Neil deGrasse Tyson the famed astrophysicist and director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium and best-selling author has signed with Holt for his next book, “Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization,” it was announced today. Tim Duggan, VP, executive editor, acquired North American and audio rights from Betsy Lerner at Dunow, VP, executive editor, acquired North American and audio rights from Betsy Lerner at Dunow, Carlson & Lerner. Publication is scheduled for fall 2022.
“This may be the most important book I have ever written, or ever will write,” said Dr. Tyson. “As a scientist I could not sit idly by and watch the irrationalities of the world dismantle civilization, knowing that a dose of sensibility – a cosmic perspective in our collective thinking – can save us from ourselves.”
In “Starry Messenger,” Dr. Tyson shares his cosmic perspective on our lives here on this planet. He reveals how nearly every thought, opinion, and outlook we have on world affairs can be enriched by knowledge of our place on Earth and in the universe. Ultimately, Dr. Tyson shows how an infusion of science, rational thinking, and cosmic discovery can illuminate our perspectives and recalibrate our brains to see things in a broader, deeper way than ever before.
About Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and the author of the best-selling “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry,” among other books. He is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, where he has served since 1996. Dr. Tyson is also the host and cofounder of the Emmy-nominated popular podcast “StarTalk,” which combines science, humor and pop culture, and the spinoff “StarTalk Sports Edition.” He is a recipient of 21 honorary doctorates and the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Sciences and the Distinguished Public Service Medal from NASA. He lives in New York City.