Perhaps best seen as the synthesis of Dawkins' twin obsessions with evolution and atheism, the book is a family friendly jaunt through how science can be just as much fun as any story involving the ol' magic sky fairy. His appearances, we imagine, will be slightly less family friendly, and will instead be filled with incandescent rhetoric and the latest remarkable, or perhaps magical moments in scientific empiricism.
Richard Dawkins tour dates:
Sydney: Monday April 16 at the Sydney Opera House. Time: 7.30pm. Tickets: from $35, sold out.
The Magic of Reality is currently available now at independent and major booksellers.