- Co-founder and editor-in-chief of io9.com, an online publication that covers science and science fiction, the cultural impact of science and technology, has 8 million monthly readers, and which was named one of the top 30 science blogs by The Times
- Author of the acclaimed, Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction, as well as Pretend We’re Dead: Capitalist Monsters in American Pop Culture, and White Trash: Race and Class in America. She is co-editor of the essay collection She’s Such A Geek
- Published in Wired, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Smithsonian Magazine, The Washington Post, 2600, New Scientist, Technology Review, Popular Science, Discover and the San Francisco Bay Guardian
"As Walking Dead fans know, few things are more enjoyable than touring the apocalypse from the safety of your living room. Even as Scatter, Adapt, and Remember cheerfully reminds us that asteroid impacts, mega-volcanos and methane eruptions are certain to come, it suggests how humankind can survive and even thrive. Yes, Annalee Newitz promises, the world will end with a bang, but our species doesn't have to end with a whimper. Scatter, Adapt, and Remember is a guide to Homo sapiens' next million years. I had fun reading this book and you will too."
"One of the best popular science books I've read in a long, long time—and perhaps the only one that takes such a clear-eyed view of the future."