My short book Explaining Our Weird Universe 1: cool stuff about time, black holes, and quantum magic has fielded two wonderful five-star reviews on Amazon in quick succession. How cool is that?
Because this blog is, you know, all about meeeeeee, I have to tell you about this. Here’s what a ‘Kindle Customer’ had to say:
In the six essays (and helpful glossary) that compose this book, Matthew Wright not only explains the basic mind-bendy properties of time, black holes, and other bits of extreme physics, but also gives understandable reasons for their existence. In simple language, and often with a dose of humor, he writes about what some of the complex theories of higher physics are and what they mean for the rest of us. As an added bonus, Wright explains how the word “quantum” has come to be equated in the modern mind with magic, and why a product that uses the word in its description is the modern equivalent of snake-oil. There is also a bibliography for further reading if these essays pique anyone’s desire to delve further into our weird universe.
I don’t know who ‘Kindle Customer’ is…but I’m grateful for such wonderful thoughts – if you’re reading this, thank you! And I’m also grateful to Chris Graham, whose magazine blog ‘The Story Reading Ape’ is a wonderful resource for writers, for his five-star review and endorsement. Very cool.
You can get your copy on Kindle, right now, for $2.99. If it sells well enough, there’s a high chance of a print edition, and (depending on sales) more in the series. I’m certainly keen to write them… I have a list. I mean, our universe is seriously weird, and you don’t imagine that can be described in just one short book, do you?
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