What could be more perfect October reading than a book about all of the ways that the universe could destroy life as we know it?
Out this week is the much anticipated second book by Dr. Phil Plait (the Bad Astronomer) Death from the Skies: These Are the Ways the World Will End. I’ve added it to the Steel City Skeptics recommended reading list, and if you read it we welcome your review here or at our reading group on GoodReads.com1.
Are tales of Ultimate Doom, a little too much to take during this already astronomically sized plague of political and economic dramas raining down upon us? Don’t worry, this is no “The! End! Is! Near!” sandwich-board screed from a subway stop nutter. Fans of Phil2 can attest to his thoughtful, reassuring, upbeat style that will, no doubt leave you with a renewed sense of awe at how very fortunate we are not just to be here, but to still be here.
And, hey, as Phil points out in detail — things could be worse!