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    New Book Announcement

    New BA book announcement in the BA blog on Apr. 8, 2007

    Working title: "Death from the Skies"

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhEb09'1 View Post
    New BA book announcement 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.

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    Horray!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhEb09'1 View Post
    New BA book announcement in the BA blog on Apr. 8, 2007

    Working title: "Death from the Skies"
    Is it a colorful death?
    We know time flies, we just can't see its wings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickal555 View Post
    No one won
    I think I may have come closest. Maybe, it's a little death from the skies--I know some get that
    Last edited by hhEb09'1; 2007-Apr-22 at 03:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhEb09'1 View Post
    I think I may have come closest. Maybe, it's a little death from the skies--I know some get that
    What kind of astronomy are you doing?
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    Gillian

    "Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"

    "You can't erase icing."

    "I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"

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    Out on Ninth Street Hill, where it's dark

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    Quote Originally Posted by BA
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhEb09'1 View Post
    Out on Ninth Street Hill, where it's dark
    That's the place for the little death, all right.
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    Gillian

    "Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"

    "You can't erase icing."

    "I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Is it a colorful death?
    I'm sure most of these deaths involve the full electromagnetic spectrum from radio to gamma-rays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celestial Mechanic View Post
    I'm sure most of these deaths involve the full electromagnetic spectrum from radio to gamma-rays.
    Thanks, I feel better. If I can't cheat death, I don't want it cheating me!
    We know time flies, we just can't see its wings.

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    Cosmic string whip mentioned?

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    Collapse to the quantum vacume ground state?

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    mickal555, you win! That's the last chapter. :-)

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    Horray for me

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    Exit Mundi might be an interesting source.

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    Hurry Up!

    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

    <Just my way of thanking you for your work>

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    Cool Oh no! Not another one...

    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilton Ratcliffe View Post
    Oh no! Not another one...
    Weird, I was thinking the same thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by hhEb09'1 View Post
    Weird, I was thinking the same thing


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    Quote Originally Posted by hhEb09'1 View Post
    New BA book announcement 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.

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    That was easy...

    BA Blog: 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.
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    Preordering for the new book ist possible at Amazon.
    I just bought the new book! :-)

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    BA Blog: 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:

    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
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    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.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 01101001 View Post
    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
    Last edited by 01101001; 2008-Sep-22 at 01:45 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tensor View Post
    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" to "minions".

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