Books by Roger Penrose

NON-FICTION
Released: May 9, 2011

"A controversial but intriguing theory that will challenge readers but is well worth the effort."
Award-winning physicist Penrose (The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe, 2006, etc.) challenges current theoretical models of the Big Bang. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2000

"Not particularly gripping as fiction, but engrossing and provocative nonetheless."
British F&SF grandmaster Aldiss (Common Clay, 1996, etc.) teams up with distinguished physicist-mathematician Penrose to offer a polemic, presented from a wealth of viewpoints, whose binding principle is that Mars should be left pristine, a refuge for science and contemplation, rather than systematically exploited. Read full book review >
THE LARGE, THE SMALL AND THE HUMAN MIND by Roger Penrose
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Penrose pushes the available analytical tools to the limit, and the result is far from light reading, but those willing to think hard about fundamental questions of mind and matter will find this discussion provocative and rewarding."
Lectures by a renowned mathematician and physicist on the connections of relativity and quantum theory (the science of the very large and the very small), with an eye to understanding the nature of the mind. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"A challenging examination of a central problem of modern philosophy, with no final answers but plenty of food for thought. (76 line drawings) (First printing of 50,000; $50,000 ad/promo)"
A leading critic of artificial intelligence research returns to the attack, attempting to lay the groundwork for an analysis of the true nature of intelligence. Read full book review >