Wednesday, 4 October 2006

So far I've ignored all those video clips advertising new books. But I couldn't resist having a quick look at the web site for Bang! The complete history of the universe.

Why did I succumb to this one? Apart from the naff title (which has its attractions) the authors of the book are—drum roll—Brian May, Patrick Moore and Chris Lintott.

Brian May? Isn't he ...

... the guitarist from Queen? Yes. But he's also an astrophysicist.

Of course! Busy fellow.

Which takes us back to the earlier post where I was wondering what I've been doing with my life.

Not nearly enough. Obviously.

The site isn't terribly informative about the book but it does have a magnificently overblown sound track, as you might expect. (Guitar, piano and not even the merest hint of Patrick Moore's glockenspiel.)


Chris said...

The site is coming with lots more details in the next couple of weeks. There are some preview pages available already, but thanks for the link in the meantime.

Snail said...

My pleasure. I know it's part of the build up to the launch. I must say, I'm looking forward to this. The history of the universe is a ... er ... big gap in my knowledge.

I hope it goes well.