One of my personal heroes is theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. I think he’s one of the rock stars of Physics world. His ideas on string theory, M theory and all of the other esoteric branches of physics just beggar my imagination.
I’m such a big fan that I try to collect as many of his books as I can. Case in point is his new book The Physics of The Impossible. In this amazing book, Kaku talks about stuff that we only hear about in science fiction novels–perpetual engines, telekinesis, teleportation, time travel, invisibility. The thing here is that Kaku explains it using current physical laws and suggests that for some of these fanciful flights of the imagination, reality could well be possible.
Frankly, this book is miles better than the pulp SF books I devour.