More specifically: the Nautilus (the on-line science magazine, not the submarine) has an excerpt from my almost-but-not-quite-yet-available book, Charles Darwin’s Barnacle and David Bowie’s Spider. It’s on their blog, and you can find it here.
The Nautilus’s editors had their pick of anything from the book, and they chose an excerpt from Chapter 6: David Bowie’s Spider, Beyoncé’s Fly, and Frank Zappa’s Jellyfish. And that’s how my byline came to sit right above a large photo of Beyoncé in full concert regalia. Yes: I am now apparently Someone Who Writes About Beyoncé. If that isn’t weird, I don’t know what is.
Anyway, if you’re waiting eagerly for my new book – and I hope you are – you can head over the Nautilus for a piece they called “Why Shouldn’t a Horsefly Be Named After Beyoncé?”. As I argue there – why shouldn’t one?
© Stephen Heard Feb 27, 2020
Image: The Nautilus, by Alphonse-Marie-Adolphe de Neuville and Edouard Riou. Illustration from 20000 Lieues Sous les Mers (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) (Verne, 1870). Public domain. Beyoncé in Montreal, 2013, © Nat Ch Villa CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia.org