List of Publications

Here is a list of some of Mark’s books, publications, and activities

Books

Brake M, The Science of Harry Potter, Skyhorse, 2017

Brake M, The Big Earth Book, Lonely Planet, 2017

Brake M, The Science of Star Wars, Skyhorse, 2016

Mark Brake’s Space, Time, Machine, and Monster: Dr Who Edition, Candy Jar Books, 2015

Brake M, How To Be A Space Explorer, Lonely Planet, 2014

Mark Brake’s Space, Time, Machine, and Monster, Candy Jar Books, 2014

Brake M, Alien Life Imagined, Cambridge University Press, 2012

Brake M, The Alien Hunter’s Handbook, Kingfisher/MacMillan, 2012

Brake M, Really, Really Big Questions in Space and Time, Kingfisher/MacMillan, 2010

Brake M, Space Hoppers, BBC/MacMillan, 2010

Brake M, Revolution in Science: How Galileo and Darwin Changed Our World, Palgrave MacMillan, 2009

Brake M, Weitkamp E, Introducing Science Communication: A Practical Guide, Palgrave MacMillan, 2009

Brake M, Hook N, FutureWorld, Science Museum/Boxtree MacMillan, 2008

Brake M, Hook N, Different Engines: How Science Drives Fiction and Fiction Drives Science, MacMillan Science, 2007

Peer-reviewed papers

Brake M, Griffiths M, Radio and Reason – The Reith Lectures and J Robert Oppenheimer, Phys. Educ. 44 (2009) 474–478.

Brake M, Hook N, Darwin to Double Helix: Astrobiology in Fiction, International Journal of Astrobiology (2007), 6:273–280 Cambridge University Press

Brake M, Hook N, Rocketry, Film and Fiction: the Road to Sputnik, Phys. Educ. 42 (2007) 345–350.

Brake M, Hook N, Science, Fiction and Age of Discovery, Phys. Educ. 42 (2007) 245–252.

Brake M, Hook N, Aliens and Time in the Machine Age, International Journal of Astrobiology, (2006) 5:277–286 Cambridge University Press

Brake M, Griffiths M, Hook N, Harris S, Alien Worlds: Astrobiology and Public Outreach, International Journal of Astrobiology (2006), 5:319–324 Cambridge University Press

Brake M, On the Plurality of Inhabited Worlds, International Journal of Astrobiology (2006), 5:99–107 Cambridge University Press

Brake M, Griffiths M, Saunders D, Thornton R, Astronomy, Science Fiction and Access, Journal of Active Learning in Higher Education 5: 27-42 (2005)

Brake M, Griffiths M, Broad Horizons: SETI, Science Fiction, and Education, The International Journal of Astrobiology, Volume 3, No 2 (2004)

Brake M, Griffiths M, Science Fiction and Curriculum Innovation, International Astronomical Union Symposium Proceedings, Vol 213 (2004)

Brake M, Thornton R, Controversy in the Classroom, New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, LTSN Physical Sciences Journal, Issue 1, 2003

Brake M, Thornton R, Science Fiction in the Classroom, Physics Education, 38 (1) 1 (2003)

Brake M, Griffiths M, SETI, British SF and the ET Meme, Foundation, 85, Autumn 2002

Brake M, Griffiths M, Apocalypse – its Influence on Society and British SF, Foundation, 85, Autumn 2002

Contributed chapters to books

Brake M, Hook N, _ Teaching Science and Science Fiction,_ In Andy Sawyer and Peter Wright (eds.), Teaching Science Fiction, Palgrave MacMillan, 2010

Brake M, The History and Development of Science and Its Communication, In Brake M, Weitkamp E, Introducing Science Communication: A Practical Guide, Palgrave MacMillan, 2009

Hook N, Brake M, Science in Popular Culture, In Brake M, Weitkamp E, Introducing Science Communication: A Practical Guide, Palgrave MacMillan, 2009

Online Articles

Brake M, 2001: A Space Odyssey – Fiction’s Most Realistic Vision of Our Astrobiological Future? Astrobiology Magazine European Edition, NASA, 2008

Brake M, Notes on Life Underground, Astrobiology Magazine European Edition, NASA, 2008

Brake M, Hook N, French Tales of Infinity, Astrobiology Magazine European Edition, NASA, 2007

Brake M, Hook N, The Dreadful Hammers of Jules Verne, Astrobiology Magazine European Edition, NASA, 2007

Brake M, Griffiths M, Life of a Comet Hunter: Messier and Astrobiology, Astrobiology Magazine European Edition, NASA, 2007

Brake M, Hook N, Copernicus and the Wild Goose Chase, Astrobiology Magazine European Edition, NASA, 2007

Brake M, Hook N, Darwin’s Bulldog and the Time Machine, Astrobiology Magazine European Edition, NASA, 2007

Popular Journals

Brake M, Hook N, Copernicus and the Wild Goose Chase, Viewpoint, British Society for the History Science (2006)

Brake M, Griffiths M, Cosmic Catastrophe and Armageddon, SETI Institute, Explorer Magazine, volume 2, 2 (2005)

Brake M, The Trials and Tribulations of Venus, Orbital, June 2004

Brake M, Thornton R, Taking the fiction out of science’s portrayal, The Times Higher Education Supplement, March 5th, 2004

