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Agence France-Presse
July 23, 2013
The memoir of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, entitled "My Brief History," arrives 25 years after his popular book on cosmology and mathematics "A Brief History of Time."

Best-known for "A Brief History" as well as follow-ups "Black Holes and Baby Universes" and "The Universe in a Nutshell," Hawking wrote a series of children's fiction with his daughter Lucy, starting with "George's Secret Key to the Universe."

Diagnosed with motor neurone disease at 21, at which point he was expected to live until the age of 23, the now 71-year-old Hawking went on to make significant contributions to black hole theory and quantum physics and appeared on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "The Simpsons."

"We are delighted to be able to publish his memoir 25 years later. It is a remarkable testimony to his courage and tenacity that we can do so" said publisher Bantam of the September 12 memoir, adding that "My Brief History" promises to be "his most personal book to date."