Reviews of DEATH!

By Phil Plait | November 6, 2008 2:10 pm

My book, Death from the Skies!, has been out for about two weeks now. It’s doing pretty well, and I’m happy. Reviews are starting to trickle in, and in general they are very positive. I don’t think I’ve seen a negative one yet, except by one goofy antiscience guy who doesn’t seem to understand literary metaphors (read the off-topic weird comments there, too).

I also found out today that a pretty big magazine (with a circulation well over 1 million) will do a review of the book. I’ll write about that when it comes out.

So things are going pretty well. If you want to read the reviews, here are the ones I’ve seen so far. If you have a review I haven’t seen (or forgot about because I’m a bonehead sometimes) please link to it in the comments!


Deathscope (not a review per se, but actually a Yahoo pipe setup that looks for mention of the book. BABlogee Paolo Amaroso put that together for me. Awesome.)

Fellow astronomer and blogger Mike Brotherton

Steel City Skeptics

Amazon reviews (one guy gave it three stars, saying "I find it more sleazy journalistic or science-fiction." Hmph)

Taedium Edax Rerum (preview)

Taedium Edax Rerum II (This is the actual review… his complaint made me smile.)

Skepchick Thanks Rebecca!

Astrocast (This is an online video show about astronomy, in the latest you can see my book on Harold Geller’s desk about 2:20 into the video).

My Chemical Journey

The Daily Beast (written by my Hive Overmind co-blogger Melissa Lafsky)

The Awesomer (not a real review, just a plug)

Astro Engine (an unboxing)

Ionian Enchantment (not a review, but an obvious comment)

News OK

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