Frontlist Book | Author and scientist from Matlock is releasing a new book

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An author and scientist from Brassington is releasing a new book inspired by the current climate emergency.

Bill McGuire is an academic, blogger, broadcaster and established science and speculative fiction writer.

He is the author or editor of more than 400 books, papers and articles focusing on volcano instability and monitoring, volcanic hazards, natural hazards and environmental change, climate change and global geophysical events,

His latest novel, which is set to be released on September 28, is Sky Seed and you can pre-order it now.

Bill is currently professor emeritus of geophysical and climate hazards at University College London, a co-director of the New Weather Institute and a Patron of Scientists for Global Responsibility.

He writes regularly for Prospect magazine and The Guardian and has also written for many other newspapers and science magazines including The Times, The Observer, The Daily Express, The Daily Mail, New Scientist and Science Focus and he blogs for Extinction Rebellion, the New Weather Institute, Scientists for Global Responsibility and Operation Noah.

He has contributed to many television and radio programmes and presented two BBC Radio 4 series, Disasters in Waiting and Scientists Under Pressure, and the End of the World Reports on Channel 5 and Sky News.

Most recently, he was Series Consultant for National Geographic’s X-Ray the Earth.

Bill said: “I am a long-established and successful writer of popular science books and a climate scientist.

“Having started writing speculative short stories a few years back, a novel seemed to be the obvious next step. A narrative combining geoengineering and conspiracy felt like a good way to go.

“There is also the added intrigue of the book sounding a salutary warning at a time when geoengineering our way out of the climate emergency is gathering support.”

Bill’s non-fiction books include A Guide to the End of the World: Everything you Never Wanted to Know, Surviving Armageddon: Solutions for a Threatened Planet, Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes and Global Catastrophes: a Very Short Introduction.

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