QUEEN guitarist Brian May's website reports:
"Brian May will be in the USA early next month, to coincide with the American release of his co-authored book, Bang! The Complete History Of The Universe. You can catch him on 95.5 KLOS-FM RADIO - see previous news item
Book Signing: Tuesday, May 6th, 4 PM
Bang! Book Signing at Book Soup - 8818 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA - 90069
We now have confirmation that Dr. May will be doing a book signing at Book Soup as above... more info at BookSoup.com
and click on Author Events. You can also order the book via their website.
We are told that Book Soup is a beautiful independent book store - in fact one of the last large independent book stores, with over 60,000 titles in stock, and has served the Los Angeles community for over 31 years. Owner, Glenn, has somehow withstood the years of competition by the large chain bookstore.
Please note: This is not a new print edition. Books are same as UK."
Press Release: The Big Bang Rocks!
Who knows what Brian May was thinking when he wrote 'We Will Rock You' for Queen? As a lifelong astrophysics aficionado, he may have been thinking about the origins of the universe. He's certainly been thinking about it lately. May, a freshly minted astrophysics Ph.D., joins forces with legendary astronomer Patrick Moore and astrophysicist Chris Lintott in Bang! to consider the history of the universe from the Big Bang to Heat Death.
Space, time, and matter were birthed 13.7 billion years ago and will continue on longer than we are able to comprehend. Infinitesimally small at first, the Universe is immense and ever expanding. Bang! explains how it all started, takes you on a tour of what is known about the evolution of the Universe, and posits how the end of time will come about.
This fascinating book includes photographs, short biographies of key figures, an at-a-glance timeline, a glossary of terms, and suggested resources for further exploration.
Based on the work of history’s most brilliant scientific minds, this amazing story features clear, straightforward discussions of the most perplexing and compelling aspects of existence—from the formation of stars, planets, and other galactic bodies to black holes, quasars, anti-matter, and dark matter to the emergence of life and the possibility that it could exist elsewhere.
Bang! It will, it will rock you.
Brian May is the founding guitarist of the rock band Queen, a longtime astrophysics enthusiast, and now Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University. He recently was awarded a Ph.D. in the field by the University of London. Patrick Moore has been studying astronomy since long before mankind made it into space and was knighted for his service to the science. He is the host of The Sky at Night, the author of more than 70 astronomy books, and the co-founder and former president of the Society for Popular Astronomy. Chris Lintott is an astrophysicist who specializes in star formation.
Bang! The Complete History of the Universe
Brian May, Patrick Moore, and Chris Lintott
170 pages 9.1 x 11
978-0-8018-8985-1 $29.95 hc
Publication date: April 30th, 2008