"we make our own gravity, to give weight to things
but then they fall and they break, and gravity sings"
Just watched Wonder Boy’s speech. Hmph. “Callused [sic] hands?” When did he ever have callused hands?
I don't know, John. When did you?
Before turning to writing full-time, he worked on Wall Street as a computer programmer. As a novelist, Derbyshire's 1996 book, Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream, was a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year". His more recent Prime Obsession was awarded the Mathematical Association of America's inaugural Euler Book Prize.
Hm. I guess...never!
And his disturbingly strong resemblance to a young John Cleese is really not helping me cut him slack....