Faster Than The Speed of Light by João Magueijo

2 July 2013

I finished David Weber's 'A Short Victorious War' which is the third book on the Honor Harrington series over the weekend. What a fantastic book and series. I'm looking forward to the next book soon.

But before I start the next Honor book, I started reading the book 'Faster Than The Speed of Light' by João Magueijo.

This book is about the author's story and theories about breaking the speed limit of light and Einstein's special and general theories of relativity. The story part is supposed to be about the author's endeavors in getting his theory out there for discussion and acceptance for discussion among the theoretical physicists whom are his peers. So far, I've read the first 2 or 3 chapters and he's going over Einstein's theories and how they work. So far its a good read and understandable for someone whom is not a theoretical physicist but has a good understanding of the theories and concepts of cosmology.

The book is ten years old, but it's going to be new to me (the FTL part). Once I finish it, I'll be curious to see where this author's theory has taken him, and itself, over the last decade.

This book, by the way, is a real book, hardback with a dust jacket and that wonderful book smell to it!

Download the pdf version with pictures here.