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hhEb09'1
2007-Apr-10, 01:28 PM
New BA book announcement (http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2007/04/08/big-announcement-part-1-my-next-book/) in the BA blog on Apr. 8, 2007

Working title: "Death from the Skies"

Tensor
2007-Apr-11, 02:43 AM
New BA book announcement (http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2007/04/08/big-announcement-part-1-my-next-book/) in the BA blog on Apr. 8, 2007

Working title: "Death from the Skies"

Hmmmmm, I'm wondering if the pack of weirdos, although now slightly larger, gets a mention again.;)

mickal555
2007-Apr-16, 08:16 AM
Horray!

George
2007-Apr-21, 03:15 AM
New BA book announcement (http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2007/04/08/big-announcement-part-1-my-next-book/) in the BA blog on Apr. 8, 2007

Working title: "Death from the Skies"
Is it a colorful death? :D

mickal555
2007-Apr-22, 11:37 AM
http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?t=5597

No one won

hhEb09'1
2007-Apr-22, 03:11 PM
No one wonI think I may have come closest (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?p=266733#post266733). Maybe, it's a little death from the skies--I know some get that :)

Gillianren
2007-Apr-22, 09:38 PM
I think I may have come closest (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?p=266733#post266733). Maybe, it's a little death from the skies--I know some get that :)

What kind of astronomy are you doing?

hhEb09'1
2007-Apr-23, 05:43 AM
Out on Ninth Street Hill, where it's dark :)

mickal555
2007-Apr-23, 07:35 AM
Not to douse this topic with cold water, but the next book already has a title.

And yes, you can ask. But no, I won't tell.

So this was that book :D

Gillianren
2007-Apr-23, 08:16 AM
Out on Ninth Street Hill, where it's dark :)

That's the place for the little death, all right.

Roy Batty
2007-Apr-23, 08:34 AM
It's a mind killer alright :) I think my title (also in that link) is in the spirit of the book's theme as well :)

Celestial Mechanic
2007-Apr-23, 04:03 PM
Is it a colorful death? :D
I'm sure most of these deaths involve the full electromagnetic spectrum from radio to gamma-rays. :eek:

George
2007-Apr-24, 02:39 AM
I'm sure most of these deaths involve the full electromagnetic spectrum from radio to gamma-rays. :eek:
Thanks, I feel better. If I can't cheat death, I don't want it cheating me!:razz:

publiusr
2007-Apr-30, 09:54 PM
Cosmic string whip mentioned?

mickal555
2007-May-01, 07:40 AM
Collapse to the quantum vacume ground state?

The Bad Astronomer
2007-May-01, 05:35 PM
mickal555, you win! That's the last chapter. :-)

mickal555
2007-May-02, 05:57 AM
Horray for me :D

publiusr
2007-Jun-09, 08:32 PM
Exit Mundi might be an interesting source.

Murff
2007-Aug-22, 03:29 AM
Beat the deadline Phil! I'm actually looking forward to this book. If I didn't read your blog I wouldn't know about it until it was out...stupid well-written and informative blog :wall:

<Just my way of thanking you for your work>

Hilton Ratcliffe
2007-Aug-25, 09:40 AM
I have recently published a book titled "The Virtue of Heresy - Confessions of a Dissident Astronomer". It's about the bad science (mostly) that we are taught to use to try to explain what we see.

Publishing a book, especially in the popular science genre, and even more especially one that calls some of the heroes of cosmology half-blind sissies, is a testing task, one that takes your fortitude and tenacity to the brink of collapse. Some wags suggest it preferable that mine should have collapsed

With kind regards
Hilton Ratcliffe
Astronomical Society of Southern Africa
Alternative Cosmology Group

hhEb09'1
2007-Aug-25, 02:00 PM
Oh no! Not another one... Weird, I was thinking the same thing (http://www.bautforum.com/bad-astronomy-book/61753-i-am-writing-book-please-guide-me-accordingly-post1057178.html#post1057178) :)

Tensor
2007-Aug-29, 07:32 PM
Weird, I was thinking the same thing (http://www.bautforum.com/bad-astronomy-book/61753-i-am-writing-book-please-guide-me-accordingly-post1057178.html#post1057178) :)


:lol:

tonyman1989
2007-Sep-07, 02:36 AM
New BA book announcement (http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2007/04/08/big-announcement-part-1-my-next-book/) in the BA blog on Apr. 8, 2007

Working title: "Death from the Skies"

Cool, I had no idea he wrote a book I'll have to buy the other and this one when it comes out.

01101001
2007-Nov-10, 01:09 AM
BA Blog: Major book milestone (http://www.badastronomy.com/bablog/2007/11/09/major-book-milestone/)


I just sent the draft of my manuscript for Death from the Skies! to my editor.

PHEW!

This is a major step, of course. For one thing, it fulfills my contractual obligation of getting the book to the publishing house by November 12.

Ah...

Not so fast, author boy.


But itís nowhere near the end! Once my editor looks it over and edits it, Iíll have to revise it.

Hang in there. Congratulations for reaching this stage.

