Dartmouth physics professor Marcelo Gleiser “puts his eclectic resume to good use in this exploration of how religious and scientific views of life and death come together in the skies,” writes Kirkus Reviews of Gleiser’s forthcoming book, THE PROPHET AND THE ASTRONOMER: A Scientific Journey to the End of Time, out in May. Gleiser continues where he left off with his previous book, The Dancing Universe: From Creation Myths to the Big Bang (1997), which attempted “to bridge the gap between the spiritual and the scientific by focusing on how men and women of religion and of the laboratory have explained the origins of the universe to themselves and others,” and focuses on stellar phenomena that may have effected the origins of religion.

Expect a forthcoming TDR review.