Hollywood Wants to Kill You

The Peculiar Science of Death in the Movies

Michael Brooks Rick Edwards

RRP: £8.99

5 November 2020

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786496959

RRP: £12.99

3 October 2019

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786496928

RRP: £6.99

3 October 2019

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781786496942

‘A wonderful book… Delightfully varied… As with all the best science writing, this book doesn’t just give answers, it also asks interesting questions.’ Daily Mail

‘Captivating and intelligent! Who knew death could be this much fun?’ Richard Osman

Asteroids, killer sharks, nuclear bombs, viruses, deadly robots, climate change, the apocalypse – why is Hollywood so obsessed with death and the end of the world? And how seriously should we take the dystopian visions of our favourite films?

With wit, intelligence and irreverence, Rick Edwards and Dr Michael Brooks explore the science of death and mass destruction through some of our best-loved Hollywood blockbusters. From Armageddon and Dr Strangelove to The Terminator and Contagion, they investigate everything from astrophysics to AI, with hilarious and captivating consequences.

Packed with illustrations, fascinating facts and numerous spoilers, Hollywood Wants to Kill You is the perfect way into the science of our inevitable demise.