Ashlee Vance is one of the most prominent writers on technology today. After spending several years reporting on Silicon Valley and technology for the New York Times, Vance went to Bloomberg Businessweek, where he has written dozens of cover and feature stories for the magazine on topics ranging from cyber espionage to DNA sequencing and space exploration.
"Along with views of youth and early geekdom...[Vance] relates
suspenseful accounts of technical and financial crises, conducts
tours of Musk's factories...and brings his story up to early 2016.
Overall, the author offers a picture of a brilliant, driven man...A
modern American success story, neither overly earnest nor
unreservedly adulatory."--Kirkus Reviews
"An informative and easy-to-follow biography of one of today's top innovators for young readers."--Booklist
"Vance maintains a lively pace and explains the groundbreaking technology in a way that is accessible and exciting....Highly recommended for high school and ambitious middle school readers for its insights into Musk, technology, and venture capitalism."--School Library Journal
"Musk may not be as instantly recognizable to teens as Zuckerberg or Jobs, but given his work with PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX, he should be. Vance delves into all of his work with detailed passion.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"A valuable addition to STEM-themed collections."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)