"Basically, I think this book is a masterpiece, and something I wish I'd written myself."
- Scott Aaronson, David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University
of Texas at Austin and author of Quantum Computing Since Democritus
"Space elevators, gold asteroids, and fusion-powered toasters - who knew science could be
so much fun? And who knew fun could be so scientific? 'Soonish' is hilarious, provocative, and shamelessly informative."
- Tim Harford, author of "Messy" and "The Undercover Economist"
"Kelly and Zach promised me a crystal ball, but what I got is both more insightful and far
more entertaining than staring into a dumb glass orb. Soonish will make you laugh and -- without
you even realizing it -- give you insight into the most ambitious technological feats of our time.
You should read this book, sooner than soonish."
- Alexis Ohanian, Cofounder of Reddit
By setting their sights on the immediate frontier rather than the distant future or the recent past Kelly and
Zach have managed to write a non-fictional page-turner that is as fascinating as it is hilarious. "Soonish"
is a story about human potential at a time when too many doubt it, and will make you feel smarter and unusually
hopeful for what's about to come. "Soonish" is both the book for the lover of the pop-science medium who's been
waiting for the genre to achieve its highest potential, as well the one that can win over the pop-sci cynic bored
by the latest reprint of Chicken Soup for the Bachelor of Science's soul.
- Walt Hickey, Chief Culture Writer for fivethirtyeight