I haven’t been able to confirm Lubos Motl’s claims that the Perimeter Institute offered him a job, but yesterday they announced that Lenny Susskind has accepted an offer to join them as an associate member. According to the announcement, this means that “he will spend focused time at PI each year to conduct research activities.”
At the Frankfurt book fair, Backreaction’s Stefan Scherer took a picture of one of the displays, that featured a large poster advertising Susskind’s forthcoming book The Black Hole War, which carries the subtitle “My battle with Stephen Hawking to make the world safe for quantum mechanics”.
Update: Marcus at Physicsforums points to this interview with Susskind about his forthcoming book:
For two decades an intellectual war took place between Stephen Hawking, on the one side, and myself and Gerard ‘t Hooft on the other. The book is about the scientific revolution that the controversy spawned, but also about the colorful personalities and the passions that gave the story its drama. The story starts in Werner Ehrhardt’s Mansion in San Francisco, and eventually passes through all seven continents, including Antarctica.