Clifford A. Pickover's Books





"My primary interest is finding new ways to continually expand creativity by melding art, science, mathematics and other seemingly-disparate areas of human endeavor. I seek not only to expand the mind, but to shatter it."

Books Published: 50
Patents granted: 200
Book covers below.

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I have published most often with publishers such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Princeton University Press, John Wiley & Sons, St. Martin's Press, Basic Books, Prometheus, Palgrave, Sterling, imprints of William Morrow, and various publishers now owned by Perseus. "Pickover contemplates realms beyond our known reality."
-- The New York Times

"Dr. Pickover has published nearly a book a year in which he stretches the limits of computers, art, and thought." 
-- Los Angeles Times

"Bucky Fuller thought big, Arthur C. Clarke thinks big, but Cliff Pickover outdoes them both." -- WIRED

"Pickover inspires a new generation of da Vincis to build unknown flying machines and create new Mona Lisas." -- Christian Science Monitor

"Add two doses of Isaac Asimov, and one dose each of Martin Gardner and Carl Sagan, and you get Clifford Pickover, one of the most entertaining and thought provoking writers of our time.
-- Michael Shermer, Editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine

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Death and the Afterlife

A Chronological Journey, from Cremation to Quantum Resurrection

The Physics Devotional

Celebrating the Wisdom and Beauty of Physics

The Mathematics Devotional

Celebrating the Wisdom and Beauty of Mathematics

Fractal 3D Magic

Groundbreaking 3D showcase. Includes 3D glasses.

The Book of Black
Black Holes, Black Death, Black Forest Cake, and Other Dark Sides of Life

From the Black Hole of Calcutta and the Dark Side of the Moon
to Black Bart, Black Beauty, and Black Sabbath,
this unique journey into darkness sheds light on the
worlds of science, history, art, and philosophy.

The Book of Black

New, Improved, and Updated for Kindle!
Monsters lurk in the deep.

Spider Legs

From the Witch Doctors to Robot Surgeons
250 Milestones in the History of Medicine

Near-death experiences, leech therapy, self-experimentation, test-tube babies,
face transplants, biological weapons, circumcision, and more….

The Medical Book

Mind-bending puzzles to make your brain sharper, quicker, and more skillful!

What's more important to you & your kids' success than effective critical thinking?

Brain Strain

From the Big Bang to Quantum Resurrection
250 Milestones in the History of Physics

Explore the riddles of the Baghdad Batteries, Olbers' Paradox,
Prehistoric Nuclear Reactors, and Schrödinger's Cat....

The Physics Book

From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension,
250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics

Fractals, Rubik's Cubes, Infinite Monkey Theorem...

The Math Book

Rebuilding the Third Temple

Orthodox Jews are disappearing from Jerusalem,
evaporating into higher dimensions.....

Jews in Hyperspace

"Mathematics is the loom upon which God
weaves the fabric of the universe."

Tapestries of Mathematics and Mysticism

The Loom of God

Laws of Science and the Great Minds Behind Them

22 Centuries of Discovery

Archimedes to Hawking

What are ultimate spiritual technologies for the 22nd century?
What would it be like to live in an Age of Electronic Gods?
A novel inspired by virtual universes making headlines today!

The Heaven Virus

Extraordinary People, Alien Brains, and Quantum Resurrection

A Beginner's Guide to Immortality

A Gateway to Higher Dimensions

The Mobius Strip

Explore Science, Culture, and Reality

Sex, Drugs, Einstein, and Elves
Sushi, Psychedelics, Parallel Universes,
and the Quest for Transcendence

Explore Mathematics & Reality

A Passion for Mathematics
Numbers, Puzzles, Madness, Religion,
and the Quest for Reality

Delicious fast food for the mind that makes
learning calculus as easy as eating a slice

Calculus and Pizza
A Math Cookbook for the Hungry Mind

What can we know about reality?

The Neoreality Science-Fiction Series

Numbers, Fun Puzzles, Logic, IQ,
Problems beyond Imagination

The Mathematics of Oz
Mental Gymnastics from Beyond the Edge

What can we know about God?

