Following the passing of beloved sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury, the genius behind such great works as Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, many feared there would remain a great void in the fictional universe impossible to fill.
But with the release of his latest book, The Grand Design, it seems eminent physicist Stephen Hawking is doing his best to fill those inimitable red-dusted shoes.
Like his predecessor before him, Hawking does a brilliant job of creating worlds with infinite possibilities–free from the restrictive laws of physics, born out of pure imagination.
“Mr. Hawking is quite the enigma,” reports the New York Times. “We all knew he was a great scientist, but who knew he could create such great science fiction?”
Departing from conclusions and insights built on solid scientific theories such as “The Big Bang” and “Relativity”, which are based on observable data, Hawking creatively weaves together a designed universe without the necessity of a designer, and even more amazingly, presents us with new scientific ideas devoid entirely of actual science.
“Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing,” Hawking’s main character, Hawking, states with imaginative speculation. “Why the universe exists, why we exist.”
Though our old friend Mr. Bradbury will certainly be missed, the world is confident that the light of imagination has not been snuffed out forever, but will be picked up and carried to new heights by men like Stephen Hawking. Undoubtedly, with such innovative ideas as spontaneous creation and multiple universes, few will be able to disagree.