The sci-fi epic Twelve Gems by Lane Milburn takes place somewhere in the outer cosmos, beyond reckoning or observation. The mysterious Dr. Z has enlisted three space heroes to search the galaxy for the fabled Twelve Gems of Power: the hulking alien-brawn Furz; the beautiful and deadly …
Viva La Pizza the Art of the Pizza Box
by Scott Wiener
Published by Melville
144p, color, hardcover, 7.5"x8.25"
To make a book like this work -and not have it feel woefully trivial- is a pretty big accomplishment (and requires a massive devotion to pizza box graphics). Fantastically, Viva La Pizza actually does work, and Weiner's collection of boxes is delightful and surprising, topped throughout with well-written anectdotes illuminating the history of pizza, boxes, and pizza boxes.