Scenes from a Junkyard Planet: A First Book in Three Steps

My first book, Junkyard Planet, showed up in the mail today, 32 months after I signed the contract to write it, back in Feb 2011. Like any book (or so I’m told), it had its difficult moments. But holding it in my hands for the first time, I was able to forget them, if ever so briefly. Then I glanced over at the shelves to my right, and saw the stacks of notebooks that contained the bulk of the reporting for the book … and had an idea for a photo: the Making of Junkyard Planet in three steps – notes, first draft, the book.


Junkyard Planet will be available November 12 in North America and January 16, 2014 everywhere else.

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