When we lost the wonderful Stephen Hawking in March the whole world mourned the loss of a brilliant mind. One of the world’s most renowned scientists and brilliant thinkers, many of us had come to think he might be around forever but that was not to be.
Hawking wrote several books during his lifetime, and this week London based publisher John Murray announced that a final book from Hawking would be coming later this year with publication expected in October.
Brief Answers to Big Questions will include Hawking’s thoughts and discoveries on everything including the creation of the universe, black holes, alien intelligence, and the existence of God.
The release date has been announced so far as October 16th and fans of the author will be keen to get their hands on it. A portion of the book’s royalties will also go to the Motor Neuron Disease Association and the Stephen Hawking Foundation, so you’re helping a good cause too.
We Are Displaced was released on 8th January and is already reported to be selling well and on sale in many countries in the world already including the UK, US and India.
Called Grand Union, the collection will include ten brand new short stories as well as several of her best previously published stories. As The Book Seller reports, Grand Union will weave old and new stories together and, as Smith’s publisher states, will offer “a wise, playful and richly varied portrait of the world as seen by the one and only Zadie Smith”.
The sequel to Fletcher’s debut novel will be called The Chirstmasaurus and the Winter Witch and will be written by Tom Fletcher and illustrated by Shane Devries. The events in the book take place one year after the first book when William Trundle is swept back into the North Pole where he meets the Winter Witch.
According to publisher Viking, the novel follows a 26-year-old “solitary” man who, “in a desperate attempt to resist the new political turbulence swirling around him, makes connections that will take him down a very dangerous path.” Agent Running will be Le Carré’s 25th novel and is set to be released next year in October.
Dorey was then stunned to find that copies of his book were being delivered by his American distributor wrapped in plastic. Dorey described the error as an “absolute shambles” and pointed out that it shows how we use plastic “with our eyes closed”.