Stuart Clark's Publications


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The Day Without Yesterday by Stuart Clark

The Day Without Yesterday

Published in hardback 07.03.2013.





Europe is marching blindly into the first world war. Berlin is caught in a storm of nationalism with parades and speeches, queues reaching down the streets where the Army recruitment offices cannot keep up with the volunteers. No one anticipates the carnage to come, except one man.

Albert Einstein sees the cauldron that Europe is slipping into, made worse when his university colleagues begin work on poison gas to ‘shorten the war’. He is also struggling with the collapse of his marriage in the wake of an illicit affair with his cousin, whom he reluctantly agrees to marry once his first wife and two sons are safely ensconced in Switzerland.

Increasingly isolated, Einstein finds his academic work sidelined. Few people will entertain his outlandish new way of understanding the universe. He sees it as an invisible landscape of hills and valleys that determine the paths of the celestial objects, but he cannot quite pull the mathematics together. He needs a breakthrough, some evidence to prove his vision, but the only man likely to provide that is now a prisoner of war, facing execution.


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The Sensorium of God by Stuart Clark


UK (Polygon, 2012) details

Canada (McArthur, 2012) details

Australia (New South Books, 2012) details

Finland (forthcoming, 2013)

Italy (forthcoming, 2013)



Sparks of genius - the momentous clash of Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke

The Sensorium of God is the second in an inspirational trilogy of novels which dramatically bring to life key moments in our understanding of the cosmos - when our view of the Universe changed forever. Stuart Clark recreates Restoration England, effortlessly blending science into an enthralling narrative of triumph over adversity.

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The Sky's Dark Labyrinth by Stuart Clark


UK (Polygon, 2011) details

Canada (McArthur, 2011) details

Australia (New South Books, 2011) details

Finland (Taivaan Labyrintti, Moreeni, 2012) details

Italy (L'oscuro labirinto del cielo, Dedalo, 2012) details



A novel of intrigue, heresy and the quest for truth
'The roads that lead man to knowledge are as wondrous as that knowledge itself.' Johannes Kepler

At the dawn of the seventeenth century Europe is a dark and dangerous place. As war rages across the continent and men's immortal souls are traded for mortal lives, two astronomers risk everything to reveal the truth behind the universe's grand design.

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"Voyager: 101 Wonders Between Earth and the Edge of the Cosmos" by Stuart Clark


Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Atlantic/Callisto
ISBN: 9780857400215


You are about to embark on a journey that will take you to the edge of the Universe and the beginning of time. You will cross 46.5 billion light years of space, exploring 101 celestial wonders ranging from comets to quasars. You will encounter grandeur on an astonishing scale, beauty in the most unexpected places, and the most shocking natural violence.

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"The Big Questions: The Universe" by Stuart Clark

Big Questions: The Universe


Hardcover: 208 pages

Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc (1 July 2010)

ISBN-10: 1849162387

ISBN-13: 978-1849162388


The Big Questions series enables renowned experts to tackle the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. Each 3000-word essay simply and concisely examines a question that has eternally perplexed enquiring minds, providing answers from history's great thinkers.


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"Galaxy Exploring the Milky Way" by Stuart Clark


ISBN 978-1-84724-741-4

US (Barnes and Noble) 2008
UK (Quercus) 2009

With nearly 500 cutting-edge images, Galaxy investigates every aspect of the Milky Way – from its place in the Universe to its large-scale anatomy, from its history to its future.  We approach the Milky Way from the very edge of the Universe, threading our way through massive conglomerations of galaxies. Skirting the satellite galaxies that orbit like moons around a planet we then plunge through the Milky Way's spiral arms on a course that will ultimately lead us to the black hole at its centre.


"Deep Space The Universe from the beginning" by Stuart Clark


ISBN 13: 978-1-84724-405-5
US (Barnes and Noble) 2007
UK (Quercus) 2008

Deep Space shows the mysterious objects and phenomena that inhabit the far reaches of the cosmos and the earliest times of existence.  Each of this book’s ten easy-to-read chapters explains one big idea in humanity’s study of the origins and evolution of the universe. Within Deep Space are over 250 of the very latest and clearest images of the cosmos, provided by the Hubble Space Telescope and other, even more advanced, viewing technologies.


"The Sun Kings: The Unexpected Tragedy of Richard Carrington and the Tale of How Modern Astronomy Began" by Stuart Clark

The Sun Kings


Princeton publication details
Hardback | May 2007
US 1st May 2007 $24.95
UK 4th June 2007 £15.95
ISBN13: 978-0-691-12660-9
256 pp. | 6 x 9 | 15 halftones.

In September of 1859, the entire Earth was engulfed in a gigantic cloud of seething gas, and a blood-red aurora erupted across the planet from the poles to the tropics. Around the world, telegraph systems crashed, machines burst into flames, and electric shocks rendered operators unconscious. Compasses and other sensitive instruments reeled as if struck by a massive magnetic fist. For the first time, people began to suspect that the Earth was not isolated from the rest of the universe. However, nobody knew what could have released such strange forces upon the Earth–nobody, that is, except the amateur English astronomer Richard Carrington.

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"Little Moon" by Stuart & Nicola Clark

little moonStorysack Ltd 2005
ISBN 1-904949-03-7

Using images from the European Space Agency with cartoon faces added by an illustrator, this is a story for young children. It was used as an element in a ‘sack’ containing a playmat and pack of cards with the same characters, and Stuart’s Journey to the Stars. The book is also available separately. You can buy a copy here.


