Star is the eagerly-awaited second book by award-winning
author Geoffrey Notkin, and star of the popular
television adventure series, Meteorite Men.
In this remarkable personal memoir, a science writer and television
host with a rock ’n’ roll heart describes his exciting,
and sometimes astonishing, quest for meaning and understanding
in an unexplainable universe.
From the smoking volcanoes of Iceland to the sunblasted wasteland
of Chile’s Atacama Desert, and the Australian Outback
to the Siberian Arctic, Geoffrey Notkin recounts a forty-year
odyssey of adventure that takes him to some of the world’s
strangest and wildest places—where music and meteorites
are often the only sign posts.
Rock Star, chronicles Geoff's incredible
adventures across four continents in search of rare and valuable
space rocks, his career as a professional rock 'n' roll musician,
and his childhood in a Dickensian British public school. It
is populated by a cast of fascinating, larger-than-life characters,
and relates hilarious behind-the-scenes stories about the making
of Geoff's numerous TV shows. A unique, unforgettable, and beautifully-told
story of adventure, passion, determination, danger, frustration,
and ultimate triumph.
6 x 9 inches, perfect bound, 252 pages
Full color throughout with over 130 exclusive photographs
$30.00 + shipping
WITH AN ORIGINAL INTRODUCTION
BY NEIL GAIMAN
"Rock Star is a fantastic blend of adventure
story, meteorites, rock 'n' roll, and everything else that's
fun in life. Every meteorite collector, astronomy enthusiast,
and soul with a zest for life should own and treasure a copy!"
"Frankly, I have never been so impressed with a writer's
first bio, as I am with this book. I exhort all readers to grab
Rock Star and don't let go!"
"Rock Star Adventures of a Meteorite Man, the
latest book by Geoff Notkin, held a surprise on every page.
I expected a great book of stories. What I got was something
far more. Yes, meteorites are rare and precious, but I found
there is other treasure in the pages of Rock Star.
Geoff has shared his life story, and that was a wonderful gift."
“Geoffrey Notkin is a mild-mannered Englishman who, once
he dons his hunting gear, becomes an intrepid explorer for treasure.
His quarry is not of this planet, but fragments of other planets
that have landed on Earth. His searches take him to remote locations
all over the globe and his accounts are filled with adventure,
daring, and a shared sense of humanity. Why would a seemingly
normal person take up such a pursuit? Because the fragments
he finds tell us about the origins of our solar system and our
place in the universe.”
—Dr Joel L. Schiff, founding editor and publisher, Meteorite