How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog in Nature Physics

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 […]

Links for 2012-02-29

scott_lynch: Against Big Bird, The Gods Themselves Contend In Vain I was a hard-core Sesame Street viewer from about 1979 to 1984, and my memories of the show are the sort of deep nostalgic tangle you’d expect, with a great deal of idiosyncratic noise blended into the signal. So, for many years, I carried around […]

How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog: The Big Idea

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 […]

How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog is Officially Out Today

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 […]

Links for 2012-02-28

Religion News Service | Blogs | Mark Silk – Spiritual Politics | Santorum v. JFK But if, as Santorum suggests, you do go on and read the speech, you will discover that Kennedy never said that people of faith have no role in the public square or that faith is not allowed there. He did, […]

How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog in the Washington Post

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 […]

Links for 2012-02-27

In the genes, but which ones? | Harvard Gazette “It is only in the past 10 or 15 years that we have had the technology for people to do studies that involved picking a particular genetic variant and investigating whether people who score higher on intelligence tests tend to have that genetic variant,” said [Union […]