Friday, December 24, 2021

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Radio New Zealand on Sunday

I've been on Radio New Zealand's Sunday Morning program discussing the end of the world and other nice things, with Jim Mora. If you missed it, you can catch up with it here.

Italian translation now available for Pre-order

Brevissima Storia Della Vita Sulla Terra
is the Italian translation of A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth. It will be published in January. You can pre-order it here now - and, presumably, other places soon. 

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Coast To Coast

Last night I was a guest on Coast-to-Coast AM, a night-time talk show in the US that reaches two million people. You can listen to the program here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Featured Bookstore: Foyles, London, UK


Foyles is more than just a bookstore - it's a destination. It's located on Charing Cross Road in the heart of London's bibliophile district. And A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth is featured in its display of new science titles - as spotted by an Anonymous Well-Wisher.

I am always happy to post pictures you send in of copies of the book seen in the wild, and feature the bookstore. If you're a bookstore proprietor, I'd be delighted to ZOOM in to chat about it to your book club or similar happening or event. Please get in touch through the contacts page.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Rectangular Gifts for History Buffs

A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth features in this year's holiday gift guide from The History Reader - rectangular gifts for history buffs.

Review in the Washington Post

 Lovely review of A (Very) Short &c &c in the Washington Post, by Adrian Woolfson. Read it here

Thursday, December 9, 2021

At the Library of Alexandria

If you missed my session at the Alexandria Library in Alexandria VA you can catch up with it here.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Featured Bookstore - Powells, Portland, OR


Today's Featured Bookstore is Powells in Portland Oregon, where Kevin Gepford saw this family group of A (Very) Short History of Life On Earth in its natural habitat. Reader, he bought one. Thanks Kevin - and thanks Powells.

Monday, December 6, 2021

A (Very) Short History as Fantasy

Here is a very pleasing review of A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth as fantasy literature. Which, I suppose, it is. 

And The Brazilian Rights to A (Very) Short History Go To ...

 I am very pleased to announce that Fósforo is buying the rights to translate and market A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth in Brazil. You can find out about all projected non-Anglophone-language editions here.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Featured Bookstore - Moe's, Berkeley, CA


Today's featured bookstore is Moe's Books in Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA, where a copy of A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth was spotted by Professor Dan Rokhsar. Thanks Moe's, and thanks Dan! 

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The Ancients

Here I am chatting about the origins of life with Tristan Hughes on 'The Ancients'.

Featured Bookstore - Reader's Books, Sonoma, CA


This is the first of an irregular feature in which I thank a bookstore in which one of my many spies has spotted A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth on display.

Today it's Readers Books in Sonoma, CA, as patronised by Patricia Dusenbury, whose photo this is. Thank you Patricia, and thank you Readers Books!

I'm always happy to ZOOM in to any bookstore and talk about my book. I did that for Aunties' Books in Spokane, WA, and they seem to have enjoyed it. So don't be shy -  Just ask.

Five Essentials

Five essential messages from A (Very) Short History of Life on Earth, as brought to you by the Next Big Idea Club