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Erika Engelhaupt
Erika Engelhaupt
Science journalist and author of Gory Details and Go to Hell
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Hello there!

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I’m currently working on my next book, which will be about real-world human superpowers. So if you have a story to share about someone with an amazing ability, I’d love to chat. I’m also always up to talk about any of the subject in Gory Details or Go to Hell, or about careers in science writing.

Why I'm excited to talk with readers

It makes my day when a reader tells me that something I wrote really hit home for them or made them think in a new way. I always want to hear what readers are most interested in.



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Gory Details

Adventures from the Dark Side of Science

No subject is off-limits for acclaimed science reporter Erika Engelhaupt, who boldly investigates the gross, the strange, the taboo, and the morbid, as well as the absurd realities of our bodies and our universe. From the world's most murderous mammals to the research biologist who stung himself with every conceivable insect, from the mites who live in our faces to the most sordid sex in the animal kingdom, here are oft-ignored but surprisingly alluring facets of biology, nature, psychology, and more.

Featuring top-notch reporting, interviews with leading scientists, and a large dose of humor, this entertaining book answers all the questions you were afraid to ask - and reveals real-world applications of science in all their glory.

"A delightful collection of stories tht will turn you into either the best or worst of dinner guests."

Ed Yong, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of I Contain Multitudes

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