Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Italian Book Club Edition coming in September

News just in: subscribers to the Mondolibri book club will be able to get their very own edition of Brevissima Storia Della Vita Sulla Terra from September, with the handsome cover design as shown.

Friday, July 22, 2022

As a curtain-raiser to the Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon, Stephen Kelly and I shot the breeze (in BBC Focus) about whether dragons could breathe fire (maybe) fly (maybe not) or exist (of course they exist!) 

A Date For Your Diary

Everyone knows what's happening on 2 September. It's the release on Amazon Prime of The Rings of Power an online talk by me at Kumamoto University, to help celebrate the publication of the Japanese edition of A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth (pre-order here).

Date: 2 September

Time: 1600-1700 (Japan time)

ZOOM meeting ID 831 8035 7338

Passcode: ircmsSep2

All welcome.

= Details in English = Details in Japanese




Friday, July 15, 2022

UK and US Paperback News

 As you probably know, Picador will publish a paperback version of A (Very) Short Etc etc on 15 September, and it's available for preorder. But what's this? St Martin's Press in the US also has a paperback you can preorder, but that won't appear until 4 April, 2023.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Japanese Edition available for Pre-Order

The Japanese edition of A (Very) Short Etc. Etc. will be published on 31 August - and you can pre-order your copy from Amazon. Click here for details.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

And here's the Korean edition


It's been a big week for A (Very) Short History fans, and it's only Tuesday. Not just the cover art for Romanian and Japanese editions - the Korean edition joins the party. It's out from Kachi later this month.

Sneak Preview of Romanian and Japanese editions


The Romanian language edition of A (Very) Short etc etc will be published by Trei in August. Here is a sneak preview of the cover art.

And news just in - the draft cover art for the Japanese language edition, from Diamond is in, but I can't show it to you (yet). You can pre-order it though - the link is here. Publication 31 August.