This is the website of Mark Brake, author and communicator of science.
• is currently touring with tv presenter and rapper Jon Chase presenting their Science of Star Wars, and Science of Doctor Who shows;
• is about to have a book published with Lonely Planet Kids, called How To Be A Space Explorer;
• is about to have a book published with CandyJar books, called Mark Brake’s Space, Time, Machine, Monster;
• recently had a book published with Cambridge University Press, called Alien Life Imagined.
Mark is a freelance writer, working out of the UK, who writes popular science books, and has done science communication work in film, television, print, and radio on five continents. He has communicated science for, among others, NASA, Seattle’s Science Fiction Museum, the BBC, including BBC4, CBBC, and BBC Stargazing Live, the Royal Institution, the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Nature, the British Council, the British Film Institute, Sky Movies, and the National Science Museum of Thailand.
Mark runs iScience with science rapper Jon Chase. They tour science festivals, literary festivals, schools and communities with their roadshows, including the very popular Science of Doctor Who and Science of Star Wars shows. The iScience website is here. Here is an interview Mark and Jon did with the Daily Telegraph about their new Science of Star Wars show:
And here’s Jon’s new Doctor Rap, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who!
Forthcoming appearances include:
- The Science of Star Wars, Wrexham Science Festival, 17 July
Recent appearances include:
- The Science of Star Wars, Westminster Kingsway College, London, 2 July
- The Science of Star Wars, Stoke Newington LitFest, London, 7 June
- Star Wars interview with BBC Radio Wales’ Wynn Evans Show, Hay, 30 May
- The Science of Star Wars, Hay Festival, 30 May
- The Science of Doctor Who, Hay Festival Schools Programme, 23 May
Selfie with 1700 kids at Science of Doctor Who, Hay, Friday 23 May 2014!
- The Science of Doctor Who, Big Bang Fair, Birmingham, 13-16 March
- Space Hoppers, Swansea Waterfront Museum, 17 January
- The Science of Doctor Who, Swansea Waterfront Museum, 14 December
- The Science of Dr Who, Space, Time, Machine, Monster Festival, Newport, 19 Oct
- Mark interviews novelists Jasper Fforde and Adam Roberts, Space, Time, Machine, Monster Festival, Newport, 19 Oct
- Mark interviews Rhianna Pratchett, Space, Time, Machine, Monster Festival, Newport, 19 Oct
- Stoke Newington Literature Festival, 8 June
- The Science of Dr Who, Edinburgh Science Festival, 6 April
- They Came from Outer Space, Edinburgh Science Festival, 4 April