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"The Solar System", "Exploring the Solar System", "The Sun", "Gravity & Space" and "Earth, Sun & Moon" by Stuart & Nicola Clark

The following five titles took the form of  illustrated packs for teaching science at the key stages of the national curriculum in the UK.

The Solar System

Folens, 2004
ISBN-10 18430362 58
ISBN-13 978-18430362 58

Exploring the Solar System

Folens, 2004
ISBN-10 18430362 66
ISBN-13 978-18430362 65

The Sun

Folens, 2004
ISBN-10 18430362 4X

ISBN-13 978-18430362 41

Gravity & Space

Folens, 2004
ISBN-10 18430362 74
ISBN-13 978 18430362 72

Earth, Sun & Moon

Folens, 2004
ISBN-10 18430362 82
ISBN-13 978-18430362 89


"Earth" by Stuart Clark

earthHeinemann Library 2002
ISBN 0 431 15458 9


"The Inner Planets" by Stuart Clark

The Inner Planet

Heinemann Library 2002
ISBN 0 431 15461 9

These two titles were part of a set of seven in the Heinemann Infosearch series for primary children.


"Journey to the Stars" by Stuart Clark

Journey to the StarsOxford University Press, May 2000
ISBN 0199105766 pb
ISBN 0199105758 hb

Highly illustrated children's book for 8-12 year olds in which the reader is cast in the role as spacecraft pilot. (Apprx. 30,000 copies first print run). This is still in print in 2007.


"Life on Other Worlds and How to Find It" by Stuart Clark

Life on other worlds and how to find it

Springer-Praxis, 2000
ISBN 185233097X

Drawing together astronomy and biology, this book reviews for a general audience scientific thinking about where and how we might find life elsewhere in the Universe.

Distribution: US and UK.


"Snoeck's Almanac 2000" Contributed to by Stuart Clark

Snoeck-Ducajn & Zoon nv,1999

A general readership review of the most important topical issues of the year. I wrote a chapter explaining the latest advances in astronomy.


"How it works: Discovering the Universe" by Stuart Clark

discovering the universe

Horus Editions 2007
ISBN 9781899762774

Re-issue of the book below, still having stunning cutaway illustrations and with updated text, this is one of ten separate science books making up the Young Encyclopaedia series.


"How it Works: Discovering the Universe" by Stuart Clark

discovering the universe

Horus Editions, 1999
ISBN 1899762426

Highly illustrated children's book for 5 year olds and upwards, about space and space exploration.


"Extrasolar Planets: The Search for New Worlds" by Stuart Clark

extrasolar planets

Wiley-Praxis, 1998
ISBN 0471976342

(h/b) ISBN 0471976344

A college level introduction to the first discovery of planets outside our Solar System.

Distribution: US and UK.


"The Universe Revealed" Contributed to by Stuart Clark

Reed Books, 1998

A family level introduction to astronomy in which I wrote a chapter about the origin of the Universe.


US (Mitchell Beazley), 1998; UK (Mitchell Beazley), 1998.
France (Delachaux Et Niestle), 1998; Germany (Kosmos), 1998; Holland (Schuyt), 1998.


"Universe in Focus: The Story of the Hubble Space Telescope" by Stuart Clark

Universe in Focus

Andromeda, 1997 (updated 1998)
ISBN 0304350257

A general level book about the remarkable pictures and discoveries made by this outstanding telescope. Over 100,000 in print.

US (Barnes and Noble), 1997
UK (Cassell), 1997, updated version 1998

Australia (Ken Finn), 1997
Canada (Vanwell), 1997
Czechoslovakia (ESTY), 1997
Germany (Bertelsmann Club), 1997
Poland (RTW), 1997
Scandinavia (Rabén Prisma), 1998


"Towards the Edge of the Universe" by Stuart Clark

Towards the Edge of the Universe

First Edition, Wiley-Praxis, 1997,
ISBN 0471962481

Second Edition, Springer-Praxis, 1999
ISBN 1852330988

A review of modern cosmology (the study of the origin of the Universe), written at an introductory college level.

Distribution: UK and US.


"Redshift" by Stuart Clark


University of Hertfordshire Press, 1997
ISBN 0900458666

An undergraduate introduction to how light rays are stretched in the Universe.  This process is one of the foundations upon which all of modern astronomy is built.

Distribution: UK


"Black holes and other oddities" Consultant Editor Stuart Clark

black holes

Stuart Clark was consultant editor on Alex Barnett’s Black holes and other oddities published by Dorling Kindersley in their Mega-bites range.


"The Encyclopaedia of Stars And Atoms" by Stuart Clark

stars and atoms

Andromeda Illustrated Reference, 1995
ISBN 1871869528

A basic, highly illustrated family introduction to astronomy.

US (Oxford University Press), 1995; UK (Macmillan), 1995.
Australia (Reed International), France (Loisirs France), 1995; Germany (Bertelsmann Club), 1995; Portugal (Círculo de Leitores), 1996; Spain (Círculo de Lectores), 1995.


"Hubble: 15 years of discovery" DVD Narration written by Stuart Clark

hubbleIn collaboration with other writers in other European languages, Stuart wrote the English narration, delivered by Bob Fosbury, on a DVD of wonderful images detailing the successes and achievements of the first fifteen years of the Hubble Telescope’s operation.