Staff favorite Garth Stein, the bestselling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain, will join us to read and sign copies of his long-awaited new novel. In A Sudden Light, a boy trying to save his parents’ marriage uncovers a vast legacy of family secrets.
People have sent Randall Munroe amazingly creative questions, like “Could you build a
jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” and he endeavors to answer them with
the enthusiastic tenacity of STEM graduate students trying to please their dissertation
boards. Fans of Munroe’s wildly popular comic xkcd don’t need any convincing. For
the rest of you, think of What If? as the natural extension of shows like MythBusters—
except with completely untestable scenarios and much geekier humor. Trust me, it’s