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Brain Spice

Build Your Own Time Machine


A highly complex topic with universal appeal, brought to life in an accessible way

In Build Your Own Time Machine, acclaimed science writer Brian Clegg takes inspiration from his childhood favourites, Doctor Who and H.G. Wells, to explain the nature of time. He explores the amazing possibilities of quantum entanglement, superluminal speeds, neutron star cylinders and wormholes in space. How did the theories of one man change the way time is perceived? Why wouldn't H.G. Wells's time machine have worked? And what would we need to do to make a real one?

'Clegg's enjoyable exposition of how human time travel might be possible. give[s] some unusually lucid scientific explanations' The Guardian

'Clegg proves himself to be a lucid guide to the often complex science of time travel. His ambitious book covers more or less the whole of twentieth-century physics from relativity to string theory' The Times Literary Supplement