The final book from Professor Stephen Hawking, the bestselling author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME and arguably the most famous scientist of our age, BRIEF ANSWERS TO THE BIG QUESTIONS is a profound, accessible and timely reflection on the biggest questions in science: Where did we come from? What is inside a black hole? Is there other intelligent life in the universe? How will we survive on earth? How can we colonise space? Will we ever be able to go beyond the Solar System? For both the scientific and the intellectually curious, this book celebrates the mind, humour and achievements of one of the most inspiring figures in recent history.