Monday, June 13, 2022

Today's Featured Bookshop is ...


Spotted in the Old Professor Bookshop, Belfast, Maine, by an Anonymous Well-Wisher.  If you've seen a copy of A  (Very) Short History of Life on Earth shelved somewhere for sale, please do drop me a line with a photo and I shall feature it here.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Picador Paperback out 15 September


Thrilled to announce that the paperback edition of A (Very) Short History will be out from Picador on 15 September. 'That's all the Christmas presents sorted', commented Mrs K. P. of Jersey, on reading this announcement.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Future Fossils

Here I am on Future Fossils with Michael Garfield. This is a long and somewhat psychedelic episode taking in A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth, fossils, music, science fiction, evolutionary dynamics, literature, fossils, parenting, and fossils. It was fun. Bring sandwiches.

Monday, March 28, 2022

Your Mother was a Vetulicolian ...

... and your Father smelled of Elderberries! Yep, that's me on the Paleo Nerds Podcast.

A History of Life in Five Pithy Minutes


Now, here's something a bit special. I wrote and narrated a Very (Very) Short History of Life on Earth. Artist Ray Troll added pictures and Patrick Troll put it to music. I was thrilled when Ray asked me to write this, and if you enjoy it half as much me, I'll enjoy it twice as much as

Friday, March 25, 2022