Cranking up the PR Machine

By Sean Carroll | January 28, 2010 4:09 pm

Like any good author, one of my duties is taking to the airwaves to flog my book. A list of upcoming events can be found at, and of course you can always subscribe to the Facebook page or Twitter feed. But I wanted to highlight some stuff coming up over the next two weeks:

  • Friday January 29, 12:30 p.m. Pacific: I’ll be appearing on NPR’s Science Friday with Ira Flatow. (That’s today/tomorrow, depending on when you’re reading this.) Listen online, or via your favorite public radio station.
  • Saturday January 30, 2:00 p.m. Pacific: From Eternity to Here will be the subject of a Firedoglake Book Salon. I’ll be answering questions online, and our host will be none other than Chad Orzel, who has a book of his own you should check out.
  • Saturday February 6, 10:00 a.m. Pacific: Crank up your avatars, I’m giving a talk in Second Life. (And if you don’t already have an avatar, it’s easy to get one. And you can shop for clothes!) Sponsored by MICA, it will be held at the large amphitheater on StellaNova.
  • Saturday February 6, 5:00 p.m. Pacific: For everyone here in Los Angeles and environs, I’m doing a good old-fashioned book reading/signing at Skylight Books, an awesome independent bookstore in Los Feliz. 5:00 on Saturday night — what better way to kick off the evening’s festivities?

Hope to see you there, virtually or in person!

  • Clifford

    For Science Friday, will you be phoning it in from your office (like Sheldon Cooper did) or will you actually be in the studio with Ira?

  • Sean

    Neither; I’ll be at the NPR West studio in LA, while Ira will be way over on the East Coast.

  • Sili

    Is anyone still using Second Life?

    Any podcasts planned?

  • Jack

    Ira Flatow is the worst interviewer in the history of the world. He could have at least taken a few minutes to brush up on cosmology before wasting your time with those inane questions where you had to keep correcting him.

    Geesh. Kodos for keeping your cool and going with the flow. I would have said “Ira, you have a show for one hour a week.. can’t you spend at least one of the other 39 hours actually learning about the topics you will cover?”

  • Sili

    Nevermind. Just heard that you’re on next weeks Guardian Science PC.

  • Lonely flower

    It is the first time for me to attend a lecture in second life, it was very nice experience. I felt that we are in a real life lecture, the only difference is that in life we can’t have lectures in such beautiful and open places.
    There are few things which some how disturbed me, there were many people passing in front of me and there were others who were chating during the lecture:)

    It was awesome, thank you Dr.Sean.


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About Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests include theoretical aspects of cosmology, field theory, and gravitation. His most recent book is The Particle at the End of the Universe, about the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson. Here are some of his favorite blog posts, home page, and email: carroll [at] .


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