My preference for a good story is something totally unusual and not run of the mill stuff. Give me something I haven't heard before.
Finally something fun about physics. What a treat to hear someone with a positive outlook about science fiction inventions and the future of everything science.
I just can't bring myself to give 5 stars to a non-fiction title that is read by someone other than the other; exception Steven Hawking. Kaku is on TV all the time so it's not shyness or speaking ability that prevents him from putting in the time (and I'm sure it's a lot) to lend his voice to his works. The book is interesting and it teaches you real physics by showing you unreal physics. Very interesting all though I think not seeing some charts or pictures probably is a drawback in this case.
Retired Political Science professor from a community college. Especially like Legal Thrillers.
This book isn't for everyone, but is well worth the effort for those who find the challenges of Theoretical Physics interesting. The book provides a good summary of the topic, with an avenue for the hope of future inquiry. This is my second book by this author and I find his presentations clearly explained.
Sure it was. I enjoyed the book, and got a few ideas about subjects I'd like to probe into at a deeper level.
I would have appreciated some more technical information, as in Kaku's other books.
A sense of irony and humour.
Yes it was.
Christian, Texan, electrician, lover of reading-I lean towards Sci-fi/fantasy but enjoy the classics, history, and science titles also.
This book ranks on a shelf by itself. I enjoyed the way Dr. Kaku explains difficult subjects in an everyday understandable fashion.
This question doesn't really apply so I will just say. I really enjoyed the way the author explained common science fiction topics such as artificial intelligence and time travel from a point of view that accepts their possible eventuality.
I liked the section describing nano technology.
This book doesn't work like that but I did get a real sense of hope for an interesting future for man kind.
I've seen Dr. Kaku many times on T.V. And know his voice well. The narrator often inflected his speech identical to that of the author. I just found that to be a curiosity.
I'm not sure if you could change anything about this book. It's pretty much one person's opinion on what the future will look like. Yes I looked up a few referenced items but not being much of a Star Trek viewer or Star Wars fan I was just listening for more of a physics type reference. It was ok, just a lot of "in the future, this could look like this.."
He was ok, not sure if changing it would have helped. Maybe have Bill Nye read?
In the bathroom
If you love the physics docs & stephen hawking style shows on discovery, this is your book. So much more info than the tv shows.. Well written
Dr. Kaku is wonderful because he has a way of explaining *very* complex things in a way that the layman can understand. His exploration of "impossible" feats from science fiction is awesome for any sci-fi fan, and it really helps explain why certain things will or will not work. It's not a math book, which is great for those who are not mathematicians or engineers/scientists. Very enjoyable, providing you're interested in such things (which is a fair guess if one is considering this book.)
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
nice intertaining book about way out theries in Physics. I have no complaints. I just wonder if we will ever get back to the moon let alone travel through a black hole. I do love reading these books and musing with the arthur. Not for everybody for sure. I recommend as a non scientist.
Thought-Provoking, Non-Pretentious. Razor-Sharp.
The author has the rare ability to structure both the subject matter and his observations with unflagging clarity and wit, yet without a hint of dumbing down. Even when the discussion simply must swing out into the highly technical/theoretical, he makes the passage engaging and wonderfully thought-provoking. It's like grabbing a long cup of coffee with the best professor you've ever had.
Yes, but that would be impossible given the enormity of the book's scope. Kaku's observations inspire the listener to delve deeper into their own thoughts before resuming the narrative journey.
The narrator is absolutely first-rate, with excellent pacing, pitch and connection. What a great paring, Kaku and Chin.