MICHIO KAKU is a professor of physics at the City University of New York, cofounder of string field theory, and the author of several widely acclaimed science books, including The Future of the Mind, Hyperspace, Beyond Einstein, Physics of the Impossible, and Physics of the Future. He is the science correspondent for CBS's This Morning and host of the radio programs Science Fantastic and Exploration.
"The wide popular interest in Elon Musk's recent launch of one of
his own Tesla cars into space shows the extent to which space
travel has again become mass entertainment as well as, perhaps,
mass aspiration. It is good timing, then, for a book by the
theoretical physicist Michio Kaku on the possible paths to our
future as a galaxy-trotting species. . . . With admirable clarity
and ease, Mr. Kaku rehearses the history of rocketry and the
formation of the planets, and explains how we might colonize not
only Mars but some of the rocky moons of the gas giants Jupiter and
Saturn. . . . The book has an infectious, can-do enthusiasm."
--Steven Poole, The Wall Street Journal
"Kaku is a practiced and very effective popularizer of
science for a general audience; he's unfailingly interesting, with
an unerring instinct for the most thought-provoking aspects of his
various subjects. The sheer amount of technical scientific
speculation in The Future of Humanity is amazing, and yet Kaku is
in smooth, perfect control of it the entire time."
--Steve Donoghue, Christian Science Monitor