Science Museum shelf-talkers

Alongside publication by the Science Museum of my novel Shackleton’s Man Goes South, I’ve worked with the Science Museum shop to do an ‘author recommends’-style promotion of some other titles that are either climate change related, or connect in some other way with my own novel.

Here are the titles that I’m recommending:

  • John Berger, Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival and Resistance (Verso)
  • Jeremy Hardin, Border Vigils: Keeping Migrants Out of the Rich World (Verso)
  • Robert Henson, The Rough Guide to Climate Change (Rough Guides)
  • Peter Linebaugh and Marcus Rediker, The Many-headed Hydra: The Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic (Verso)
  • James Lovelock, The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning (Penguin)
  • James Marriott and Mika Minio-Paluello, The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London (Verso)
  • Michael Moorcock, London Peculiar: And Other Nonfiction (Green Print/PM Press)
  • Gregory Norminton (Editor), Beacons: Stories for our not so distant future (Oneworld)
  • Georges Perec, W or the Memory of Childhood (Vintage Classics)

And one DVD:

  • Frank Hurley (Director), South: Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Glorious Epic of the Antarctic (BFI)

The Museum have produced a series of bellybands and ‘shelf-talkers’ printed with my short reviews of each title. There has been a good response to the promotion, and the bellybands in particular, so the Museum Shop are now thinking of using this promotional device more often. Here are a few of my ‘shelf-talkers’.

The Oil RoadMany-headed HydraLondon Peculiar