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Nikki and I are looking forward to spending Friday and Saturday in Warwickshire at the International Astronomy Show. We'll be looking around the forty or so stands and listening to many of the talks.

I'll being giving one on each day myself and hope to see many familiar and new faces. Come and talk to me afterwards at my book stall and if you are kind enough to buy one of my novels or other publications, I'd be delighted to sign it. If you don't, I'll enjoy chatting to you anyway!

I have a new post on Across the Universe, my astronomy blog for The Guardian.

“Nasa's Skylab fell to Earth after budget cuts left it stranded in space. More than three decades later we are still struggling with the threat from space debris

Novelist Pippa Goldschmidt has reviewed The Day Without Yesterday for the great website Lablit.

“I’ve read and reviewed the two earlier books in this trilogy and have been very impressed by the way Clark weaves together the stories of different historical characters into a coherent whole, not only getting across the revolutionary nature of their discoveries but also presenting them in the historical context to show how their contemporaries (mis)understood their findings.

Last October I spoke about The Sensorium of God at the Wigtown Book Festival in Scotland and one of the most fun things that happened while I was there was meeting photographer Kim Ayres. He was assembling a collection of images he was taking of writers posing as one of their favourite  characters.  I agreed to dress up as Isaac Newton. He auditioned three apples and when he was happy with our partnership he snapped away.

If you’d like to see Kim's thoughts about the result, you'll find them here:

And on Facebook:

thanks, Kim!

I have the cover story on New Scientist this week. It sprang from a dynamite email I received from John Peacock, Royal Observatory in Edinburgh, late on the day of the big bang announcement. It pointed out that there could be tragedy as well as triumph in the announcement, and that perhaps we would never know how the Universe truly began.


"The end of the beginning


Cosmology's big breakthrough is a triumph. But the joy is not unalloyed.

As readers of my novel, The Sensorium of God know, Isaac Newton was an arch heretic. Ahead of tonight’s BBC2 documentary about Isaac Newton, the BBC invited me to choose five ‘heretic’ scientists whose courage and determination I find inspiring:

“Great scientists change the way we view the world.

New observations from an experiment on the space station confirm a strange antimatter signal but take us no closer to an explanation

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

I have been interviewed by astronomersden over at his blog. He describes himself as “Daddy, Hubby, Teacher and, whenever I get the chance, Astronomer.” There is some great stuff on his website.

Last autumn I worked with a producer and director from the BBC on a television programme about Isaac Newton. They contacted me because of my work for The Sensorium of God, my factual novel about Isaac Newton. It was a lot of fun to dig out all my research notes and talk about the great scientist for the programme.

Isaac Newton: The Last Magician will be shown on BBC2 Friday April 12th at 9pm.


Click the read more link below the tags to see the information from the BBC’s website.


For a strictly limited time, the very latest Sky’s Dark Labyrinth book is on promotion from Amazon Kindle. Instead of £12.99, you can pick up the ebook version of The Day Without Yesterday for just £1.09. Hurry, the offer will not last long. Buy now!

Those who prefer physical books, can buy that here.



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