The Dialogues

The Dialogues: Conversations About the Nature of the Universe, written and illustrated by Clifford V. Johnson, is a unique graphic book through which you, the reader, eavesdrop on nine conversations featuring science, taking place in contemporary locations around the world. The topics range from the science of cooking, to black holes, the nature of time, the multiverse, and many things in between!

The book arrives in bookstores in early November 2017. It is published by MIT Press.

You can pre-order at a special price on Amazon, your local bookstore, and other sellers such as Barnes and Noble. (Internationally, check your country’s Amazon site to purchase that way.)

More About the Book

Read a synopsis of the book at the MIT Press website here.

Below, there’s a short trailer to let you peek inside.

The words and art for the book were done by Clifford V. Johnson. You can find out more about him at this Amazon author page. The book’s foreword was written by 2004 Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek. Here’s his website.

Check back for more (including reviews, links to interviews, etc.) shortly. In the meantime, enjoy a selection of author blog posts related to the book here, or follow on your choice of social media listed on the updates page.

Here’s a trailer for the book:


Check the blog Asymptotia for updates about the book, including information about places the author will be talking about it, and background about its making.

Follow him on twitter, instagram, tumblr, or Facebook. Scroll down on this page for some older (in-progress) material about the book and its creation. It might be interesting if you like learning backstory on how such things are made.


Contact the author Clifford V. Johnson at johnson1 [at] usc [dot] edu for interviews, events, etc.