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The Subject: header pretty much says it all: How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog is reviewed in Nature Physics. I am inordinately pleased with the existence of this– not because I expect it to sell a significant number of books, but because a serious technical publication recognized it as worth writing up, despite the…

How Good Is BookScan Anyway?

One of the big stories in genre Internet news was Seanan McGuire’s post last week, about reactions to the early release of some copies of her book, and the hateful garbage thrown her way by people outraged that the ebook didn’t slip out early as well. And let me state right up front that the…

I’m home with The Pip today, so no extended typing for me, but I pre[ared for this by typing something up ahead of time, and getting John Scalzi to post it for me, as part of his Big Idea series: In a way, a book about Einstein’s theory of relativity is uniquely suited to a…

The Pip says, “Hi, folks. My daddy’s book is released today, and he’s shameless enough to use me to promote it:” “I can’t read it yet, because I’m just a baby, but I can report that it was very satisfying to drool on. So you should definitely buy a copy, maybe two.” “Also, dig the…

If you’re allergic to hype, you might want to tune this blog out for the next couple of days, because How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog is officially released tomorrow, so it’s all I’m going to talk about for a little while. Because, well, I’m pretty excited. And tonight’s exciting finding is that it’s…

Hey, you might not know this, but I wrote a book… The official release date for How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog isn’t until Tuesday, but a friend reported buying a copy in Missouri, so when I was headed out to do some work this afternoon, I went to the cafe at the local…

Looking for the Bacon Boson

I’m grading exam papers at the dining room table when Emmy trots in. “Hey, dude,” she says. “Where do we keep the superconducting wire?” I’m not really paying attention, so I start to answer before I understand the question. “Hmm? Wire is in the basement, next to the–wait, what?” “The superconducting wire. Where do we…

A correspondent from the UK sends along this picture from the Waterstones outlet in Heathrow airport: As you can see, How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog is #55 on their bestseller rack, just ahead of Confessions of a London Call Girl. I’m not sure what this says about London call girls, but I’m…

So, the big How to Teach Physics to Your Dog Photoshop contest concluded on Friday. We got five really good entries, and the judges (me and Kate) had a hard time reaching a decision. After long deliberation, though, we’ve come up with a solution. But first, the entries:

Upcoming Appearances: Boskone

I’ve been falling down a little in the area of shameless self-promotion, but I will be at Boskone this coming weekend, where I’ll be doing three program items: Reading: Chad Orzel (Reading), Fri 19:30 – 20:00 This will be a section from the forthcoming book, probably involving Emmy and particle physics. Or possibly William Butler…