Books by Simon LeVay

NON-FICTION
Released: March 25, 2008

"Far from cheerful reading, the only comfort being that these 'wrongs' were eventually found out."
Venturing into the unknown can have unexpected consequences. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 12, 2002

"A revealing look at the ins and outs of scientific research—and the ups and downs of collaboration and competition among scientists."
Easy-reading first-person account of research into the effectiveness of using fetal dopamine cells to treat Parkinson's disease, a venture that aroused controversy not just for its use of cells from human embryos but because the double-blind study called for half the patients to undergo sham brain surgery. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2000

"The trail of discovery hangs heavy with the scent of life.'"
Astronomer Koerner and biologist LeVay plot scenarios for extraterrestrial life in this sharp, enthusiastic, and skeptically tempered overview of "cosmic biology." Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

"From Sappho to sodomy laws, Levay and Nonas hit all the resonant points of gay life and culture—but on a primer level that will offer most to those who know least about homosexuality. (Author tour)"
The authors range widely, if not deeply, among the many facets of homosexuality—biological, cultural, political—to provide a sensible introductory handbook to the gay experience. Read full book review >
THE SEXUAL BRAIN by Simon LeVay
NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1993

"Erudite and entertaining."
A fascinating look at the biological bases for diversity of sexual feelings and behavior. Read full book review >