I cannot tell you all how pleased I am that The Sensorium of God is soon to be published by McArthur Books in Canada. It has already been chosen by Quill and Quire as one of the fall's biggest books.
Quill and Quire say: "The second book in the Sky's Dark Labyrinth trilogy by Stuart Clark once again delves into a world in which science and religion go head to head. In The Sensorium of God (McArthur & Company, $24.95 pa., Aug.), astronomer Edmond Halley visits Isaac Newton to help find mathematical proof of Kepler's Law of Planetary Motion - a meeting that catapults their lives into crisis and pushes Europe headlong into the Enlightenment. ..."
To celebrate the release, I shall be in Canada for 10 days, later this month. All my Canada trip jigsaw pieces have fitted together perfectly to promote the publication of The Sensorium of God by McArthur Books in Canada. The official publication date is 30 October. You can pre-order from Chapters or Amazon. We very much hope to have copies at the events as well.
I have an extremely exciting programme of events coming up and I look forward to seeing some of you in either Toronto or Montreal.
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Wednesday 17 Oct, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto, 7.30pm
I fly out on Tuesday 16th and, as a preliminary diversion, spend my first evening worshipping Rush in Toronto's Air Canada Centre. Then on Wednesday evening 17th I am contributing a short lecture to the Royal Astronomy Society of Canada's event at the Ontario Science Centre on the Don Mills Road. It starts at 7.30 and promises talks about interesting projects and activities. Details here.
Friday 19 Oct, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Montreal, 8pm
On Thursday, I will travel to Montreal and spend that evening comparing the Rush concert at the Bell Centre with the one I saw two days earlier in Toronto. (I know, I know, call me a Rush geek but I've been a fan for more than 30 years.) On Friday 19th, I have been generously invited back by the RASC in Montreal to give a talk at Ste Anne de Bellevue. Last year they were marvellous hosts.
Sunday 21 Oct, Books and Breakfast, Le Centre, Sheraton Hotel, 10am
On Sunday morning at 10am, Paragraphe Books have invited me for another of their Books and Breakfast events in the Le Centre, Sheraton Hotel. I took part in this unique event last year for The Sky's Dark Labyrinth, and cannot wait to return to promote its sequel. Details here.
Wednesday 24 Oct, North York Central Library, 7pm
I'll return to Toronto and on Wednesday 24th I will talk in the North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street M2N 5N9.
Thursday 25 Oct, International Festival of Authors, Toronto, 8pm
Then I shall be honoured to attend the International Festival of Authors again, but this year as a speaker. On Thursday 25th I shall be reading from The Sensorium of God in the Brigantine Room amongst such illustrious company as Larissa Andrusyshyn, Cory Doctorow, Corey Redekop and (drum roll please) Robert J. Sawyer. Details and tickets can be found here.
Friday 26 Oct, International Festival of Authors, Toronto, 8pm
On Friday, I'll be part of the Charles Taylor prize for literary non-fiction spotlight event, again in The Brigantine Room, with Richard Ford and Andrew Westoll. This is a particularly exciting event for me, as I do so enjoy bringing literary and storytelling ideas to the presentation of factual subjects. Details and tickets can be found here.