In his first book for children--a "New York Times" bestseller--the world's preeminent theoretical physicist teams with his daughter for a tale of a boy who befriends a computer that helps him to travel to other planets and a black hole. Includes four 8-page full-color inserts of scientific photos. Illustrations.
From the author of the phenomenal bestseller, A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME. A collaboration with his daughter on his first ever children's book.
"It is like a Dr Who adventure, inspiring curiosity and amazement. It makes a case for the relevance and fascination of physics, and for the importance of scientists and eco-warriors working together to save the planet. With a happy circularity, the plot depends on a recent discovery: Hawking Radiation, the leaking of particles out of black holes until they destroy themselves" The Sunday Times "Gripping, informative and funny" The Bookseller "A true beginner's guide to A Brief History of Time" Publishers Weekly "A delightful book for young readers" Independent "George's Secret Key to the Universe is a novel that anyone who devoured Captain Underpants a year or two ago will appreciate" LA Times
STEPHEN HAWKING is the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge and is widely regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein. His adult book A Brief History of Time has been a publishing sensation. LUCY HAWKING is the author of two adult novels, has written for the Daily Mail, the Telegraph, The Times and the Evening Standard and has been a guest presenter and regular contributor on radio.