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I am greatly indebted to the folks at Lovereading who have been great champions of The Sky's Dark Labyrinth. Their support continues as they have chosen The Day Without Yesterday as one of the year's 'First Footers'. As a result, you can read an exclusive extract from the novel, the first two chapters, by clicking here.  The book is released on 7 February and lovereading.co.uk are offering it for pre-order at 25% discount (as of the time of writing, this is the best deal on the web).

A new company called Deep Space Industries has put itself in a race with Planetary Resources, Inc. to mine an asteroid commercially by 2020

I have a new post over at my Across the Universe blog for The Guardian.

I have the cover story on New Scientist this week. Provocatively titled Sacrificing Einstein: Why we must let go of a foundation of relativity, it discusses the modern attempts to leap beyond Einstein's physics and find a deeper theory of gravity.

"Our hopes of finding a theory of everything depend on upsetting a balance that Einstein cherished

It is with the greatest of pleasure that I can unveil the front cover of The Day Without Yesterday. This is the third and final novel in The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth trilogy. It tells the dramatic story of Albert Einstein and Georges Lemaître, the two men who shaped our modern understanding of cosmology.

The Day Without Yesterday will be available in February. You can order the book online from Waterstones, amazon, and The Book Depository.

The book will also be available in your local bookshop. For those within striking distance of London, you can be the first to own a signed copy as I will be at the European Astrofest signing the very first copies of the books off the presses. Astrofest takes place on February 8-9 at Kensington Town Hall.

I have a new post over at my Across the Universe for The Guardian.

“The space agencies are about to reveal more about their collaboration to send astronauts beyond Earth's orbit. But will the Orion missions be inspirational enough for their critics?

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Justin Trottier for The Star Spot podcast.

 

From their website:
“Dr. Stuart Clark joins Justin Trottier at The Star Spot to share his unique work dramatizing the great stories of science. Clark combines his background in astrophysical research with his career in science journalism and writing to author a trilogy of novels that focus on the lives of the great minds of astronomy, from the Trials of Galileo to the personality conflicts between Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke, to the discovery of the Big Bang by Einstein, Lemaitre and others. Clark also discusses his blog for The Guardian called Across the Universe, and shares his insights into teaching critical thinking and how to use the history of discovery to deepen the public appreciation and understanding of science.”

You can listen to the podcast here.

I have a new post over at my Across the Universe blog  for The Guardian.

“Asteroid Apophis arrives this week for a close pass of Earth. This isn't the end of the world but a new beginning for research into potentially hazardous asteroids ...”

Read the post here.

I have a new post over at my Across the Universe blog  for The Guardian.

“Comet Ison is on its way. This icy messenger from the distant past is as big as a mountain and has the potential to light up the night sky later this year … or it could fizzle out. We must be careful not to expect too much ... “

Read the post here.

Doomsdays come and go, and they all leave Earth alone. This Friday's Mayan Apocalypse echoes public concern from 1910, when Halley's comet was supposed to poison the planet

I have a new post over at my Across the Universe blog for The Guardian.

Italian science site Oggiscienza has reviewed the Italian translation of The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth. The translation is called L’oscuro labirinto del cielo.
You can watch the video review by clicking here.



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