Reviews

  • Excellent, exactly how good science fiction should be: gripping story, beautifully told, while at the same time being scientifically well-informed.

    PROFESSOR RICHARD DAWKINS
  • Reminiscent of vintage Arthur C. Clarke . . . has a chilling, nail-biting authenticity.

    James Lovegrove, FINANCIAL TIMES
  • The Day After Tomorrow meets Neuromancer . . . When the planet's magnetic field fails, the naked sun threatens to deliver an extinction level event now – and every century – unless a high-tech near future humanity can save itself. Sunfall is sizzling stuff. And the best informed techno-thriller you are ever likely to read.

    STEPHEN BAXTER, author of the Xeelee sequence
  • With its well-crafted world-building, cutting-edge science, and believable, engaging characters caught in a desperate race to stave off the end of the world, this fast-paced near-future thriller is an impressive debut novel from one of our foremost science communicators. Brilliant!

    Professor IAN STEWART, co-author of The Science of Discworld series
  • A thrilling futuristic page-turner of a novel in which the future of science, and the technology that underpins it, is as gripping as the plot.

    Professor MARK MIODOWNIK, author of Stuff Matters
  • Packed with insights and action, Sunfall is a pacy and enlightening antidote to the usual dystopian drone about the unexpected consequences of technology, or when perverted science spins out of control. Jim Al-Khalili’s debut page-turner describes how, when our local star threatens Armageddon, science really can save the day.

    Professor ROGER HIGHFIELD, science writer and director of The Science Museum
  • A wonderfully assured fusion of science fact and science fiction that takes the reader on a frightening narrative rollercoaster right up to the last page, exploring what physics might have in store for the future of the Earth. Featuring a wonderful cast of characters, Al-Khalili's novel shows why it’s experts like him who humanity will need if we hope to survive. Brilliant. Al-Khalili is the Carl Sagan of our generation.’

    Professor MARCUS DU SAUTOY, author of The Creativity Code

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