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 The Graphene Revolution on Saturday 27 October at 10.30am at One Church, Gloucester Road, Brighton as part of Brighton Science Festival's Big Science Saturday.
In 2003, Russian physicists André Geim and Konstantin Novoselov found a way to produce graphene – the thinnest, strongest, best conducting substance in the world – by using sticky tape to separate an atom-thick layer from a block of graphite. And that was just the start Tickets £10 (including a whole day of talks and events) from the website.
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.
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.
Brian's book on our journey to human 2.0 has been reissued in paperback and on Kindle.
Hear Brian discuss quantum entanglement on Radio 4's Today programme.Read more