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This review is from: The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (Paperback)
At the time of writing this is (as far as I can determine) the only up-to-date and accessible material on the step beyond Strings - M-Theory.
It is brilliantly written. Even with a Degree in Astrophysics I found the non-mathematical reworking of both Relativity and Quantum Mechanics most refreshing - if only this had been around for us to read back then!
I heartily recommend this book to everyone who has any interest in the nature of the universe. You can dip your toe and get a feel for the ideas or you can read Chapter 12, brush up your n-dimensional geometry and head off into the Bibliography of graduate level texts.
A wonderful read.