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 30 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…
Brian will be giving a talk on Extra Sensory on Monday 23 April at 6.30pm in the Central Library, Swindon as part of World Book Night. This is a joint event with a talk by young adult fiction author Vic James on her novel Gilded Cage. There will be some free books available on a first come, first served basis.
We’d all love to have ‘psi’ abilities like telepathy, telekinesis, and remote viewing. But is there any solid evidence to back up these talents, or are they nothing more than fantasy? Tickets £6 from the library - 01793 466454 - see website for more details.
Brian's new entry in the Hot Science series Gravitational Waves is now available! Gives a fascinating introduction to this remarkable phenomenon and how gravitational waves are transforming astronomy.
New paperback version of The Reality Frame now available.
Hear Brian discuss quantum entanglement on Radio 4's Today programme.Read more