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Everything Is Going to Kill Everybody: The Terrifyingly Real Ways the World Wants You Dead

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Publisher Comments:

Just when you thought you'd accepted your own mortality... Everything Is Going to Kill Everybody is bringing panic back.

Twenty illustrated, hilariously fear-inducing 
essays reveal the chilling and very real experiments, dangerous emerging technologies, and terrifying natural disasters that soon could — or very nearly already did — bring about the end of humanity. In short, everything in here will kill you and everyone you love. At any moment. And nobody's told you about it — until now:

  • Experiments in green energy like the HiPER, which uses massive lasers to create a tiny "contained" sun; it's an idea that could save the world if it doesn't consume us all in a fiery fusion reaction first.
  • Global disasters like the hypercane — a hurricane so large it could cover all of North America and shoot trailer parks into space!
  • Terrifying new developments in robotics like the EATR, which powers itself on meat — an invention in the running for "Worst Decision Made by Anybody."

Review:

"A bold, terrifying read that goes down smooth thanks to a crisp infusion of humor. Thanks to this book, I can now aspire to dying in cooler ways than I ever thought possible. F**k you, old age. I'm holding out for a megatsunami." Daniel H. Wilson, author of How To Survive a Robot Uprising

Review:

"The book is proof that the ridiculous and the horrible are joined at the hip and will never be separated; in a universe that seems to continually be thinking up new ways to kill us, Brockway knows there is but one rational response: to point at it and laugh." David Wong, author of John Dies at the End

Review:

"There has never been a hipper Prophet of Doom. Irreverently entertaining and terrifyingly accurate, the probability of our future death has never been more fun." Michael Largo, author of Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die

Review:

"This book is hilarious. As if I wasn't already afraid the leave the house. What's that? Brockway suggests the apocalypse doesn't knock? What if I cower under a desk? Well, damn. I might as well have another nacho." Garth Sundem, author of The Geeks' Guide to World Domination

Synopsis:

In 25 illustrated, hilariously fear-inducing essays, Robert Brockway introduces us to the incredible but very real scientific experiments, dangerous emerging technologies, and terrifying natural disasters that could bring about the end of all humanity.

About the Author

Robert Brockway is an editor 
and columnist for Cracked.com and runs the successful humor site IFightRobots.com. 
He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

Near misses — Current threats — Natural disasters — Nanotech threats — Space disasters — Biotech threats — Robot threats.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307464347
Author:
Brockway, Robert
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Illustrator:
Pedegana, Jason
Author:
Robert Brockway
Subject:
General
Subject:
Hazardous substances
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Disasters & Disaster Relief
Subject:
Death & Dying
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
Sociology-Disasters and Disaster Relief
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40-50 LINE DRAWINGS
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .72 in .5 lb

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Product details 272 pages Three Rivers Press (CA) - English 9780307464347 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A bold, terrifying read that goes down smooth thanks to a crisp infusion of humor. Thanks to this book, I can now aspire to dying in cooler ways than I ever thought possible. F**k you, old age. I'm holding out for a megatsunami."
"Review" by , "The book is proof that the ridiculous and the horrible are joined at the hip and will never be separated; in a universe that seems to continually be thinking up new ways to kill us, Brockway knows there is but one rational response: to point at it and laugh."
"Review" by , "There has never been a hipper Prophet of Doom. Irreverently entertaining and terrifyingly accurate, the probability of our future death has never been more fun."
"Review" by , "This book is hilarious. As if I wasn't already afraid the leave the house. What's that? Brockway suggests the apocalypse doesn't knock? What if I cower under a desk? Well, damn. I might as well have another nacho."
"Synopsis" by , In 25 illustrated, hilariously fear-inducing essays, Robert Brockway introduces us to the incredible but very real scientific experiments, dangerous emerging technologies, and terrifying natural disasters that could bring about the end of all humanity.
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