Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Science and the Power of Words

Tyson has been writing for general audiences for more than 20 years—but his latest book, 'Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,' is his first runaway bestseller. And he thinks he knows why. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Denies Sexual Misconduct Claims, Welcomes Investigation

Astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson has disputed the allegations of sexual misconduct that were made public by three women. The famous scientist defended himself in a lengthy Facebook post shortly after Fox and the producers of the television series Cosmos said they had opened... Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2018-12-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'StarTalk's' Neil deGrasse Tyson on 'patriotic' Edward Snowden, finding the geek within

Maybe it's because he knows a thing or two about the space-time continuum that the rest of us civilians don't, but it sometimes seems as if Neil deGrasse Tyson is everywhere at once. A trained astrophysicist and the director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, Tyson has also become an... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Let’s talk about fantasy and science fiction books that have fallen off the radar

“Vellum” by Hal Duncan, “Mockingbird,” by Walter Tevis, the works of Tanith Lee and more. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Power and Passage: New Science Fiction and Fantasy

A story collection offers a cleareyed survey of the Black American experience, and a debut novel traverses hundreds of versions of Earth. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Fantasy, Power, and Magic: PW Talks with V.E. Schwab.

‘PW’ Talks with bestselling fantasy novelist V.E. Schwab about 'The Rebel Army', the final volume in her graphic novel trilogy 'Shades of Magic: The Steel Prince', which was published July 8. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Let’s talk about how science fiction has dealt with environmental change. It’s not all depressing.

Yes, much of it looks at how we will survive the apocalypse. But we also have the more hopeful genre of solarpunk Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Father Gregory Boyle talks hope, homelessness and the power of kinship

Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, shared "Barking to the Choir" with the L.A. Times Book Club. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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The Science of Taste: PW Talks with James Briscione

We caught up with Briscione, author of the forthcoming book 'The Flavor Matrix' (HMH), to find out how chemistry is the key to why certain ingredient combos work—from pizza, to caramel and fish sauce. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Spreading the Word About Diverse Books: 'PW' Talks with Marley Dias

We spoke with activist Dias and asked her to reflect on her activism and publishing journey so far, and to share some of her future goals. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Lydia Cacho and Anabel Hernández – two of Mexico’s bravest journalists in the UK to talk about the risks of speaking truth to power

Bill Swainson on two Mexican journalists who are relentless in their pursuit of the truth. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Edinburgh's Word Power Books seeks new owner

Edinburgh-based radical bookshop Word Power is looking for a new owner after founder Elaine Henry has decided to step away from the business. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Weather Channel’s Neil Katz: Platforms ‘have the power’ — for now

The Weather Company, which owns The Weather Channel brand, is on pace to get 2.5 billion video views on Facebook this year, said the publisher’s editor-in-chief Neil Katz. And yet there is still very little revenue being made by publishers on Facebook, which holds the power in its relationship... Continue reading at Digiday

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We Need More Diverse Superheroes!: PW Talks with ‘Power Man’ Writer David Walker

Veteran African American pop culture writer David Walker discusses writing for two popular black comic book superheroes: DC's half-man/half-machine, Cyborg, and Marvel's Luke Cage, aka Power Man. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Taplin talks tech power at DBW

The most talked about presentation of yesterday's Digital Book World conference in New York came from Jonathan Taplin, director of the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California, who asked: “Is this tech revolution great for everybody or just a few at the top of the Forbes... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Power of Words, to Build or to Tear Down

Two January books address the topic of the words we use and their effect on those who hear them, for good or ill. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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A Talk with Neil Van Uum

Last November, when Barnes & Noble announced that it was putting itself up for sale, Neil Van Uum’s bank called in the loan for his Joseph-Beth Booksellers chain. The ensuing bankruptcy has since wound down, but only after three of the six JoBeth stores closed—Charlotte, N.C.; Pittsburgh,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Indie Success: Word by Word

The winner of the BookLife Prize Nonfiction Contest is a collaborative project as unique as its subjects—and contributors Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Springer Science & Business to Merge with Macmillan Science & Education

A merger between Springer Science & Business and Holtzbrinck will form a new global science and education publisher with annual sales of 1.5 billion euros The post Springer Science & Business to Merge with Macmillan Science & Education appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Macmillan Science and Education to merge with Springer Science+Business Media

Holtzbrinck Publishing Group and BC Partners have reached an agreement to merge Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education, namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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