Rick Edwards is a writer and television presenter. He is the host of BBC 1's quiz !mpossible. Rick has a Natural Sciences degree from Cambridge but only dimly recalls it. Dr Michael Brooks is an author, journalist, and consultant for New Scientist. His biggest accomplishment to date is not the PhD in Quantum Physics - it's writing Rick's favourite popular science book, 13 Things That Don't Make Sense. Together they were the authors of Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies.
Deeply funny, academically accomplished, and unfalteringly engaging. Entertaining as it may be, it's difficult to escape the fact that Edwards and Brooks have just made the world of popular science much harder work for the rest of us. * Ben Miller - comedian and author of It's Not Rocket Science on Science(ish) * Explores everything from the ins and outs of black holes (Interstellar) to artificial intelligence (Ex Machina)... Edwards and Brooks don't take themselves too seriously and their cartoon heads pop up throughout deconstructing the films wittily while explaining the underlying science simply. * Sunday Times on Science(ish) * Fascinating and hilarious. * Richard Osman, co-host of Pointless on Science(ish) * If you are a geek, a film buff, curious or simply want to know whether you still get BO in space, this is the book you have got to have. * Kate Humble on Science(ish) * Fun, scary answers to the sci in sci-fi movies. * The New Scientist on Science(ish) * Bright, nerdy and funny! Of course I loved it. * Dara O Briain on Science(ish) *