Unbelievable History

I got to preview Unbelievable History and was even asked to do a blurb for the cover.

I should note that I was the co-founder of Skepticon.  Lauren Lane and all her badassery was there every step of the way with me.

This blurb was not in the least bit an exaggeration.  I finished the book about an hour before bed and, rather than check my email or write, I began re-reading the book.  It is a positively hilarious read.

The plot?

A team of historians assisted by a time traveler assemble an epic revisionist history of the world.

It is a clever exploration of a lot of religious revisionist history.  As one reviewer on Amazon said, it’s like Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure for smart people.  :P  The writing is hilarious, but it never loses its edge.  One of the issues I have with a lot of atheist literature is that it’s very straightforward.  Most books simply present the information and arguments and leave it at that.  For some people (like myself most of the time), this is a-ok, but if we want to reach out to everybody then the lack a variety of approach in our literature is worrisome.  More atheist authors need to explore innovative ways to engage the reader.  UH accomplishes this with no shortage of charm.  I very much recommend this book.

  • http://carlsagansdanceparty.wordpress.com Steven Olsen

    |-) happy Geordi is happy.

  • Aliasalpha

    No Kindle edition? I hate it when that happens

    • http://carlsagansdanceparty.wordpress.com Steven Olsen

      I’m working on one, though it may be tricky. It’s a fairly image-heavy book.

      • Aliasalpha

        Aah yes I can see the problem then, I have kindle textbooks that are almost unuseable because of the images

  • http://www.facebook.com/HeatherLynn117 heatherlynn

    Will add this to my list. I was telling my BF that I’m due for another massive book purchase from Amazon. I also really liked Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure…I’m not sure what this says about my taste, but time traveling is fun!


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