Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking


Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 will see publication in India of the final work by Professor Stephen Hawking – in BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS, the world-famous cosmologist, number 1 bestselling author of A Brief History of Time and one of the greatest minds of our time leaves us with his final thoughts on the universe’s biggest questions. Working in collaboration with the Stephen Hawking Foundation, John Murray is leading publishers around the world in a global celebration of Professor Hawking’s remarkable life for this landmark moment in popular science.


The book, which Stephen Hawking was working on at the time of his death, is drawn from his extraordinary personal archive and has been completed in collaboration with his academic colleagues, his family, and the Stephen Hawking Estate. Comprising his most profound, accessible, and timely reflections on questions such as Can We Predict the Future? Is there a God? Will we Survive on Earth? And Will Artificial Intelligence Outsmart Us? and with a foreword by Eddie Redmayne, a percentage of the royalties will go to charity. John Murray will release exclusive footage revealing details of the publication via Stephen Hawking’s Facebook page – with an audience of over 4 million – on Thursday 13th September.

On the eve of publication, John Murray will be hosting an exclusive evening with the Guardian, a multimedia public event to celebrate the release of the new book, with Hawking’s friends, family, and very special guests talking about the Big Questions, Hawking’s final work, and his legacy. Tickets will go on sale week beginning 10th September and proceeds will go to the Motor Neuron Disease Association and the Stephen Hawking Foundation. On Wednesday 17th October, the Babbage Theatre in Cambridge will host a public panel discussion on the Big Questions and Hawking’s legacy, with Hawking’s peers, colleagues, and other leading academics. Global news headlines on the eve of publication will be followed by a week of select international broadcast media appearances from Lucy Hawking.

You can read the Press Release in the Storizen Magazine October 2018 Issue.