Weird, right? But three videos for three excellent books popped up at roughly the same time. Who am I to argue?
? The Sheriff of Yrnameer is out in paperback. If you missed my review, it’s the best sci-fi/comedy since Douglas Adams’ passed away, and I’m not saying that lightly. Buy it. Or watch this teaser, and then go buy it.
? Speaking of Douglas Adams, the U.K is getting versions of all five parts of the Hitchhiker’s Guide trilogy that you can customize with stickers for the books’ 30th anniversary. I’m pretty jealous.
? If you’re any kind of Star Wars fan or movie buff, you should’ve picked up the massive Making of Star Wars, that detailed every step of the movie’s production, from the infinite amount of script to Lucas trying to get studio funding to set troubles to everything. It was amazing, and full of incredible pics and details. Now, the same dude is about to release The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, and if possible I’m more excited.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.