This is the website of Mark Brake, author and communicator of science.

Mark:

• is currently touring with tv presenter and rapper Jon Chase presenting their Science of Star Wars, and Science of Doctor Who shows;

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• has just had a book published with Lonely Planet Kids, called How To Be A Space Explorer;

• has just had a book published with CandyJar books, called Mark Brake’s Space, Time, Machine, Monster;

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• 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.

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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 Doctor Rap, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who!

Forthcoming appearances include:

  • The Science of Harry Potter, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, 31 Oct

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Recent appearances include:

  • The Science of Doctor Who, Powys Writers Squad, Newtown, 18 Oct
  • The Science of Star Wars, Star Wars Reading Day, Seven Stories, Newcastle, 11 Oct
  • The Science of Doctor Who, Powys Writers Squad, Brecon, 4 Oct
  • The Science of Doctor Who, British Science Festival, 11 September
  • The Science of Doctor Who, Basingstoke, 18 August
  • The Science of Doctor Who, Gosport, 18 August
  • The Science of Doctor Who, Candy Jar Book Festival, Cardiff, 9 August
  • The Science of Star Wars, Wrexham Science Festival, 17 July
  • 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

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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 SpaceEdinburgh Science Festival, 4 April
  • Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival, 23 March
  • Enfield Schools, 14-15 March
  • Barry Library, 9 March
  • Penarth Library, 2 March
  • National Maritime Museum, Falmouth16-17 February
  • Doctor Who Experience, 12 February
  • Big Bang Near Me20 November
  • GobbleDeeBook Festival, 25 October
  • Just So Festival, 19 August
  • Green Man festival, 17 & 18 August
  • Wrexham Science Festival, 19 July
  • Dinefwr Literature Festival, 29 June
  • Cheltenham Science Festival, 16 June
  • Hay Festival of Literature and Arts, 5 June
  • Smack The Jellyfish!, 24/5 May
  • Lacock Church, Wiltshire, 22 May
  • Cowbridge Literature Festival, 30 April
  • Hay Festivals Scribblers Tour, University of Wales, Trinity St Davids, 23 March
  • Creative Writing Workshop, University of Wales, Lampeter, 22 March
  • Hay Festivals Scribblers Tour, University of Wales, Trinity St Davids, 22 March
  • Cambridge Science Festival, 18 March
  • Enfield Science Week, 15-16 March
  • Hay Festivals Scribblers Tour, Aberystwyth University, 23-24 February
  • National Maritime Museum, Cornwall, 11-12 February
  • BBC Stargazing Live Showcase Event, Lacock, 18 January
  • Cheltenham Science Festival Somerset Schools Christmas Lecture, 7 December
  • Winchester College, 21 November
  • Cheltenham Literary Festival, 1, 2, 14 October
  • Aberdeen Science Festival, 23 September
  • Bradford Science Festival, 13 September
  • Edinburgh Book Festival, 24-26 August
  • Green Man Festival, 21 August
  • Just So Festival, 19 August
  • Really Really Big Questions About Space and Time, Rheged
  • The Guardian Hay Festival of Literature and Arts, 26 May – Really Really Big Questions About Space and Time
  • Cowbridge Literary Festival, 22 May – Really Really Big Questions About Space and Time
  • Valleys Discovery Festival, 16 – 21 May – In These Bones, Horizons Sing
  • Edinburgh Science Festival, 12 and 13 April – The Science of Dr Who
  • Sunday Time Oxford Literary Festival, 10 April – Science Fiction to Science Fact
  • Cambridge Science Festival, 19 and 20 March – The Science of Dr Who

You can find out more about Mark’s previous work in About, and about his books in Books.

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