News and Events
10 April 2023
The Optimism Café “John Hands Optimistic for The Future of Humankind”
Discussion with founder Victor Perton and board members of The Centre for Optimism.
For video and text, see https://www.centreforoptimism.com/blog/johnhands
28 February 2023
“Optimism or Extinction? What’s the future of humanity?”
Discussion with Perry Marshall, author of Evolution 2.0, hosted by Justin Brierley
20 February 2023
Launch of THE FUTURE OF HUMANKIND Why We Should Be Optimistic at the Stoke Newington Bookshop.
9 July 2022
The Korean edition of COSMOSAPIENS has now been published. See https://tinyurl.com/4d3hbntu
I have 4 spare copies and so if anyone would like a copy please contact me.
5 March 2022
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine
Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine fills me with horror and sadness. On two occasions, before and after the end of the Soviet Union, I spent time staying in most regions of Ukraine to research Perestroika Christi and Darkness at Dawn (the latter about a Russian attempt to take back control of the independent Ukraine). Ukrainians are a lovely people who provided so much help in my research. Putin should be indicted for war crimes.
19 December 2019
Romanian translation of COSMOSAPIENS
Humanitas launch their translation of COSMOSAPIENS at their main bookshop in Bucharest, Libraria de la Cismigiu. Cristian Tudor Popescu, Alexandru Babe, Doru Castaian, and Vlad Zogra participate in the event.
See here for further details and their new book cover.
24 September 2018
COSMOSAPIENS German paperback edition
Random House Germany today publish their paperback edition of COSMOSAPIENS with a new cover under their Pantheon imprint. See here for further details and the new cover.
18 February 2018
Some reviews from German edition
“John Hands is a knowledgeable outsider driven by a love of pure science… Cosmosapiens is studded with important thoughts and interesting details.” Michael Lange, Deutschlandfunk Kultur
“A grandiose work about natural and scientific history. The Englishman, whose work has won many awards, hardly misses anything.” Alex Dengler, Denglers Buchkritic
“Innovative, informative and exciting to read!” Kultbote
“Provides a great overview over human evolution.” Kieler Nachrichten
“The answer to the question ‘What are we?’ for Hands, is that we alone are the unfinished, reflective product of an accelerating cosmic process characterized by collaboration, increasing complexity and convergence, and that our future evolution lies in our hands.” Wolfgang Taus, Wiener Zeitung
3 December 2017
Romanian rights in COSMOSAPIENS
Bought by Humanitas, one of the leading publishers in Romania, to add to US, Spanish, German, Chinese, and Korean rights.
6 November 2017
Chinese edition of COSMOSAPIENS
Published today in both hardback and paperback. See here for further details and image of book.
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