Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Newsweek Magazine - interview

I just did an interview for Newsweek magazine (based in New York), which should come out in next month or so. The theme was bullshit. Creationism came up.

6 comments:

John Danaher said...

That's cool. You seem to be getting good media coverage on this one.

The Atheist Missionary said...

Just imagine how well you'd be doing if you had entitled it f&&**ing bullshit!

Stephen Law said...

Dammit AM - if I only I'd though of that! Maybe if there's a second volume....

Actually John, media coverage has been rubbish except for New Scientist and Newsweek magazines. Maybe it's the title, actually? No newspaper reviews at all, in either UK or US.

Paul P. Mealing said...

I read the New Scientist interview - I thought it was very good.

I like the photo as well - you look like a man on a mission :)

Regards, Paul

Anonymous said...

It's a shame that the book has received so little formal publicity. Much of the content overlaps with A Level Philosophy of Religion courses, which would guarantee a few sales once word got around. However, I can see a few eyebrows being raised by the title. Personally, I quite like the idea of my Sixth Form students wandering around with copies but I'm not sure whether other teachers would appreciate the subversive appeal of your writing.

John Danaher said...

Hadn't subscribed to follow-up comments so I never spotted these. Anyway, to me, coverage in New Scientist and Newsweek seems pretty impressive, but a lack of newspaper reviews is certainly disappointing.

Is it the title? I don't know. I'd be lying if I said I liked it. I preferred the original (Intellectual Black Holes, wasn't it) and the metaphor associated with it. I think that better captures the message of the book. And I think like anonymous that the current title might close off a certain class of readership.

Anyway, I'm reading the kindle edition at the moment and enjoying it quite a lot. So that's something.