This is the story of matter. Starting with the big bang and the beginning of existence, the story evolves into our tale as matter becomes 'us', and we inherit properties, including creativity and unpredictability, which are inherent in matter ...
itself. Far from being alienated from it, we have many connections with the universe at large, and especially with other life. What sets us humans apart from our closest living relatives is walking upright, and having a big brain, with all the risks and benefits the latter brings in its train. The end of the epic is a cliff-hanger - nobody knows how it's going to end, and it's touch and go. Faced with challenges from many quarters, will we be pawns or players? And can we change the ending from epilogue to new chapter?
Number of pages: 516
Date of publication: 05/02/2011
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