on 23 October 1998
There are far too many 'popular' science books around; many have to make large concessions to their readerships in order to be palatable. If you have been anywhere near Gilles Deleuze or Paul Virilio then an alternative is available, and this book seems to fit in rather well into this neo-tradition. It is fun to read, academic but sprinkled with lively accounts and some eye-popping bits of information that will make you think "why aren't we told these things?" but not written in an unbearably chirpy style. I will be making references to it in my academic work for sure.