Papers Presented

Brake M, Space, Time, Machine, and Monster: The Stories Fiction Tells About Science, Storytelling and Science, The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling Fourth Annual Symposium, Cardiff, May 2010

Brake M, Burry Port Town Band, In These Bones, Horizons Sing: The Red Lady of Paviland, Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen, April, 2010

Brake M, Are We Alone in the Universe: What Science Fiction has to say about Astrobiology, Triple Helix group, Cambridge University, November 2009

Brake M, Burry Port Town Band, The Science and Music of Gustav Holst’s The Planets and Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, National Museum of Wales, July 2009

Brake M, Chase J, Rap Science, Royal Institution, London, July 2009

Brake M, Kaku M, The Physics of the Impossible, Dana Centre, Science Museum, London, May 2009

Brake M, Hook N, The Science in Science Fiction, Royal Institution, London, April 2009

Brake M, Creativity in Communicating Science: How It Helps Engage the Public with Science, National Science Museum, Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani province, Thailand, July 2009

Brake M, Nuclear power, before it was new, Negotiating New Sciences in Society, DCU, Dublin, January 2009

Brake M, Griffiths M, Hook N, Astrobiology and the Curriculum in Wales, UALL conference, Open University, Llandrindod Wells, November 2006

Brake M, Matsos H, European Edition of Astrobiology Magazine: A NASA and CASE collaboration, 6th workshop of the European Astrobiology Network Association, Lyon, October 2006

Brake M, Griffiths M & Hook N, Reaching out to E.T, Conference in Outreach in Collaboration, Nottingham Trent University, October 2006

Brake M, Carr B, Crawford C, Farmelo G, Hook N, Was the universe made for us? British Association for the Advancement of Science Conference, “People, Science & Society”, University of East Anglia, September 2006

Brake M, Hook N, Are we alone? British Association for the Advancement of Science Conference, “People, Science & Society”, University of East Anglia, September 2006

Brake M, Hook N, Parry & Parsons, Prediction and Pre-Emption: Science & Science Fiction, 5th Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham, June 2006

Brake M, A Brief History of Extraterrestrialism: An Evolution of the Science and Culture of Astrobiology, AGM of the Royal Astronomical Society, May 2006

Brake M, Griffiths M, Hook N, Astrobiology and the Curriculum, UKAC06 “Life Here, There and Everywhere”, University of Kent, April 2006

Brake M, Griffiths M, Hook N, Harris S, Science Communication – The CASE at Glamorgan, Astronomia e Ciencias Espaciais conference Espinho, Portugal, April 2006

Brake M, Alien Contact, London Science Museum’s Dana Centre, November 2005

Brake M, Alien Hunting: the Search for Life Beyond the Earth, London Science Museum’s Dana Centre, September 2005

Brake M, Hook N, Quantum Worlds: So what’s Weird about that? SFF Modern Fantasy Symposium, Liverpool John Moore University Conference, October 2005

Brake M, Hook N, Thornton R, Ffantastic Fforde – Visions of Wales as seen through Thursday Next, World Science Fiction Interaction Conference, Glasgow, August 2005.

Brake M, Hook N, Turnbull N, Fermi, Firefly and Foetuses: the Alien within Whedon, Constructions & Identity Conference “Bring Your Own Subtext – Social Life, Human Experience and the works of Joss Whedon”, University of Huddersfield, July 2005

Brake M, Hook N, Did you hear the one about … Temporal Parochialism and Alternative Comedy Paper, 26th Eaton Conference “Inventing the 21st Century: Many Worlds, Many Histories”, Seattle, May 2005

Brake M, Hook N, Thornton R, Turnbull N, Williams K, The Counterfactual Classroom, 26th Eaton Conference ‘Inventing the 21st Century: Many Worlds, Many Histories’ Seattle May 2005

Brake M, Griffiths M, Alien Worlds – Astrobiology & Public Outreach, NASA Astrobiology Institute conference, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, April 2005

Brake M, Hook N, Thornton R, Turnbull N, Williams K, Science Fiction as a Forum for Science, Theatres of Science Conference, University of Glamorgan, September 2004

Brake M, Hook N, Thornton R, Turnbull N, Williams K, Antithetical Scenarios: Science Fiction as Theatre, Theatres of Science Conference, University of Glamorgan, September 2004

Brake M, Thornton R, The Forgotten Colonialism: Science Fiction and Wales, A Commonwealth of Science Fiction conference, Liverpool, August 2004

Brake M, What if We Could Talk to Aliens, National Endowment for Science Technology and Arts Conference ‘What If ..’, University of Glamorgan, June 2004

Brake M, Thornton R, Turnbull N, What if . . . ? Science Fiction and PCST, PCST-8 Conference, Scientific Knowledge & Cultural Diversity, June 2004 Barcelona, Spain

Brake M, Thornton R, A Manifesto for a Cross-Disciplinary Physics Education, VIIIth InterAmerican Conference on Physics Education, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba, July 2003

Brake M, Griffiths M, Broad Horizons: SETI, Science Fiction, and Education, Proceedings of the Bioastronomy and Fulbright Education Conference, Hamilton Island, Great Barrier Reef Australia, July 2002

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