The Millions Originals

The Millions, an online magazine offering coverage on books, arts and culture, is now publishing original ebooks on a variety of unusual topics.

The Pioneer Detectives

By Konstantin Kakaes

Explore one of the greatest scientific mysteries of our time, the Pioneer Anomaly: in the 1980s, NASA scientists detected an unknown force acting on the spacecraft Pioneer 10, the first man-made object to journey through the asteroid belt and study Jupiter, eventually leaving the solar system. No one seemed able to agree on a cause.

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Epic Fail: Bad Art, Viral Fame, and the History of the Worst Thing Ever

By Mark O'Connell

“‘There’s no success like failure,’ Bob Dylan once sang – but he couldn’t have envisaged the international notoriety that bad art would achieve in the digital age. Mark O’Connell’s Epic Fail gleefully hops genres and centuries in a quest to understand our obsession with lameness. Clever, profound, bitingly funny, it’s a brilliant analysis from one […]

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