Who is today's Asimov?
April 11, 2012 8:50 AM Subscribe
Fans of popular science writing: who is the 21st century's Isaac Asimov?
posted by escabeche to Writing & Language (12 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
When I was a kid I devoured Isaac Asimov's books of essays on science -- View from a Height, Adding a Dimension, The World of Carbon (oh my god did I love The World of Carbon) etc etc. I am reading my son The Planet That Wasn't and he seems to love it just as much as I did. I could certainly just read him the old Asimov books. But my understanding is that there have been at least some developments in science since the 1970s. Who, today, is the Isaac Asimov equivalent who's writing great books about science that I can read to my son (and that later he can read himself?) The books don't have to be aimed at kids but they shouldn't be aimed at scientists, obviously. Space and dinosaurs a plus.