I’ve neglected this blog somewhat over the last few weeks as I’ve been busy participating in various publicity activities for Extreme, including preparing for talks at a number of events this spring. Last week was the first – a talk and Q&A at the Words By the Water literary festival in Keswick, in the heart of the UK’s Read more about Talking Extreme: Some speaking engagements this Spring[…]
I was intrigued to receive an invitation from Marshal Zeringue to write a post for the Page 99 blog. The test, Marshal explained, is simple: “Is Ford Madox Ford’s statement ‘Open the book to page ninety-nine and read, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you, accurate for your book?” Slightly nervously, I turned Read more about Extreme takes the Page 99 Test[…]
Extreme is now available as an audiobook on Audible, read by voice-over actor Sam Devereaux. It’s free if you take out a trial membership with Audible. (We also have a number of free copies to give away, so stay tuned for a raffle or quiz later next year… ) More details.
My last few weeks have involved fielding numerous requests for articles and interviews, following up UK publication last week and in anticipation of the US publication of Extreme in a few days. Here’s one of the interviews, with Alice Robb of The New Republic. Her article appeared a couple of days ago. Here’s the start – click through for the Read more about An interview in The New Republic[…]
Last week I had the pleasure of talking about Extreme with the lovely Ajaz Ahmed and his colleagues at AKQA London. It was a really enjoyable gig and I’m very grateful to Richard Kilgarriff and Izzy at Bookomi for setting it up. Bookomi followed up with a ‘3 Things’ feature about Extreme. Here’s an extract – click Read more about 3 things to help you thrive in extreme situations[…]
Extreme is officially published today! Paul and I first started talking about writing a book together back in 2010 and settled quite quickly on extreme environments as our topic. It’s been a great experience. We’ve read so many fabulous stories and burrowed into truly fascinating research. There was so much good stuff to share that we struggled to Read more about Publication day![…]
Here’s what’s caught my eye over the last few days – all relevant to research and stories we discuss in Extreme. Introduction to astronaut bioethics: Patrick Lin and Keith Abney from Cal Poly’s Ethics and Emerging Sciences Group provide a thought-provoking guide to the ethical and legal pitfalls we might face in long distance, long duration space Read more about What I’ve been reading[…]