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The Sensorium of God

Historical Fiction
Publication Date
01 February 2013
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
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Birlinn Limited

The Sensorium of God

The Sky's Dark Labyrinth Trilogy
by Stuart Clark - Find out more about the author


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'I had been greatly anticipating this book after reading The Sky's Dark Labyrinth, the first in Clark's trilogy, so I was cock-a-hoop when it landed on my desk. And my anticipation was not in vain' - Daily Mail

'The best historical fiction goes beyond dates and events, giving historical figures emotions, achievements and failings. This is very much the case here' - We Love This Book

'Clark does a sterling job of covering the tricky period when scientists were the superstars of society' - New Scientist

The second installment in the Sky's Dark Labyrinth Trilogy, this tale submerges us in 17th Century society and the lives of Edmond Halley and Issac Newton as they attempt to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos.

In the mid-17th century Edmond Halley, adventurer and astronomer, visits reclusive alchemist and fearsome mathematician, Isaac Newton, in Cambridge. No one understands why the planets move as Kepler so elegantly described almost a century earlier, and Halley asks Newton for help with solving the problem. Little does Halley know that this simple question will plunge both their lives into crisis, push Europe headlong towards the Age of the Enlightenment and catapult science into its next decisive clash with religion.

The Sensorium of God is the second of a trilogy of novels inspired by the dramatic struggles, personal and professional, and key historical events in man’s quest to understand the Universe. It follows The Sky's Dark Labyrinth.

Stuart Clark’s career is devoted to presenting the complex world of astronomy to the public. He holds a first-class honours degree and a PhD in astrophysics, and is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a former Vice Chair of the Association of British Science Writers and space science editor for the European Space Agency. In 2000 The Independent placed him alongside Stephen Hawking and the Astronomer Royal, Professor Sir Martin Rees, as one of the ‘stars’ of British astrophysics teaching. He is a consultant to New Scientist, writes features for The Times, BBC Focus and BBC Sky at Night and is a former editor of Astronomy Now magazine.

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