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Now in Russian!

I was talking up the fanfare of the U.S. release, another big release came and went without me even knowing about it.  That is, until a reader, Dmitry Birin, sent us this picture of his brand-new Russian edition of the … Continue reading

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Jeff is a genius

-Dave

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Want some good reads?

Wiley is sponsoring a contest at goodreads. There will be a drawing of some sort, and if you are one of the lucky 15 chosen, you win a free copy of the book. It’s that easy! Also, I think you’re … Continue reading

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What your amazon.com rank means

For a while now, I’ve been pondering a not entirely academic question — how, exactly, do you translate between amazon.com sales rank and the number of books moved. Since I have my own book finally out there, I thought it … Continue reading

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Advance Copies and Big Ideas

Hey folks, today we have a couple of exciting bits of news. The first advance copies are in the Wiley office, and a couple are heading my way even as we speak. The incomparable Ellen Wright has even taken a … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Book Festival

Good news everyone! Jeff and I have been asked to do an author event at this year’s Philadelphia Library Book Festival. We’re not sure exactly what we’re going to talk about yet, but we’re open to suggestions. Check out the … Continue reading

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Look Inside!

Holy smokes! I was just on the amazon page for the User’s Guide, when I noticed this: And then I did look inside! And I saw all sorts of User’s Guide content! Do it! Click through! Tell a friend! (Don’t … Continue reading

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Welcome to Studio 360 listeners

I hope everyone is having a great holiday.  I know I am.  I just got an email from one of the producers of Studio 360.  Apparently, my time travel episode (featuring Janelle Monae and Connie Willis!) will air this weekend, … Continue reading

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Blurbs

Hey folks! The blurbs for the back cover of the book are in. Curious what smart people are saying? Well, here’s what: What a delightful book! It pulls no punches-or punch lines-in explaining all the fun topics in physics and … Continue reading

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Book club!

Amidst other excitement going on my life, I got an interesting email from my editor, Connie. Apparently, our book has been chosen as a Scientific American Book Club main selection for April. This is apparently pretty wide exposure, and we’re … Continue reading

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