Reviews

  • An unabashed nerd-out of a book, zinging from outer space to DNA, hardly pausing for breath ... The gleeful geeking out makes for a great read - I couldn't help chuckling or outright cracking up a number of times - while surreptitiously teaching some really important science. It's a winning combination. The sheer breadth of topics covered is also amazing: Probably no other book in history has seriously described the science behind both tentacle construction robots and the human nasal cycle

    Science, Colin McCormick
  • Space elevators, gold asteroids, and fusion-powered toasters - who knew science could be so much fun? And who knew fun could be so scientific? Soonish is hilarious, provocative, and shamelessly informative

    Tim Harford, author of 'Messy' and 'The Undercover Economist'
  • Playful, yet deep

    Dr. George Church, Harvard University
  • I love this book so much I 3D printed myself a second heart so I could love it more

    Dr. Phil Plait, astronomer, author, writer of the Bad Astronomy Blog
  • Kelly and Zach promised me a crystal ball, but what I got is both more insightful and far more entertaining than staring into a dumb glass orb. Soonish will make you laugh and - without you even realizing it - give you insight into the most ambitious technological feats of our time. You should read this book, sooner than soonish

    Alexis Ohanian, Cofounder of Reddit
  • Basically, I think this book is a masterpiece, and something I wish I'd written myself

    Scott Aaronson, David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin and author of 'Quantum Computing Since Democritus'
  • Compelling, accessible, and wryly funny ... Popular-science writing has rarely been so whip-smart, captivating, or hilarious (albeit occasionally terrifying)

    Sarah Hunter, Booklist
  • A fascinating look at the most provocative and promising research going on today and how it could alter the way we work and live

    Publishers Weekly