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I have a new story published over at New Scientist:

'Following the launch of India's longest range, nuclear-capable missile, has the world become more dangerous - or pretty much just stayed the same as before? ...'

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I have a new story published over at ESA:
'A region on Saturn's moon Titan has been found to be similar to the Etosha Pan in Namibia, Africa. Both are ephemeral lakes - large, shallow depressions that sometimes fill with liquid. ...'

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I have a new story published in The Guardian:

'Launching equipment into space is an expensive business: it costs $10,000 (£6,300) to lift every 0.45kg (1lb) of stuff into orbit. Making things smaller and lighter is, therefore, a natural route to reducing the cost of launching a spacecraft. It is no surprise then that the principles of nanotechnology - and the potential to reduce the mass and size of spacecraft and payloads - are focusing the minds of space engineers. ...'

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Kathy Stevenson writes in the Daily Mail, 'I had been greatly anticipating this book after reading The Sky's Dark Labyrinth, the first in Clark's trilogy, so I was cock-a-hoop when it landed on my desk. And my anticipation was not in vain. ...'


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Read Kathy's review of The Sky's Dark Labyrinth here.

I have a new story published over at ESA:

'ESA's Herschel Space Observatory has studied the dusty belt around the nearby star Fomalhaut. The dust appears to be coming from collisions that destroy up to thousands of icy comets every day. ...'

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I have a new story published over at ESA:

'A chance alignment of planets during a passing gust of the solar wind has allowed scientists to compare the protective effects of Earth's magnetic field with that of Mars' naked atmosphere. The result is clear: Earth's magnetic field is vital for keeping our atmosphere in place. ...'

Read the full story here.

I’m pleased to announce a seven-date tour of Waterstones book stores this spring in support of The Sensorium of God: Book II of The Sky’s Dark Labyrinth.


Some dates are signings, where I’ll be happy to speak to readers individually, others are talks where I’ll able to expand on the topics in the novel such as Newton, alchemy, the birth of western science and why these stories make great subjects for historical fiction.


Signings: Chesham, Watford, Aylesbury, Bedford
Talks: Milton Keynes, St Albans, St Neots

 

Hope to see you there!


Dates and details of these and my other appearances can be found here.

CultureLab editor Kat Austin reviewed The Sensorium of God for New Scientist and concluded, “...Clark does a sterling job of covering the tricky period when scientists were the superstars of society.”


Read the full review here.

Sally Hughes writes on the We Love This Book website, “The best historical fiction goes beyond dates and events, giving historical figures emotions, achievements and failings. This is very much the case here, where petty squabbles sit beside philosophical debate in a rounded picture of great men and ideas."

 

Read the full review here.

I have a number of speaking engagements coming up that I'm particularly excited about. I very much hope to see some of you at them:

Bath Literature Festival
Stuart Clark and Astronomy
Monday 05 Mar, 8:00pm - 9:00pm

They have advertised:
Stuart Clark, the well-known astronomer and newly appointed astronomy consultant for New Scientist launches his new novel about Newton and Halley, The Sensorium of God. He talks beautifully about the skies, the seventeenth century, and possible future discoveries in 'the heavens'.

 

Book tickets here


Cambridge Science Festival
What can we learn from the early astronomers?
Thursday 15 March 6:00pm - 7:00pm

They invite you to:
Join Dr Stuart Clark to explore how from Kepler to Newton to Einstein, the greatest breakthroughs in our understanding of the Universe came by studying motion in the Universe. Once again, astronomers are seeing movements in the Universe they cannot explain. Is the next big breakthrough imminent?

 

Book tickets here.


Edinburgh Science Festival
The Sky's Dark Labyrinth
Tuesday 3rd April 8:00pm - 9:30pm

They tantalise with:
It's the mid-17th century. No one understands why the planets move as Johannes Kepler so elegantly described almost a century earlier. Edmond Halley, adventurer, astronomer and ladies' man, asks reclusive alchemist and fearsome mathematician Isaac Newton for help with solving the problem. From this simple act, the lives of both men are plunged into crisis. Join author Stuart Clark as he weaves a fictionalised tale of the time when science was rife with sex, lies and spies!

 

Book tickets here.



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