The Day It Finally Happens: Alien Contact, Dinosaur Parks, Immortal Humans--And Other Possible Phenomena

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5.4 X 8.3 X 0.8 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Mike Pearl is a Webby Award-winning journalist whose writing has appeared in The Awl, The Hollywood Reporter, Grist, and Death and Taxes, and his columns "How Scared Should I Be?," "Climate 2050 Predictions," and "Hours and Minutes" have been featured in VICE. A graduate of Chapman University, he is based in Los Angeles, California. The Day It Finally Happens is his first book.


"The Day It Finally Happens got my brain buzzing with stories that bring together fantasy and reality. The well-researched speculations induce daydreams and nightmares and mark Mike Pearl as one of his generation's most interesting writers."
--Alec Ross, New York Times bestselling author of The Industries of the Future
"I was floored by the detail in this survey of looming doom."
--John Roderick, host of the Omnibus Project Podcast, an apocalypse primer
"This book is full of surprises...With a wry, conversational, and matter-of-fact style, Pearl delves into the practicalities of potential futures and reassures readers that--one way or another--humankind can survive."
"Brilliantly anxiety affirming...."
--Zach Weinersmith, coauthor of Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything
"Alternately reassuring and hair-raising."
--David Feldman, author of Why Do Clocks Run Clockwise? and Why Do Fish Sleep?
"Think Woody Allen meets Alvin Toffler... I came away from The Day It Finally Happens bubbling with new information, and hopeful--but not certain--of a better future."
--Charles Panati, former science editor of Newsweek and author of Panati's Extraordinary Endings of Practically Everything and Everybody
"Pearl is the ideal tour guide to what lies ahead."
--Brian Merchant, nationally bestselling author of The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone
"A deeply entertaining--if occasionally horrifying--imagining of a world where the unlikely has become the reality."
--Joshua Piven, coauthor of international bestseller The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook