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Kip Thorne is the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus at Caltech, an executive producer for Interstellar, and the author of books including the bestselling Black Holes and Time Warps. He lives in Pasadena, California. Stephen W. Hawking is a theoretical physicist and cosmologist. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and in 2009 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.
"Black Holes & Time Warps reveals the scientific enterprise as very few books do; it richly overflows with history, modern physics, the excitement of discovery, and rare, firsthand scientific styles and temperaments." -- Alan Lightman "Superb. It is what many other books about their subject ought to have been and were not.... I think the book itself will be a strong force." -- Carl Sagan "Readers seeking to go beyond today's headlines will not find a higher authority (or a better storyteller) to discuss the cosmo's most bizarre features...Masterful and intriguing." -- Marcia Bartusiak - Washington Post "Among the best of [its] genre to appear in recent years." -- Malcolm W. Browne - New York Times Book Review "Deeply satisfying.... [An] engrossing blend of theory, history, and anecdote." -- Wall Street Journal