How War, Porn and Fast Food Created Technology as We Know It
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
UK book launch is imminent
November is fast approaching, which means that so is the U.K. publication of Sex, Bombs and Burgers. The book comes out in the U.K. on November 1, and I'm heading over to do some publicity and promotion.
One of the main stops will be the U.K. Festival of Ideas in Bristol. I'm going to be speaking about my book on November 8 - if you're in the area, check out the details here. Otherwise, Sex, Bombs and Burgers is being published by Allen & Unwin and will be in fine bookstores everywhere, and it's also available on Amazon.co.uk.
Appearing at the Festival is quite the honour, with other recent guests including Gwynne Dyer and William Gibson, who, next to Neil Gaiman, is probably my favourite author.
The U.K. figures fairly prominently in the book as a number of important military inventions that eventually crossed over into the consumer world originated there. The last time I was over on that side of the pond, I was actually researching some of these (plus taking in some leisurely Munro-bagging in Scotland). I'll detail some of those inventions closer to my trip.
This time around, I'm planning to take in some of the sites in Wales, given its proximity to Bristol. Alas, there doesn't appear to be a Catherine Zeta Jones museum...