Caleb Scharf

Caleb Scharf is the award-winning author of The Copernicus Complex (a 2014 Sunday Times Science Book of the Year) and Gravity's Engines. He is the director of the Columbia Astrobiology Center and has written for The New Yorker and Nature, among other publications. He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.

Ron Miller is a Hugo Award-winning illustrator and author whose work has appeared in National Geographic. He served as the art director for the National Air and Space Museum's Albert Einstein Planetarium. He lives in Virginia.



'[A] tantalising approach to the mysteries of the universe'
Independent on The Copernicus Complex

'[A] witty, adroitly marshalled treatise on human significance'
Observer on The Copernicus Complex

'The Copernicus Complex delivers its argument with comparable clarity, insight and humour... compelling'
Telegraph on The Copernicus Complex

Scharf makes vivid the mind-boggling nature of the universe . . . [there are] bright beams of knowledge coming from this excellent book
Wall Street Journal on Gravity's Engines

'This is a book that is rich in the poetry of scientific language . . . [N]ot only does [Scharf] know more about the universe than you or I do, he knows how to transmit his knowledge by deft use of analogy'
Guardian on Gravity's Engines

Scharf explains lucidly why the Copernican Principle (that the Earth has an unremarkable place in the universe) is not the whole story
The Sunday Times