I don’t usually announce things like this. But I just noticed that Amazon.com has started selling my first book in hardback for $ 6.99. It was originally $ 24.95. So if you ever wanted a copy but didn’t get one, now is probably the time.
To be sure, the paperback version of the book contains newer info and a new introduction–but, believe it or not, it’s now more expensive than the hardcover.
How things change.
This announcement prompts a related musing: The Republican War on Science is now roughly a year and a half old. It first hit in hardback in the fall of 2005, right around the time of Katrina. The book has had a great run, and continues to sell well and to have influence–see below the latest clip on ChrisMooneyTV (I love saying that) for an example–just as I continue to track and speak about the politics and science issue. The subject continues to evolve, as does my thinking about it.
But while I continue to follow politics and science regularly–the addiction continues to grip me–you’ll have noticed that I’m also developing new interest areas (such as science communication) and transitioning into blogging and talking about Storm World, due out in late June/early July. There’s plenty of overlap between the two books, as this post perhaps hints. But there are also considerable differences, as I’m sure reviewers (and readers) will note soon enough.
Meanwhile, peering towards to the distant horizon, I’m even starting to wonder what Book Three will be, once I’m ready to do it, after taking it easy for a while, traveling, taking things in. Feel free to email me your suggestions.
The future comes apace.