My USA publisher, Rodale, has just sent me a pile of advance proofs of Why Sh*t
Happens - their version of The Undercover Scientist. It's a smaller format so the
book feels more chunky and pocket-sized. Their intention is to get a few more nice reviewers'
comments for the cover of the final version and generate a bit of advance interest. They also
plan a 20-city radio satellite tour and some print features, so I may be busy next year. And on
the subject of interest, my iphone application has generated so much extra traffic on my
websites that I'm in danger of exceeding the monthly maximum in the first week... I've had to
reduce the size of all images (which has the advantage that everything downloads faster) but
at this rate I may have to switch to UCL servers soon.