The Loom

Me and E

i-14212c2fca36d6379eaabafc651fc666-Me and E.jpgGreg left a comment:

You know, Carl, if you don’t have one of these yet, you might consider picking one up to accompany you on your (hoped for) book tour.

Greg, I always try to find a plush toy related to my latest book. I think it’s part of the late-stage madness that sets in during the third round of manuscript corrections. And E and me will be making the rounds in May to talk about Microcosm. So far, it looks like we’re heading to New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. In the next couple weeks I’ll have an official book tour schedule to post.

FYI, E. coli does not in fact have two glassy eyes. Its sensory system is far more sophisticated.


  1. #1 Allen
    March 31, 2008

    Awesome! I got about 10 different Giant Microbes for my wife for Christmas this year. I thought she was never going to stop laughing. Way cool gift (for certain people), if I do say so myself.

    It was also fun when my five year old stunned his preschool teachers on the playground by proclaiming, “I’m Methicillin-resistant staff infection!” They were all a big hit at a later show and tell day.

    Carl, please put DC on your schedule too.

  2. #2 Greg Peterson
    April 1, 2008

    Very nice! I have mine at work being surrounded by attacking feathered dinosaurs, cementing my reputation as a geek…until my colleagues started wondering aloud whether a giant e. coli could beat a tribe of tiny feathered dinos, that is. Who’s the geek NOW? It would be great if you ended up with a stop in Minnesota, but I understand that it’s not all up to you. Maybe P.Z. Myers or Greg Laden could help arrange an event? Or the Bell Museum of Natural History? We have a pretty active science-loving community here, so while we’re no New York or LA, I don’t think the time would be wasted.

  3. #3 Jane Ferrall
    April 6, 2008

    Aha! The infamous e.coli doll..I find this very disturbing, actually.

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