Laguna
2008-Sep-09, 09:51 AM
Preordering for the new book ist possible at Amazon.
I just bought the new book! :-)

01101001
2008-Sep-09, 04:09 PM
http://www.bautforum.com/attachments/off-topic-babbling/8467-death-skys-my-design-cover-deathfromtheskies.jpg

01101001
2008-Sep-20, 04:34 PM
BA Blog: Why I love my BABloggees (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/09/19/why-i-love-my-babloggees/)


So I tease the book last night, and today I decide to check the Amazon rankÖ and look what I find! [image from Amazon.com]
Wow! I have no clue how many books that translates to as far as preorders go, but a rank of 2300 is pretty nice before the book is even out yet. Thanks everyone!

In the mean time, the book's stats have zoomed upward. Amazon product details (http://www.amazon.com/Death-Skies-These-Ways-World/dp/0670019976#productdetails):


Amazon.com Sales Rank: #725 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

#1 in Books > Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Astronomy > Astrophysics & Space Science
#1 in Books > Science > Astronomy > Astrophysics & Space Science
#3 in Books > Science > Physics

WaxRubiks
2008-Sep-20, 05:29 PM
I got a notification that this thread had been bumped, and I thought I'd do another photoshop of a cover for the book.

Gives me something to do. :D

http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/1421/dftsuljg3.jpg

01101001
2008-Sep-21, 04:55 PM
Amazon product details (http://www.amazon.com/Death-Skies-These-Ways-World/dp/0670019976#productdetails):

Zoom.


Amazon.com Sales Rank: #468 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)
Popular in these categories: (What's this?)

#1 in Books > Science > Astronomy > Astrophysics & Space Science
#1 in Books > Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Astronomy > Astrophysics & Space Science
#2 in Books > Science > Physics

Edit, about 9 hours later: Uh-oh. It's back-sliding.


Amazon.com Sales Rank: #1,022 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)
Popular in these categories: (What's this?)

#2 in Books > Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Astronomy > Astrophysics & Space Science
#2 in Books > Science > Astronomy > Astrophysics & Space Science
#6 in Books > Science > Physics

hhEb09'1
2008-Oct-21, 10:56 AM
Hmmmmm, I'm wondering if the pack of weirdos, although now slightly larger, gets a mention again.;)I got the book a couple days ago, and it appears we've been downgraded from "denizens (http://www.bautforum.com/bad-astronomy-book/615-new-forum-book-2.html#post185375)" to "minions". :)

UnrepentantSinner
2008-Oct-23, 01:31 AM
There's a question on JREF forum about whether BA's book tour will be bringing him to Oz.

01101001
2008-Oct-27, 03:09 PM
Amazon product details (http://www.amazon.com/Death-Skies-These-Ways-World/dp/0670019976#productdetails)

Six 5-star reviews. Two more 4-star.


Amazon.com Sales Rank: #1,119 in Books

#2 in Books > Professional & Technical > Professional Science > Astronomy > Astrophysics & Space Science
#2 in Books > Science > Astronomy > Astrophysics & Space Science
#5 in Books > Science > Physics

Amazon: The most popular items in Astrophysics & Space Science (http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/227262/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_b_1_5_last)


1. Icarus at the Edge of Time
by Brian Greene (Author) [worthy competition]

2. Death from the Skies!: These Are the Ways the World Will End . . .
by Ph.D., Philip Plait (Author) [our hero, but a weird attribution]

3. Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA
by Richard C. Hoagland (Author), Mike Bara (Author) [just plain weird]

4. The Universe in a Nutshell
by Stephen William Hawking (Author) [worthy competition]

5. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
by Brian Greene (Author) [2 out of 5; hogging the shelf]

01101001
2008-Oct-29, 02:43 AM
Discover Magazine: Ten Ways the World Will End (http://discovermagazine.com/2008/nov/28-ten-ways-the-world-will-end)


The universe is trying to kill us. In Death From the Skies! our own Bad Astronomer, Phil Plait, counts the ways the world will end. Start worrying in a few million years about a cosmic dust collision, when the sun hits the closest spiral arm of our galaxy. Take your chances with an exploding star. Or manage to escape these threats, and you just get an extra 1035 years before all matter decays anyway.

geonuc
2008-Oct-31, 12:53 PM
Phil Plait was interviewed by the local (Atlanta) public radio station, hawking his book. Good to see the locals take an interest in such things.

susan12
2012-Jul-10, 04:43 AM
I wanna know if this book could be shipped abroad. I earger to have one.

R.A.F.
2012-Jul-12, 04:49 AM
I wanna know if this book could be shipped abroad. I earger to have one.

Amazon has it listed, here (http://www.amazon.com/Death-Skies-Science-Behind-World/dp/B0035G02BI/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1342068328&sr=1-2&keywords=death+from+the+skies), and I know they ship internationally.

...and welcome to the board.

Parallel Universes
2012-Jul-14, 04:20 AM
This thread is 5 years old. I thought Phil had written a new one. How did you even find this? It must have been buried 100 pages back. 'Death from the Skies' sounds like just the sort of thing needed to promote astronomy. I said as much in a thread about using fear to advertise. Haven't read it yet. Sounds pretty scary. Hard to imagine a universe with no humans in it. I mean I can imagine it but doing so really creeps me out. No doubt other life forms will evolve intelligence like ours and even surpass us but by the time they discover our world it will be devoid of any trace of our existence. All of our history and achievements washed away by time. Kind of makes life seem rather pointless.

R.A.F.
2012-Jul-15, 12:40 AM
Just noticed your sig..that has got to be a "first".