Sunday, October 31, 2021

Upcoming Events

I'm always happy to ZOOM in to your event/ bookstore/ venue/ festival/ happening to talk about A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth. As the US publication approaches (9 November, folks), my diary is getting a bit fuller.  Here's what's happening in the coming week.

* Radio Talk Europe - Weds 3 November 1630 GMT.

* ZOOM talk at Auntie's Bookstore in Spokane, WA, Sat 6 November 1200 Pacific Time (1900 GMT). All welcome. FREE. For details click here.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

'A (Very) Short History...' reviewed in the Times

 The Times (London) carried a full-page review of A (Very) Short History ... on 23 October 2021. Read it here (you'll need to expand the image).

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Turkish rights acquired to 'A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth'

I'm pleased to announce that Turkish rights to A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth are about to be acquired by Yeditepe Yayinevi and should appear under their Orenda imprint. This is the fourteenth foreign-language sale for the book so far.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Ask Science Podcast Miniseries

The Ask Science podcast invited me to take over for a five-episode series, in which I narrate abridged excerpts from A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth

You can listen to the first episode here or wherever you snarfle up your podcasts. The second episode is here; the third is here, the fourth here, and the apocalyptic finale here.

Monday, October 11, 2021

US/Canada Pre-Order Promotion

US & Canada readers: pre-order A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth before Nov 1st and get Behind the Scenes: An (Even Shorter) History of A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth completely free and what's more for nothing. Inquire within.

Literary Review Subscription Offer

The Literary Review loved A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth. So much so that they've chosen it as a promotional item. For this month only, subscribe or give a gift subscription to the Literary Review, and they'll send you a free copy of the book. And why wouldn't you? I subscribe to the Literary Review myself and it's one of the best reads on the planet. Follow this link and use the code VERYSHORT at checkout. Go on, you know you want to.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

5-Star Review on Popular Science website

Brian Clegg is a prolific writer on popular science on his own account. As if he doesn't have enough to do, he reviews a lot of other popular science books. Here's his verdict on A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth - 'This one is easy to sum up. Brilliant book. Buy it.' Read the full review here

Monday, October 4, 2021

German Edition out today

It's the 5th October and that can mean only one thing. Eine (Sehr) Kurze Geschichte Des Lebens, the German translation of A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth, is published today, from Hoffmann und Campe