Randall "XKCD" Munroe's next book: THING EXPLAINER

Coming this November (pre-order here), Thing Explainer expands the premise of Up Goer Five, Munroe's blueprint of the Saturn Five rocket that restricted its vocabulary to the thousand most common English words.

To get a sense of how this'll work, Houghton Mifflin sent us the Mars Curiosity Rover blueprint below (click to embiggen).

Today, I’m excited to announce that I’m publishing a collection of large-format (9″x13″) Up Goer Five-style blueprints. The book is full of detailed diagrams of interesting objects, along with explanations of what all the parts are and how they work.

Thing Explainer [Randall Munroe/Houghtin Mifflin]

New book: Thing Explainer [Randall Munroe/XKCD]