Books by Simon Ings

STALIN AND THE SCIENTISTS by Simon Ings
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"A provocative and increasingly chilling work that shows how scientists in the nascent Soviet Union were sacrificed to the Soviet dream of building the ideal state."
Picking through a minefield of Soviet utopia and paranoia. Read full book review >
WOLVES by Simon Ings
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 2015

"A novel that's easy to admire but almost reptilian in its lack of warmth."
A new novel that probes the relationship between perception and reality. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"A keen, colorful contribution to popular science."
Science writer and novelist Ings (The Weight of Numbers, 2006, etc.) compresses an encyclopedia's worth of information about the evolution, makeup and function of the eye into an energetic, accessible volume. Read full book review >
THE WEIGHT OF NUMBERS by Simon Ings
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Reading the book is like flipping through 500 channels without stopping—lots of color and glimpses of interesting moments, but little coheres. "
Three continents, 60 years and what feels like countless characters define this dense novel about politics, science and morals. Read full book review >