he's an insanely smart man, with the rare ability to make things make sense for the average man. all his books are worth reading. if you really like that one, pick up hyperspace. it's more complicated, but still can be easily grasped. and will blow your mind. though many of the things you're about to read in physics of the future will blow your mind too. the technology we will have in our homes in even 10-20 years is hard to believe. i can't wait until doctors are a thing of the past (no offense to anyone who wants to be or is a doctor), and we just have our computers scan us every morning before we go off to work and tell us if we're sick. cancer will never be cured, but we'll get to the point we can detect it years before we would even see it now. which is what's important. one thing i have to wonder about is what will happen with jobs when all this technology kicks 90% of the work force out.