The Great Paradox of Science to be released on November 20!

I am pleased to say that my book will be released next month and can now be pre-ordered. You can read more about the book and order it here.

As you can see from the flyer below, you can get a 30% discount from the list price of $34.95 if you order from the publisher and use the promotional code so that the cost becomes $24.47. Oxford University Press will start shipping out copies starting November 20, other retailers in the US on December 18, and in the UK on January 1, 2020. I have no information as yet about the rest of the world but I assume it should be around the same time as the UK.


  1. Mano Singham says


    That decision is up to the publisher and may depend on whether they think it is feasible and will be justified by sales. I have some figures in the book and I don’t know how those are handled since I am not very familiar with audiobooks.

  2. says

    I have some figures in the book and I don’t know how those are handled since I am not very familiar with audiobooks

    If it’s important to the book, then usually you’d include a verbal description of the illustration. I.e. “There is an illustration here that explains the parts of Rutherford’s experimental apparatus used to detect the atomic nucleus. There is a sheet of gold foil, an alpha particle source, and a receiver; the beam of particles shows deflection by something in the gold foil; Rutherford reasoned that there must be something dense in the gold atoms, i.e.: an atomic nucleus.” Or something like that.

  3. says

    Congratulations! May your publishers’ marketing people be effective and hard-working!
    [I have found that some publishers pretty much heave books out and tell the author, “here, go promote this.”]

  4. Marshall says

    Congrats Mano! I’m not sure if you’re able to fix this, but in the Barnes and Noble section “About the Author,” there’s a grammatical error:

    “He received his undergraduate degree in physics with First Class Honors from the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka and my MS and PhD degrees in theoretical nuclear physics from the University of Pittsburgh.”

    Note the “my” there--someone rewrote this in the 3rd person and missed a pronoun.

  5. Mano Singham says


    Thanks for catching that! I have sent a message to B&N and hope they will correct it.

  6. Matt G says

    Great news, Mano -- congratulations!

    Didn’t you once offer to autograph a copy of one of your books if we sent it to you with return postage paid? Offer still stands?

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