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…
A discussion of James Clerk Maxwell, inspired by Brian's book Professor Maxwell's Duplicitous Demon on Tuesday 4 June 2019 at 4.30pm at the Helix Theatre, Cheltenham as part of the Cheltenham Science festival.
Brian and physicist Susan Cartwright talk about the life, work and legacy of the extraordinary Victorian physicist.
Tickets are £7 plus booking fee and available to book from 24 April (Members 17 April) from the Festival Website.
The latest addition to the Stephen Capel novels - A Fall from Grace - is now available. When a body is discovered in Bath Abbey, fallen through the great East window, Stephen Capel and Vicky Denning are drawn into a strange treasure hunt that has deadly consequences.
Brian's fascinating book on the life and science of James Clerk Maxwell - aided and abetted by Maxwell's duplicitous demon - is now available.
Brian's new entry in the Hot Science series The Graphene Revolution is now on sale. Find out why graphene is a substance that will change the world.
Hear Brian discuss quantum entanglement on Radio 4's Today programme.Read more