I love this $80 device and use it daily. The problem it solved for me: get produce in my mouth.
Austin Grossman's first-person secret memoir of Richard Nixon sounds like a Lovecraftian gag, but Crooked
is a brooding, bitter Cold War novel that gets deep into the psyche of "the funniest president that ever lived."
Jeff Lemire -- creator of the epic apocalyptic graphic novel Sweet Tooth
and the dreamy, Twilight-Zonish Underwater Welder
-- returns with a new graphic novel, Descender
, with Dustin Nguyen -- we're proud to present the entire first issue below!
Chuck Wendig's new technothriller Zeroes
is a hacker misfit tale in the lineage of War Games
, true to the spirit (and often, the minutae) of security work, and exciting as hell to boot.
Felicia Day's memoir You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)
starts off as a cute, snarky story about how a quirky upbringing turned Day into a nerd superhero; by the end, it's become an illuminating, frank look at the commercial realities, injustices and insecurities that everyone trying to earn a living online must confront.
I don't expect a $200 grill to last a lifetime. But it has to cook meats and veggies evenly, with good temperature control. And I found a pretty affordable grill that does that reliably.
It was a safe bet that Kate "Hark! A Vagrant! Beaton's first kids' picture book would be amazing, but The Princess and the Pony is incredible.
Princess Pinecone is a the smallest warrior in a kingdom of warriors, and she lives for battle. But every year on her birthday, her parents give her a cuddly sweater. What she really wants is a mighty charger, from whose back she might smite other warriors.
This year, Princess Pinecone put her foot down. She let it be known that nothing less than a huge, imposing horse would do.
Unfortunately, what she got was a cuddly, funny-looking pony whose eyes point in opposite directions. It refuses to be trained for warhorse duties. She rides it into battle anyway. When Otto the Awful spies her on the sidelines and charges her, the pony just stands there, while Princess Pinecone digs for her spitballs. Then it happens: Otto the Awful screeches to a halt, unable to believe how TOTALLY CUTE the pony is.
The mighty battle stops. The warriors crowd around the pony. They get in touch with their cuddly sides. So Princess Pinecone shares her supply of excess cuddly sweaters. And they all live happily ever after!
Beaton is one of the sharpest, funniest comics creators in the business. Her witty, take-no-prisoners feminism is absolutely on display here, but she doesn't go for an easy girl-power resolution: instead, she lets everyone be both a badass and a sentimentalist.
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Amara's Law states, "We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run" -- Robert Charles Wilson's gripping conspiracy novel The Affinities
brings the experience of that process to life.
Your tires? I want to PUMP! THEM UP!
And this fan isn't even marketed as a fan, but an “air circulator.” Whatever. It works.
Stephenson’s new novel doesn’t generate the kind of excitement for the future that we’ve come to expect from the author of Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and Anathem.
James Stark's returned to LA from hell's gladiator pits and has been tearing things up ever since -- but what do you get for the monster who has everything? Killing Pretty has the answer.
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In Fantasy Sports No. 1
, a berzerker adventurer and his spellslinging, underappreciated apprentice go on a dungeon crawl that takes them into an eldritch game of basketball -- for the highest stakes imaginable.
Daniel José Older's debut novel Shadowshaper
is a thrilling supernatural YA novel with a diverse, likable cast of characters whose peril can only be averted through acceptance, true friendship and an embrace of their identity.
In March 2015, Firstsecond books published its English translation
of the first volume of Lastman, the spectacularly successful French martial arts comic; they're bringing out the rest of the books on an aggressive schedule, with Book 2: The Royal Cup
coming out today.
Daisy Hirst's picture book about friendship, loneliness and self-reliance is shot through with delightful absurdity and illustrated with enormous wit.
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Scott Hawkins's debut horror novel, The Library at Mount Char
, is a sprawling, epic contemporary fantasy about cruelty and the end of the world, compulsively readable, with the deep, resonant magic of a world where reality is up for grabs.