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LIVE CHAT with Professor Neil Shubin!

The exact date for the life chat will soon be set and announced. Neil leaves for the Arctic on the 27th of June so Thursday the 26th is out of the question. He requested an earlier date.

What would work for you guys? I am considering asking him to do:

Monday, June 23rd at 8:00 or 9:00 eastern

How many of you would like this date and time? I'd appreciate your flexibility on this as Neil has to prepare for the trip and we don't have a lot of other dates available.

And I sure would appreciate if MANY of you would post in this thread.

How many of you would like to attend this chat? If I don't see at least a dozen replies this chat won't be happening. You don't need to have completed the book to at least log in and be a spectator. And those of you that voted for this book and/or participated in the actual discussion...PLEASE make every effort to attend.

Live author chats are a special privilege, but they cannot happen if we don't have a decent turn out for them. We really could use a lot of members to schedule this chat into their lives and make every effort to attend.

I'll be doing a drawing and giving away at last 3 free books to 3 of the members that attend this live chat. And those that ask some good questions will win free books too.

So will you be attending?



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Thanks Chris, I have been looking forward to this. 8pm Monday 23 June Eastern USA = 10am Tuesday 24 June Eastern Australia



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This date and time are not set in stone yet. I'll keep you posted. Thank you for replying.



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I just emailed Neil Shubin asking him if that date and time would work. I also asked him if he needed a stowaway on this Arctic adventure. 8)



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The day and time is fine with me. Barring unforeseen circumstances, I will surely be present for the chat :)

I read Your Inner Fish last week, just because I saw the message at the side of this website saying that Prof. Neil Shubin would be doing a live chat. I haven't been in a live chat with any author before, so I thought that would a good enough incentive to read this book. The book turned out to be a good read anyway.



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I'm in for sure. Shubester better wear breathable cotton because I'm turning up the heat with my guerrilla interview skills. :laugh:



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June 23rd at 8PM would be good for me. I could be there a little later that evening also, but no earlier.

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I haven't read the book but I will make my best to attend although this may clash with my part time job.



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Sounds good to me! I'll be free at that time.



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pathofreason, this was your first and only post on BookTalk. Can you make an Intro post for us in the Introduction forum? Tell us about yourself and then maybe get involved in the "Your Inner Fish" book discussion forum.



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I just remembered I'm going to be in Costa Rica. I won't be able to attend the live chat with Dr. Shubin. Man, that sucks.

I'll drink an extra beer for my homie, Shubester.

I hope you guys write down the good questions and answers for me or get a transcript or something. I'd appreciate that if it's possible.

thanks !



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The entire transcript will be recorded so you can read it later. If you have some questions you would like us to ask Neil please post them here. I'll see that they get asked. :smile:



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I think we're going to change this to an email interview instead of a live chat. There simply aren't enough people involved in the discussion that will actually attend a live chat session. I can't ask Professor Shubin to take time out of his busy life for a live chat when he is preparing for a long trip to the Arctic a few days later. If we had dozens of people anxiously awaiting a live chat then maybe....

I'll create a thread for questions to be presented to Professor Shubin.



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