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 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.

Alain de Botton (Mail on Sunday)

Science books

With over 30 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.


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.


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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Christmas Capels

Two of Brian's Stephen Capel murder mysteries take place around Christmas. If you enjoy a Christmas murder, take a look at A Timely Confession and An End to Innocence.

Graphene Revolution 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.
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New fantasy novel: Oberland

When Jo Fuller takes a summer job on a campsite in the Swiss alpine valley of Lauterbrunnen, she does not expect her whole understanding of the world to be turned upside down. A camper dies in suspicious circumstances. With three broken individuals - Bob, Paula and Werner - Jo discovers a strange alternative world at the top of the Schilthorn mountain.
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Upgrade Me reissued

Brian's book on our journey to human 2.0 has been reissued in paperback and on Kindle.
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Brian's book CRACKING QUANTUM PHYSICS is a beautiful, highly illustrated beginner's guide to the quantum world. Find the whole thing mysterious? This could be the book for you.

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Hear Brian discuss quantum entanglement on Radio 4's Today programme.

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