Greg left a comment:
You know, Carl, if you don't have one of these yet, you might consider picking one up to accompany you on your (hoped for) book tour.
Greg, I always try to find a plush toy related to my latest book. I think it's part of the late-stage madness that sets in during the third round of manuscript corrections. And E and me will be making the rounds in May to talk about Microcosm. So far, it looks like we're heading to New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. In the next couple weeks I'll have an official book tour schedule to post. FYI, E. coli does not in fact have two glassy eyes. Its sensory system is far more sophisticated.