasers like space porn and "how to shit in space" we know they can't go wrong. Although the girl-with-implant avatar is kinda creeping us out — but no more than the old "lollipop-with-sunglasses-dude." Check them out. [io9]