Science author

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.

Alain de Botton (Mail on Sunday)

Science books

With over 20 popular science books in print, Brian focuses primarily on physics and mathematics, but a number of broad titles help introduce the fun of science to the wider public. These include Inflight Science and The Universe Inside You, plus his popular science quiz books How Many Moons Does the Earth Have? and What Colour is the Sun?

Two of Brian's books have been longlisted for the Royal Society Prize for science books - A Brief History of Infinity and Dice World - whilst his analysis of green issues, Ecologic, which led to him being described as a 'green heretic' won the IVCA Clarion Award.

Whatever your experience of science, there's something to fascinate.

Fiction

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.

Other non-fiction

Brian has written widely on creativity and innovation - this section includes his most effective titles to help with your creativity, plus a guide to getting a non-fiction book published.

Talks

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…

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How Many Moons does the Earth have? is Brian's first fun science quiz with 100 questions and puzzles to get your teeth into. A great stocking filler.

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A Spotless Rose is the third of Brian's murder mysteries featuring Stephen Capel. In the sophisticated seaside locale of Brighton a killer is following a deadly pattern.

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The Quantum Age gives a painless introduction to quantum physics and shows how technology based on this weirdest aspect of science is transforming our world.

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Explore frames of reference and relativity in The Reality Frame, as we build a universe from scratch in Brian's most far-reaching and mind-blowing book yet.

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The fourth of Brian's Stephen Capel mysteries, A Twisted Harmony is now on sale.

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4 May 2017 - 6.30pm - Swindon - The Reality Frame - As part of Swindon Festival of Literature, Brian will be discussing his new book, 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. Details and booking from the website - tickets £8 or £13 in a double bill with Marcus du Sautoy.

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Now available in the UK too! Are Numbers Real? explores the relationship between mathematics and the real world.

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Snap up What Colour is the Sun, Brian's latest science quiz book - the perfect gift.

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Brian’s Science for Life separating scientific fact from media hype on hundreds of topics is now in paperback.

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Ten Billion Tomorrows explores the relationship between science and science fiction.

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