Buy New
$11.86
Qty:1
  • List Price: $18.00
  • Save: $6.14 (34%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

xkcd: volume 0 Paperback – August 24, 2010


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$11.86
$8.00 $4.44
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"


Frequently Bought Together

xkcd: volume 0 + What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions + Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
Price for all three: $37.02

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Looking for the Audiobook Edition?
Tell us that you'd like this title to be produced as an audiobook, and we'll alert our colleagues at Audible.com. If you are the author or rights holder, let Audible help you produce the audiobook: Learn more at ACX.com.

Product Details

  • Series: Xkcd
  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Breadpig (August 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615314465
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615314464
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 8.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

This is a great book to have lying around if you're an XKCD fan.
JR
If you have NOT read the comic online, the domain name is XKCD (as you can infer from the name), go read it.
KAZ Vorpal, aka Michael Karl
For me, the best ones are right up there with the best of Calvin & Hobbs.
R. Wescott

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

221 of 232 people found the following review helpful By KAZ Vorpal, aka Michael Karl on August 18, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The author admonishes you, in his foreword, that you must have some kind of poor economic judgement, to be buying this book when the comic is free online.

But that does more to illustrate the kind of wit he has, than represent the truth, because the book is NOT a print-out of the pics you can get online, but is apparently based on the original, pen/pencil drawings (at least in part), giving you a (faint) insight into the process of their creation, plus giving a feeling of something authentic, like buying a cell from some favorite animation.

If you have NOT read the comic online, the domain name is XKCD (as you can infer from the name), go read it. If you'd have liked the book anyway, you'll be back to buy it out of sheer joy for the sarcky satire you've experienced.

Who will like XKCD?

* Anyone who likes Big Bang Theory. This is the one source of "nerd/geek" humor superior to that one.
* All Wikipedians, except the anal-retentive ones who didn't even want us to redirect the word malamanteau to the XKCD article.
* Those who are disgusted with "SyFy" for being ashamed of science fiction. (google "syfy, we disown you")
* The kind of people who hear about MIT pranks and think "I could have done better".
* Problem-solvers who, upon realizing that the a-hole ops of #Linux answer every question with "RTFM", spoof another IP while running a hacked ID validator and give wrong answers to their own questions, baiting the experts into jumping in with corrections. And then go help run #linpeople to answer the questions right.
* People who, having studied linguistics, math/physics, logic, engineering, or some other intellectual discipline, determine that the greatest benefit is all the extra puns it allows them to notice.
* Sarcastic romantics
* Pseudointellectuals...OK, they won't, but they'll feel obligated to pretend.
* I will. Did. Do. And that's what counts.
9 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A. Morgan on August 26, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This doesn't give you any new comics, but it does have a lulzy introduction that makes fun of you (the reader) for buying a printed version of a free webcomic. Still, if you're a fan of the series it's a must have just for the showcasing reasons alone. Also, whenever I want to introduce somebody to the GLORY that is XKCD, I can now say "here, browse through this!" instead of giving them a web address they'll likely never go to. Also, if you've never bought anything from the XKCD store but have been reading the comic for years (like me), this is your chance to give Randall some money finally!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By itsdevlin on November 27, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The best way to waste part of your afternoon instead of doing actual value-added work. The whole thing's really well done, and if you have any idea what xkcd is, just buy the book and support the guy drawing it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Reader on April 16, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The author calls it "A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language."
The math and language are often very funny. (For example, the one about the heroes of open source.)
The sarcasm is often quite insightful. (I agree about Feynman.)
Sadly, the romance is rather repetitive and extremely depressing.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Chase on May 1, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Doesn't really have anything the website doesn't already have, but I've had so much enjoyment out of XKCD that buying this book is an easy way to say "thanks." And it's a fun coffee table book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rev. Pee Kitty on May 2, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
XKCD is one of the funniest webcomics on the net, period . . . at least, if you're a geek who's into math, physics, and computer science. And this is a nice collection of some of XKCD's earliest strips. It's not a PERFECT collection -- I questioned a few of the choices made when deciding which comics to include -- but most of the funniest early strips are in here. And it's great to have a version of XKCD that you can read on the toilet. :)
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Richard on December 22, 2010
Format: Paperback
I'll keep this short: If you enjoy the XKCD comics online enough to have gone back to re-read many of them more than once, you must get this. It's well made and there's enough cool little stuff everywhere to make it fun even if you know most of the strips by heart. You'll also be helping to support a worthy cause since 20% of the profits go to charity.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jessi Daphne Havens on December 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
Mn't y husband gave this to me as a "just because" gift... because he loves me! We're both geeks... of the Linux kind (Ubuntu is our distro), and while some of the comics are kind of difficult to pick up at first, but after a couple of re-reads later, both he and I get an "Oh, I get it" kind of response. One of them was about a Wi-Fi autoconfig, and the smaller text between two panels said "I understand that this a feature in the upcoming Ubuntu release," and and whie my husband and I are diehard Ubuntu fans (yes, we know that it's derived from Debian), while it upset us at first, but each re-read of that comic elicts a laugh thereafter, but Randall knows how to reach his audience. I once found out about xkcd from my husband from the Sudo comic (#149), but this book made us both loyal fans of the comic on the Internet for when we want to look at the new stuff but the book lets us look at the older comics when we don't want to look at them on his phone or on the computer. I wish that more books on xkcd would be published. A dead-tree version of more xkcd comics would be appreciated.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search