Good news, everyone! Those of you who don’t follow me on twitter or facebook will be pleased to learn that there is a new book officially on the way. The tentative title (always prone to change) is “The Why of it All: Antimatter, Evil Twins and how Symmetry Rules the Universe.” We’ve accepted an offer from Dutton with a planned Summer, 2013 publication date. Of course, if you can’t wait that long, I could always recommend some other reading.
Topics will range from questions about why we exist and all and weren’t destroyed in a giant conflagration of matter-antimatter annihilation, why time flows the way it does, why there are 3 dimensions of space and 1 of time, what the hell “symmetry” has to do with it all. The outline is in pretty good shape, but particularly interesting questions may yet find their way into the book, or at very least into my column.
Thanks for everybody’s support, and for all of the great questions so far. I’ll keep you updated.