• $20.99

Publisher Description

A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s award-winning film, Interstellar, from executive producer and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Kip Thorne.

Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie’s jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself. In chapters on wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much more, Thorne’s scientific insights—many of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellar—describe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible.

Interstellar and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14).

Science & Nature
November 7
W. W. Norton & Company
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Tonyquick ,

Interesting book

Great book, theories explained well, easier to be understood(relatively). Enjoyed it

Jreed1235 ,

Amazing book!

This book was beautifully written. It is absolutely mesmerizing in every way. Kip Thorne manages to explain some of the world’s most difficult and mind bending theories in a way for the average person to understand. The illustrative style of his writing is just breathtaking. If you are curious about the mysteries of the universe, this is the book for you. Kip will take you form the hard fact, to the educated guess, to the pure speculative, but never into a world that can be ruled out through scientific theory. That is the best part of this… it very well may be all possible!

Cinfo ,

Worst book I have ever seen!!!

I purchased the audio version of this book to listen to on a long flight home. I was convinced to purchase on based on my love of the movie and the books great review...boy did I get suckered!!!
The author drones on and on with trivial details about completely speculative ideas and theories. The book was boring and painful to listen to.
The description and reviews of this book state that it fills in the gaps in the movie, much as using deleted or extended scenes...this it doesn't do and I gain nothing more about the movie except maybe a headache from enduring such boredom!!!
After listening to the book, I watched "The Science of Interstellar" extra on my copy of the movie. The extra was done in a documentary style and was quite fascinating with multiple speakers, visuals and most of all not spending to much time on trivials. Do yourself a favor and watch this instead of reading or listening to this book!!!

More Books by Kip Thorne