ALMOST AS VERSATILE AS A REAL ASTROMECH DROID
There are lots of astromechs out there, but no design more popular than the venerable R2 unit. Sure, BBs are great, but R2 units have a special place in our hearts. And although not everyone can speak in bleeps and bloops, you never have much trouble getting the gist of what they’re trying to say.
While we don’t yet have the technology in this corner of the galaxy for fully automated repair droids like R2 units, we can get a portion of R2’s versatility into something small enough to sit on your desk. Behold the R2-D2 USB 3.0 Charging Hub. This R2 unit doesn’t have a lightsaber hilt inside, but it does have 4 USB 3.0 ports in the front, and that’s almost as good.
On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles--where each storyteller spins a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings--and prays to survive the challenge.
Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.
First course: With bad consequence, a ramen chef refuses to help a beggar, and a band of pirates get more (and less) than they were bargaining for after their encounter with a drowning woman turns ghastly.
Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the infamous author and chef, Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential, Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose (Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster, back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro!). Joining them this issue are stellar artists Alberto Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey, with amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope