Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal creator Zach Weinersmith is teaming up with his wife, Dr. Kelly Weinersmith to write a book about future science and tech, SOONISH: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything
It’s sort of in the vein of Randall Munro’s immensely popular science books, if by that you mean a book about science by a webcomics superstar. Somehow, it’s a natural crossover.
Zach will be aided by his wife, Kelly, Adjunct Faculty in the BioSciences Department at Rice University, where she studies parasites that manipulate the behavior of their hosts. So…good times. Here’s the blurb:
What will the world of tomorrow be like? How does progress happen? And why do we not have a lunar colony already? What is the hold-up?In this smart and funny book, celebrated cartoonist Zach Weinersmith and noted researcher Dr. Kelly Weinersmith give us a snapshot of what’s coming next–from robot swarms to nuclear fusion powered-toasters. By weaving their own research, interviews with the scientists who are making these advances happen, and Zach’s trademark comics, the Weinersmiths investigate why these technologies are needed, how they would work, and what is standing in their way.
If that’s too may words, there’s also an explanatory comic strip.
Soonish goes on sale on October.
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