“Invisibility” reviewed by The New York Times!

Just wanted to post a quick note that my book on Invisibility now has a New York Times book review!

It seems… not bad? 🙂 A short sample of the review:

Gbur, a professor of physics and optical science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, begins his history with what, for readers unversed in the academic literature of invisibility, will be a startling revelation: “The first scientific papers describing the physics of invisibility cloaks were published in 2006, and they were widely and correctly regarded as revolutionary for physics.” Gbur ends his book with what, for readers of the intervening pages, will be another startling revelation: “Don’t expect invisibility cloaks anytime soon.” It is possible, he adds, that the manifold challenges involved “will never be fully overcome.” In between these equivocating if not entirely contradictory assertions lies a dutiful scientific history, peppered with brief, utilitarian discussions of the fiction of invisibility.

Hopefully this will draw a lot of attention to the book and get me some more readers! The review is sadly behind the NYT paywall, but if you get a chance to read the review, please let me know what you think!

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2 Responses to “Invisibility” reviewed by The New York Times!

  1. Bradley Steffens says:

    Excellent news! An author myself, I would love to know what it does for sales.

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