Yes, this is a new website. It has all the old stuff on it, and I am gradually bringing it up to date. I will be able to do this more regularly now, and also intend to post more items in the "Selection of Articles". Thanks to Alex Rowbotham for arranging it all.
Sorry for the hiatus - most of my news appears now on my blog. But I should say here that my new book The Music Instinct is now out, and reviews will go up on this site shortly. I have discussed this book on several radio programmes, most recently on Radio 4's Start The Week. I will shortly be recording an episode of Private Passions for Radio 3.
My next book 'Unnatural' is published in February. See the 'Talks' page for a list of talks on this title and others so far this year.
The Royal Institution’s new book club, the Fiction Lab, kicks off on the evening of Monday 9 June with a discussion of my novel “The Sun and Moon Corrupted” (see http://www.rigb.org/). I will be coming along to face the critics later in the evening.
On Monday, 16 June, I will be back at the RI taking part in a debate on human spaceflight with Kevin Fong (see http://www.rigb.org/).