Client: Bearstache Books
Cover illustration by Justin Van Genderen
Upon its release, Machine of Death reached number one on the Amazon.com bestseller list. It beat out John Grisham’s novel “The Confession” and Glenn Beck’s “Broke”. As a collection of thirty-four science fiction short stories by authors known mostly for their contribtion to internet-based web-comics, the book is based around the premise that there is a machine that can tell you with 100% certainty how you will die.
Each story has an accompanying front illustration, and the contributions ranged from a story a single
sentence long, a poem and full-length short stories. The book is set with a meticulously manipulated
right–hand rag and generous margins based on classical manuscripts.