The Paradox of God
and the Science of Omniscience

What is mystical about mathematics?

The Zen of Magic Squares, Circles and Stars

An Exhibition of Surprising Structures Across Dimensions

The Stars of Heaven

Why are we here?
Where did we come from?
Is the Universe designed?
Are black holes portals to other universes?

Dreaming The Future
The Fantastic Story of Prediction

"Clifford A. Pickover is the heir apparent to Carl Sagan: no one else does better popular science writing than Pickover. Dreaming the Future is an engrossing exploration, compulsively readable and wonderfully entertaining." -- Robert J. Sawyer, author of Calculating God

Enjoy the wild journey....

Wonders of Numbers:
Adventures in Math, Mind, and Meaning

Several Recent Pickover Books
The Girl Who Gave Birth to Rabbits Cryptorunes: Secret Codes Surfing Through Hyperspace Strange Brains and Genius
The Science of Aliens Time: A Traveler's Guide Spider Legs Chaos & Fractals The Loom of God
Black Holes: A Traveler's Guide Keys to Infinity The Alien IQ Test Fractal Horizons The Pattern Book
Click here for detailed information on some of the older Pickover books.

Click here to see complete list of Cliff Pickover's "Mind-Bending Visual Puzzle Calendars and Cards". The perfect gifts.

cover New! 2001 Reprint edition of Computers, Pattern, Chaos and Beauty: Graphics from an Unseen World.
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Other Recent Pickover Books
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Codes and Secret Writing
The Girl Who Gave Birth to Rabbits
A True Medical Mystery
Surfing Through Hyperspace
Understanding Higher Universes in 6 Easy Lessons
The Science of Aliens
Are humans alone?
Strange Brains and Genius
Secret Lives of Eccentric Scientists & Madmen
Time: A Traveler's Guide
The mystery of time travel...
Chaos and Fractals

Lots of color figures...
Spider Legs
Science-fiction novel with Piers Anthony. Strange things are born in the ocean's depths. Description? Click here to see Piers and me at our island retreat.
The Loom of God
Mathematics, God, physics, & religion... Description?
The Alien IQ Test
Are we up to the challenge? Description?
Black Holes - A Traveler's Guide
Fractal Horizons - The Future Use of Fractals
Fractals for the next 100 years. Description?
Keys to Infinity
The mystery & beauty of infinity & big numbers. Description?
Future Health
Computers and medicine in the 21st century. Description?
Mazes for the Mind: Computers and the Unexpected
Strange puzzles, technologies, art, creativity. Description?
Chaos in Wonderland - Visual Adventures in a Fractal World
Journey with the inhabitants of a fractal kingdom. Description?
Computers, Pattern, Chaos and Beauty - Graphics from an Unseen World
Computers and the search for beautiful patterns. Description?
Computers and the Imagination - Visual Adventures Beyond the Edge
Speculations, games, art, puzzles & visual wildness. Description?
Visions of the Future - Art, Technology, and Computing in the 21st Century
On fractals, robots, war, computer art, and more... Description?
Visualizing Biological Information
Computer graphics for detecting meaning in DNA... Description?
Frontiers of Scientific Visualization
Tools for finding structure in the world around us. Description?
Mit den Augen des Computers Description?
Spiral Symmetry
On amazing spirals in nature, art, mathematics, literature, and more. Description?
The Pattern Book - Fractals, Art, and Nature
Recipes for beauty and complexity from around the world. Description?
Computers, Chaos, Fractals
Japanese translation of Computers, Pattern, Chaos and Beauty Description?

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International Translations

Some of the books are available in Italian, German, Japanese, Greek, Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, and Polish translations. I enjoy collecting some of the cover images of my foreign language translation books, which I happen to find at random while browsing the web...

Click this button to see a gallery of wild and wonderful covers for some of the international editions of my books.

One of my favorites is the Portuguese cover of the The Alien IQ Test, which you can see by clicking this cover.

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