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…
From carvings and scrolls to glossy bound tomes, this book beautifully illustrates the evolution of scientific communication to the world.
Brian's book Conundrum is a fun, fiendish mind-expander, combining puzzles, ciphers, lateral thinking and general knowledge. There are 200 challenges in all in 20 different categories - and the whole thing builds to combined solution. Makes a great gift and an ideal holiday puzzle book.
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.
Hear Brian discuss quantum entanglement on Radio 4's Today programme.Read more