That sounds like a great read!
I'm really in the mood for something a little more down to earth
(hyuk hyuk), but I think this would be interesting. I would participate in the discussion of this book, for sure.
The books value as educational shock entertainment would be its biggest draw. I can't see the discussions getting too deep because the information is scientific, probably over most of our head's, and probably won't tug at anyone emotionally enough to want to discuss what was read. People would probably just absorb it and comment, "Wow, I didn't know."
Non fiction books that stir our emotions should probably be read more often than not on a forum like this. This is a perfect outlet for people to truly say what they feel because they have some anonymity. I think, on average, people are more apt to be less politically correct and more honest. They are less likely to abide group-think and would question every posting rather than settle because of a person's title, religion, race, or special interests.
A book like this would be wasting the forum's ability to do this. It would probably be very entertaining but it would probably fair worse than Your Inner Fish did. At least that book was going against the grain of religion.
I think we need to find the books that cater to the virtues of this forum. We need to find something controversial - something we can discuss with fervor, anger, excitement, and vigor. A book that we probably wouldn't discuss with our next door neighbor.
I'm not saying the books I've suggested fit this mold. They're only what I would like to read.
If there aren't any suggestions along these lines, or if they're not interesting enough for me to read and vote for, I will be voting for the space book.