Smolin's book The Trouble with Physics is having considerable impact---approaching fourth week as #1 best seller. Somebody, maybe Houghton Mifflin the publishers, scheduled quite a tour to promote it: September 2006 Sept 20, 7:30 pm Innis Town Hall, Toronto, with Jay Ingram0th Sept 25, 6:30 pm New York City Hayden Planetarium space theater Sept 26, 7 pm Princeton NJ, Princeton University Store Sept 27, 7:30 pm Kepler's book store, Menlo Park, California Sept 28, 7 pm Bookshop West Portal, San Fransisco California Sept 29, 1:30 pm Microsoft, Seattle Sept 29, 7:30 pm Pacific Science Center, University Book Store, Seattle October 2006 Oct 1, 6 pm Ottawa International Writers Festival Oct 4, 7 pm Milwaukee, Harry W Schwartz Bookstore, Donner Ave. Oct 5, 7 pm Chicago, Seminary Coop bookstore Oct 6, 7 pm Chicago, Adler Planetarium, Far-out Friday Oct 7, 3:15 pm Mensa Colloquium, Albany NY Oct 17, 6:30 pm New York City, Cooper Union, Panel on Intelligent Thought Imagine, Hayden Planetarium Space Theater! And Kepler's is THE Silicon Valley bookstore. It's a tradition on the Peninsula. And then off to Seattle to talk at Microsoft. this booktour is a cultural event. EDIT: I decided, for the sake of decorum, to tone this post down. http://www.thetroublewithphysics.com/ click on "public appearances"