The Book

book cover for What if?

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions is a collection of many of the blog's most popular answers, along with brand new weird and wonderful questions. It's available in the US as of September 2, 2014, and coming soon to the world!

The World

Coming soon from publishers worldwide.

  • Language | Publisher | Pub Date
  • United States | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | September 2, 2014
    available to order from: Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Indie Bound, BAM! [Books-a-million], Google Play, iBooks.
  • United States - Audio | Blackstone Audio | September 2, 2014
    available to order from: Downpour, Amazon, Barnes & Noble.
  • UK & Commonwealth | John Murray | 04 September 2014
    available for preorder at Waterstones, Amazon.co.uk
  • German | Knaus | 8 September 2014
    available for preorder through Randomhouse
  • Portugese (Brazil) | Companhia das Letras | October 2014
  • Dutch | Unieboek | October 2014
  • Czech | Prah | October/November 2014
  • Spanish | Aguilar (Santillana) | 19 November 2014
  • Japanese | Hayakawa | to be announced
  • French | Flammarion | to be announced
  • Russian | AST | to be announced
  • Hungarian | Athenaeum | to be announced
  • Simplified Chinese (China) | United Sky New Media | to be announced
  • Complex Chinese (Taiwan) | Commonwealth | to be announced
  • Polish | Czarna Owca | to be announced
  • Greek | Klidarithmos | to be announced
  • Turkish | Pegasus | to be announced
  • Korean | Sigongsa | to be announced

The Tour

NYCC appearances

Friday, October 10
NEW YORK, NY
New York Comic Con at The Javits Center
655 W 34TH ST
Signing: Randall Munroe
Location: Autographing Table 14
2:00-4:00pm
More details: newyorkcomiccon.com/

Saturday, October 11
NEW YORK, NY
New York Comic Con at The Javits Center
655 W 34TH ST
Panel: Spotlight on Randall Munroe with Bill Nye
Location: 1A10
2:00-2:45pm
More details: newyorkcomiccon.com

The EU book release tour

Wednesday, 5 November
London, UK
The Theatre, The Royal Institution
21 Albemarle Street
London W1S 4BS
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Tickets - Note: this event is now sold out!
Standard £12, or with signed book for £20 (saving £7)
Concession £8, or with signed book for £17 (saving £6)
Associate £6, or with signed book for £15 (saving £6)
Free to Members, Faraday Members and Fellows, or with signed book for £10 (saving £5 on price of book)
More details: RIGB.ORG

Thursday, 6 November
London, UK
Intelligence Squared, Union Chapel
Compton Ave
London N1 2XD
7:00pm
Tickets
Standard £30
More details: intelligencesquared.com