Best of American Science Writing 2011 (Now with extra bloggy goodness)

By Carl Zimmer | September 23, 2011 12:20 pm

I’m thrilled to have a piece of mine in this year’s edition of Best of American Science Writing. The book, edited by Rebecca Skloot and her father Floyd, is officially published on Tuesday, 9/27, but you can order it now on Amazon. My semi-skeptical take on the Singularity is in there, as is lots of excellent stuff–including fellow Discover blogger Ed Yong’s tale of sushi genes in Japanese gut bugs. If I’m not mistaken, that’s the first time a blog post has made it into this series. So congratulations to Ed Yong for giving the old blogs-versus-journalism critics another reason to pull their hair out.

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Comments (7)

  1. Congrats Carl. By good fun chance, my story on the science of choking under pressure, which was a blog post, is appearing in the coming-any-day-now Best American Sports Wriging 2011. I didn’t submit it to the Science Writing anthology b/c didn’t realize it was eligible; but somehow the sports folks saw it and grabbed it. So we’re pushing the boundary in science and sports both, in the same year.

  2. Thanks Carl! Proud to be there with you.

  3. Congrats all!! Great news. I miss being part of the Discover team.

  4. David B. Benson
  5. zackoz

    My two favourite science bloggers in the one volume!

  6. Raymond Dickey

    Congratulations to Ed and Carl!

  7. Marlene Zuk

    Congrats to all — will order a copy right away. Say, it would be fantastic to try and accumulate the autographs of as many of the authors as possible on one’s copy . . . wonder how best to accomplish that?


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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.


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