What if a large asteroid were on its way in?

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Dec 2, 2008
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Artist drawing of an asteroid entering Earth’s atmosphere
The California Literary Review asked me to answer some questions pertaining to Chapter 1 of my book, Death from the Skies!, where I talk about asteroid impacts. They've posted my replies on their site.

This is such a broad and interesting topic, and it's really hard to boil down the important stuff to just a few dozen words. I tend to be a bit, um, wordy, so sometimes I have a hard time saying my name in a few dozen words, but I hope that the Q&A gives you a sense of what's going on.