Top Ten 21st Century Science Non-Fiction Writers

The Top Ten
1 Sean Carroll An American theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Sean Carroll is known for his research in general relativity and dark energy. He is also a popular science communicator, authoring several books and maintaining a strong online presence to discuss complex scientific topics.

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 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 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.

4 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.

5 John Gribbin A British science writer and astrophysicist, John Gribbin is known for authoring popular science books. His works often focus on topics such as quantum physics, human evolution, and climate change. He has received multiple awards for his ability to make complex scientific topics accessible to the general public.
6 Michael Brooks
7 Caleb Scharf

Great for astrophysicists and cosmologists anywhere.

8 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 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.

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
The Contenders
11 Michio Kaku
12 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.

13 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.
14 Phil Plait
15 Lee Smolin
16 David Attenborough
17 Bill Nye William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer.
18 Ethan Siegel
19 Peter Woit

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

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