• This unique and beautifully written masterpiece transforms the deepest mysteries of our universe into a captivating and accessible quest for personal enlightenment

    Max Tegmark, author of Life 3.0
  • A gem of a book

    Carlo Rovelli, author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
  • A delight for readers raised on Gödel, Escher, Bach and The Dancing Wu Li Masters

  • This is calisthenics for the mind - it will stretch your imagination almost to the breaking point, and your understanding of reality will come away more healthy and flexible than before

    Sean Carroll, author of The Big Picture
  • A truly creative exploration of physics and its profound insights into the Universe

    Adam Frank, author of Light of the Stars
  • The paradoxes of Zen Buddhism could help us grasp fundamental physics. . . What Aguirre does remarkably well is to find a way of threading many of the most interesting questions in theoretical physics onto a single narrative chain. . . At its heart the book offers a compelling answer to the question of how to talk about the un-talk-about-able

    Gilead Amit, The New Scientist