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Time Capsule Of Unpublished Books Won't Be Opened Until The Year 2114

Sadly, you won’t be able to read Margaret Atwood’s new book. When it’s finally published you’ll be dead. Well, you’ll probably be dead. Because her latest work is going to be placed in a time capsule that won’t be opened until the year 2114. And hers isn’t the only book.


You Won't Be Able To Find A Book In This Beautiful New Library

Briefly You’re looking into Florida Polytechnic University’s new library. Light, bright, beautiful curves and… there’s not a single book on its shelves?


An Early Look At XKCD's Upcoming What If? Book

XKCD’s What If — that extra-special corner of the internet that answers all of our nerdiest, most absurd questions in delightfully extensive detail — is finally being made into a book. And fortunately for all those who just can’t wait, Nerdist has the very first look inside.


Read In The Tub? The Waterproof Kobo Aura H2O Is For You

We love a waterproofed Kindle, and we put one through hell, but that’s an aftermarket mod, not a feature that comes standard. If you want waterproofed reading on the cheap(er), the new Kobo Aura H2O is for you.


A Star Wars Making Of Book That Focuses On Models, Not CG

Computer graphics and digital effects are integral to blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy, but back in 1976 when Lucas created his visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic to help realise the original Star Wars, miniature models were the tools of the trade for special effects — as this limited edition version of Sculpting A Galaxy beautifully illustrates.


How Doctors Simulate Death To Help Bring You Back To Life

Mark is lying on the operating table right in front of me, and it is obvious that his day has taken a turn for the worse. Which is too bad, because his day started out quite well.


A Book Of Tweets By People Claiming They're Working On Their Novels

Novels aren’t going to write themselves, you know. But when they don’t their would-be authors simply turn to Twitter. A new book features tweets by people who are totally working on their novels, but had to stop working on their novels so they could post something to Twitter about working on their novels.


25 Must-Read Books About Space Travel

A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to name your favourite book about space travel and explain why. Many of you replied with awesome, succinct and sometimes very funny explanations of your favourites.


The Penis Propaganda That Warned WWII-Era Soldiers Of Venereal Disease

During World War II, a foe far more insidious than the aggressive Axis powers was felling our boys fighting overseas. Venereal disease had always been a huge problem for US troops, but in 1942 the government got serious about schooling soldiers to be more conscientious with their erections. Protect Yourself is a new book that collects this peen propaganda in one place.


What's The Best Book You've Ever Read About Space Travel?

Last week my co-worker Eric Limer recommended The Martian, a book about an astronaut struggling to survive after being stranded on Mars. It’s been way too long since I read a book about interplanetary exploration, and it’s fantastic to be back.


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