Too many people find science dull and uninspiring. It shouldn't be. It's about how everything works. Us, our world, our universe. It's life and death stuff. And great science writing brings to life the people involved and the remarkable stories of their discoveries.
Brian Clegg is an award-winning British science writer and public speaker who has written over 20 popular science books and a growing range of novels - if you aren’t sure where to start, take a look at the Science Books list and flip through what’s on offer.
He still manages to surprise me with something new on every page.
Sometimes you need something completely different to read. Brian's Stephen Capel series of murder mysteries bring the traditional murder mystery into the twenty-first century and provide an entertaining antidote to Scandi Noir. If you prefer you murders more interactive, he has also produced a book of twelve mystery events, Organizing a Murder, providing everything you need to run an event for adults or children.
If science fiction is more your thing, check out Brian's YA novel Xenostorm: Rising, exploring the impact of an intelligent cloud of nanobots on the future of human life.
Brian is available to give talks at science and literary festivals, schools, libraries and corporate events. Find details of talks available, plus his currently scheduled public events.
See what happened when Brian introduced Robert Peston, then the BBC’s business editor, to quantum physics…
14 November 2017 - 6.30pm - Brendon Books, Taunton - The Reality Frame - By building a universe from scratch, we see the importance of relativity and frames of reference. From the essentials of space, stuff and time through life and human creativity, this exploration of relativity establishes humanity's place in the universe. Part of the Taunton Literary Festival: tickets £7.50 from the website.
18 November 2017 - 11.30am - Quarterhouse, Folkestone - Big Data - As part of Folkestone Literature Festival, Brian will be discussing his new book, Big Data. In this engaging talk, Brian Clegg looks at how Netflix used big data to turn TV production on its head, why big data encourages airlines to overbook and how it enables unnervingly personal adverts to appear on our computers. Big data is here to stay - so we all need to understand it better. Tickets £7 plus details from the website.
Hear Brian discuss quantum entanglement on Radio 4's Today programme.Read more