Some extraordinarily generous cover quotes have been coming in for my forthcoming book Denying Science (this fall from Prometheus; buy multiple copies!). The relevant liaison of mine at Prometheus reports gleefully: ". . . and we have heard back from everyone we were expecting which hardly ever happens!" She has also given me clearance to brag about them.
So here, at the risk of appearing in any way insufferable -- moi? perish the thought! -- they are:
"Packed with damning facts and deadly wit, this book shows how we're being lied to on an industrial scale. A fine piece of intellectual anti-virus software!"
"A timely and intelligent dissection of all that is wrong with popular responses to science. This articulate and impassioned account of the workings of the world should be required reading for decision-makers everywhere. Hang on: that's all of us."
"This is the book you were waiting for. Timely, encyclopedic, and compulsively readable, Denying Science makes sense of the whole sordid business. Buy two and send one to your congressman."
-- Michael Swanwick
"For the past few years, John Grant has been intrepidly documenting instances of bogus, corrupted, and discarded science. Now he’s back with perhaps the best of the lot: Denying Science. As topical and as cutting as past volumes have been, Denying Science gets to the heart of the problem in today’s world -- and does so with fascinating, brilliantly written accounts that may curl your toes but also contain elements of humor and absurdity. Highly recommended."
"John Grant is the living heir of Martin Gardner. He delivers the facts and suffers no fools."
Obviously my bar bills are going to be a bit of a nightmare whenever I bump into any of these kind folk over the next few years . . .