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

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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 couldor very nearly already didbring about the end of humanity. In short, everything in here will kill you and everyone you love. At any moment. ...
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Overview

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 couldor very nearly already didbring 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 ituntil 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 meatan invention in the running for “Worst Decision Made by Anybody.”
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“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
 
“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

“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

“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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307464347
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 787,597
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet 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. 
 
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  • Posted May 21, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Robert Brockway Is On Fire. Someone Should Really Do Something About That. In The Meantime, Let's Read His Book.

    I've been reading and laughing along with Robert Brockway's columns and feature articles on cracked.com for awhile. When I heard he'd written a book I downloaded the sucker to my Nook as soon as it was available. The formatting for this eBook was done very well; the picture content was easy to read and, even though it's not required to understand the jokes, it's great to have them accessible, since you're paying for it and all.

    Everything is Going to Kill Everybody is a damn funny read, in spite of its deadly serious subject matter. Keep in mind it's not a work of fiction. The world-ending events Brockway details really did almost happen, but the way he spins the stories leaves you wanting humanity to come up with a few more near-apocalypses, just to give him material for a sequel.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    Excellent, quite amusing

    This book presents factual evidenced that we are all thoroughly screwed, while making our impending doom seem amusing and playful. Plus, Brockway cites his sources.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 10, 2012

    Cracked at its best? HELL YES

    Mr Brockway has been a darling from the day I started reading cracked. This book is written is such a serene, simple and yet sophisticated style.

    Absolutely wonderful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    O god it hurts

    Laughed so hard my stomach still hurts. So wrong but so funny. Just be aware, this is dark profane humor at its best.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    Not worth the effort

    I have a really tough time walking away from a book once I start. But after slogging through over 1/3 of this one, I quit. Certainly the author has the right to express himself in any way he sees fit. Mr. Brockway has used the coarsest of language and the most vulgar of anecdotes to try to spice up the humor adorning his subject matter. I think the basic information in this book is interesting, but I suspect I can acquire it relatively easily in other places. So, just as an author can exercise his freedom of expression, I can exercise my freedom to choose...

    And I have.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    Excellent Read

    I enjoy Robert Brockway's column on Cracked, and heard about his book there. When I had a lull between school books I picked it up and found it very hard to put down. I absolutely loved it. Excellent work, Mr. Brockway.

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  • Posted May 10, 2011

    The title is more eye-catching than the contents.

    I read this book during the course of reading other far more interesting books. It is an easy book to put down and pick up as it is broken into 20 fairly short chapters. It is almost bathroom reading material but the chapters might be a bit too long for that purpose. The humor in this book is forced and strained and the most interesting stories happen to be the first few if only to get you to read deeper into the book. I don't walk away from reading many books but I contemplated quitting this book once I was midway through it. It was a chore to cross the finish line.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2010

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    Recommended as long as you don't take it seriously.

    Pretty funny read. If you are a pessimist or depressed...DO NOT read.

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