XKCD's Randall Munroe is publishing a book of science explainers!

XKCD's Randall Munroe is turning What If? – his fantastic series of "serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions" –into a book, to be published this September by Houghton Mifflin.

Writes Munroe on the XKCD blog:

As I've sifted through the letters submitted to What If every week, I've occasionally set aside particularly neat questions that I wanted to spend a little more time on. This book features my answers to those questions, along with revised and updated versions of some of my favorite articles from the site. (I'm also including my personal list of the weirdest questions people have submitted.)

Great news for fans of witty, informative, scientifically rigorous explainers (even if you aren't a fan of Munroe's stick-figure comics). Read the rest of Munroe's announcement here.