Paperback of DEATH!

Paperback of DEATH!

Paperback of DEATH!

Bad Astronomy
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Aug. 18 2009 10:26 AM

Paperback of DEATH!


Awesome awesome awesome! I just found out the paperback version of Death from the Skies! comes out August 25, one week from today!

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Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

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W00t!

The paperback retails for $16 (the hardcover is $26), so if you were waiting for savings you win. Of course, if you order it online you'll save more. It's available for pre-order at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and probably lots of other places too.


As you can see, the cover is pretty different for the paperback version. It's a wee bit more over-the-top, and I like it. Of course, you don't get the tsunami until after the asteroid hits, but maybe this was a binary asteroid. So that would fit. And you gotta love how they dotted the "i".

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Interestingly to me, the illustrations (pictures and drawings) look a little bit better in the paperback than in the hardcover! I'm not sure why that is, but it's cool to see them.

So if you're looking for a little bit of summertime beach reading, here you go. I just know a very attractive member of the gender you're interested in would find you incredibly interesting and cool if they saw you reading this. It will also make you smarter, better looking, and rich. Guaranteed*.

Order one now! Order two! Before a giant asteroid hits or a nearby gamma-ray burst goes off and you have no clue what to do! (Hint: nothing).


*Not a guarantee