Review of The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet
This is an intriguing book to rate. It’s rather more a collection of thoughts and an edited set of people’s voices around a specific event – the decision by the curator (Tyson) to not include Pluto in the permanent exhibit at the Hayden Planetarium when it opened in 2001. The decision evoked public outcry and this tale relates both the curator’s intent as well as the various stakeholders and parties responses to this decision. It’s a good read, although the inclusion of various emails, messages and other reactions/responses tends to get a little tiresome as they detract from an overall narrative.