Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy birthday to "Deep Future"


"Deep Future" was officially released today by Thomas Dunne Books (details at http://www.curtstager.com/).  Here's what it looks like in the United States (above), but its cover has also morphed into different species in other places around the world. 

For example, in Canada (Harper Collins) it looks like this:


And downunder in Australia or New Zealand (Scribe), it looks like this...


...which makes sense because the Earth in this view has been turned to reveal Australia and New Zealand in all their glory.

In any case, I hope you like it. 

But if not, then I hope that you'll at least be willing to bury the thing rather than burning it. 
Burying books sequesters carbon.

2 comments:

  1. Curtis:
    I'm about halfway through the book - fascinating read!
    Sean L

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  2. Curt - I just listened to your interview with Adam Curry for The Big Book Show. Fascinating.

    I posted a blog about the discussion on Atomic Insights.

    http://atomicinsights.com/2011/07/save-the-carbon-curt-stager-deep-future.html

    Your optimism about new nuclear energy technology as a potential mitigation tool was good to hear, but I would like to encourage you to include options in addition to thorium based reactors.

    Advanced liquid fluoride thorium reactors have excellent potential, but there is still a lot of industrial development and supply chain work to do before they can scale to the point where they really make an impact in the world energy market. In the meantime, modern light water reactors that are evolutions of existing plants have an installed supplier base, are being built in significant quantities around the world and are pretty darned good replacements for burning coal or natural gas.

    It is even possible to use proven nuclear systems as direct replacements for burning refined petroleum on board ships. After all, the US Navy has been operating nuclear powered ships since 1955.

    There are many reasons why your friend's son is making an excellent career choice by deciding to study nuclear engineering. It is a field that is as exciting today as "something in computers" was for high school graduates in 1979.

    Let's work together to help people learn how important it is to "save the carbon."

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