The science of philip pullman’s his dark materials
Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials series is an extraordinary work of the imagination. But behind the enthralling fictional worlds of Lyra and Will lies astonishing scientific truth.
The Northern Lights, Will’s subtle knife, Mary Malone’s amber spyglass, the parallel universes through which Will and Lyra travel, even the mystery of Dust all are firmly rooted in science.
Award-winning science writers Mary and John Gribbin reveal how the world of His Dark Materials is steeped in string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos. Ideas which are as strange and beautiful as Philip Pullman’s stories, and all the stranger for being true.
John Gribbin, Mary