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1.0 out of 5 stars Hawking has disowned this book, 22 Mar 2007
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This review is from: The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe (Hardcover)
Stephen Hawking's home page states that he hasn't endorsed this book and that "a complaint was made to the Federal Trade Commission in the US in the hope that they would prevent the publication". The site urges people "not to purchase this book in the belief that Professor Hawking was involved in its creation."
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Initial post: 14 Mar 2012 08:01:04 GMT
lemonstar says:
This statement can not currently be verified by looking or google searching on www.hawking.org.uk for expressions related to this statement "a complaint was made to the Federal Trade Commission in the US in the hope that they would prevent the publication" - it may well be true, I have no idea as I can not verify it (from his site) - the claim is however, repeated at many other sites, which may mean nothing.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2012 09:25:37 BDT
A. Gibson says:
If you look on Stephen Hawkings website and go to books, you will see that this book is not listed. This would confirm that he hasn't in endorsed it and is reason enough not to buy it.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jan 2013 19:33:02 GMT
Nadalina says:
There is a publication by Stephen Hawking with a similar title, however, this book was not written by him, it clearly states a different author, therefore, I am not keen to buy it. I will stick with his official books.
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