Top Ten 21st Century Science Non-Fiction Writers

The Top Ten
1 Sean Carroll Sean Carroll

Personable, knowledgeable, entertaining, and has high level material.

Clear and concise discussions in books, blog posts and T.V. /debates.

Amazing science communicator, up there with deGrasse Tyson and the late Carl Sagan.

2 Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking Stephen William Hawking (January 8, 1942 - March 14, 2018) was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His most famous research was on the theory of Black Holes.

Brief history of time and his other books were totally brilliant. He puts the whole universe in each of his books. His books pulled me towards astrophysics!

Brief history of time, universe in a nutshell, essays explaining black holes, etc are some of his brilliant works. Truly what made me into physics.

If you read either his past or his modern work, you are certainly in for a treat. That's undeniable.

3 Marcus Chown Marcus Chown Marcus Chown is a science writer, journalist and broadcaster, currently cosmology consultant for New Scientist magazine.

Some of his work was what made me determined to study physics. It's truly inspiring. - PositronWildhawk

4 Jim Al-Khalili Jim Al-Khalili

One of the most underrated writers of today. He knows everything that's in physics, and makes the most complex matters as easy as counting. - PositronWildhawk

5 John Gribbin John Gribbin
6 Michael Brooks Michael Brooks
7 Caleb Scharf Caleb Scharf

Great for astrophysicists and cosmologists anywhere. - PositronWildhawk

8 Brian Greene Brian Greene

He is able to explain deep science issues, very very precisely, using simple and regular analogies from current life... As Einstein required... Until you would not be capable of explaining it to your grandmother, you can not claim to truly understand it (science)

9 Richard Dawkins Richard Dawkins Clinton Richard Dawkins is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author. He is known for his books The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype and The God Delusion. He is also known for coining the word "meme" in 1976, although the word is most commonly used to describe internet memes of today. more.

Biology isn't my field of greatest interest, but you cannot help but admire this man's talent in explaining it all.

He writes with great prose and elegantly explains nuanced concepts.

10 Sam Kean Sam Kean
The Contenders
11 Michio Kaku Michio Kaku

Someone, do tell me, what came over me that made me leave MK out? - PositronWildhawk

12 Phil Plait Phil Plait
13 Lee Smolin Lee Smolin
14 Steven Weinberg Steven Weinberg Steven Weinberg is an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate in Physics for his contributions with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow to the unification of the weak force and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles.

How is it possible that this name did not came up first? He is definitely the best writer, reasons: truly deep and crystal clear argumentations.

15 Ethan Siegel Ethan Siegel
16 Peter Woit Peter Woit

The book Not Even Wrong along with a physics and math blog by that name

17 Neil deGrasse Tyson Neil deGrasse Tyson Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, and science communicator. Since 1996, he has been the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City.
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