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I Am Because You Are
I Am Because You Are

I Am Because You Are

An Anthology of Stories Celebrating the Centenary of the Theory of General Relativity

Edited by Pippa Goldschmidt, Edited by Tania Hirshman


196 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $17.95)

Publication Date: April 2016

ISBN 9781910449264

Rights: US & CA

Freight Books (Apr 2016)

Price: $14.95


New writing inspired by the centenary of the discovery of the most important theory in modern physics

In November 1915, Einstein published his Theory of General Relativity. It made key predictions around gravity's influence in space and time. It introduced new concepts around the curvature of space, the passage of time, the bending of light, black holes and the behavior of bodies in freefall. This is a collection of new fiction and non-fiction from novelists and science writers, inspired by General Relativity. The results are charming, witty, sometimes challenging but always accessible, presenting complex science themes in imaginative, highly entertaining ways. Contributors include novelists Andrew Crumey and Dilys Rose alongside popular science writers like Pedro Ferreira.

Author Biography

Pippa Goldschmidt is an astronomer and the author of The Falling Sky and The Need for Better Regulation of Outer Space. She has been published in the New York Times. Tania Hershman is a former science journalist for such publications as WIRED and NewScientist. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.