A recent article in The Guardian reveals Cormac McCarthy’s “parallel career” as a scientific copy editor. After detailing McCarthy’s involvement with several books and authors and revealing McCarthy’s disdain for exclamation points and semicolons, there’s this:
“Cormac is scary,” said physicist Luis Bettencourt. “He just asks really good questions.” Neuroscientist Chris Wood said the author’s knowledge of physics and maths exceeds that of many professionals in the field.
The article makes mention of McCarthy’s edits for the new paperback edition of Lawrence Krauss’s Quantum Man, due out next month.