RaveThe Wall Street JournalOur knowledge of our impermanence, Mr. Greene stresses, might just be what lures us to search for the eternal ... Mr. Greene explores this claim beautifully in the book by placing our \'pervasive need for coherence and value and meaning\' into the broadest possible cosmic context ... Mr. Greene tackles these profound questions with great skill. He weaves personal stories, scientific ideas, concepts and facts into a delightful tapestry that showcases the multiple points of view on these questions. Until the End of Time is organized into 11 thematic chapters that build up the argument deftly and deliberately ... What is remarkable about Mr. Greene’s book is how he has delved into deep questions that not only have no simple answers but may never be settled at all ... The crux of the issue lies in whether science as we know it can integrate subjective experience into its framework of objective reality. It is this grand unification that Mr. Greene has attempted in this ambitious and utterly readable book.
Carlos Rovelli, Trans. by Erica Segre and Simon Carnell
PositiveThe Wall Street JournalHumans have always been obsessed with time and have marked its passage in part by measuring it with ever increasing accuracy, yet its true nature has remained elusive. We all know from our subjective experience that when we are placed on hold while waiting for a representative, even a few minuites feel like eternity, while time appears to hurtle on when we are in the midst of a pleasurable activity...Though physics, philosophy and metaphysics have all grappled with the concept of time, we are still confounded by it.
Alan Stern and David Grinspoon
PositiveThe New York Review of BooksAlan Stern and David Grinspoon, offer ringside views of the exploration of the outer solar system, from the discovery more than two hundred years ago of planets beyond Saturn to the launch in 2006 of NASA’s New Horizons space mission to study Pluto’s environs ... Chasing New Horizon reveals the inside story of the mission’s failures and successes ... [a] gripping history ... Grinspoon recounts the entire journey, from the launch to a brief but alarming silence a mere ten days before the flyby, when the team lost contact with the probe.