I must apologize in advance that the blogging could be a little sparse this week. It's half term, with altogether too many 'can you give me a lift here?' type requests.

Still, an opportunity for an update on the cover of Before the Big Bang (now due out in August). A while ago I gave a sneak preview of this cover:

... well, now it has all changed. The powers that be at St Martin's Press preferred an alternative, which you see below in all its glory.

If I'm honest, I'm pleased. I think the new one is really attention grabbing. Although the other was very pretty, there are too many astronomy/cosmology books with pictures of nebulae on black backgrounds. But hey, what do I know? I'm just a writer.


  1. I love this new version, Brian! Beautiful and very representative. Should leap off the shelves.


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