Clip of  The Science of Game of Thrones Live show at the Royal Institution, London, August 2017 courtesy of Karl Byrne

Do dragons actually exist? 
Could you make a sword from a meteorite? 
What really happens in incestuous royal families? 
Why does wildfire win wars? 
How do you kill someone with molten gold?

 

This book has all the answers and more...

Award-winning comedian and popular-science writer Helen Keen uncovers the astounding science behind the world's most popular television show. Join Helen as she sifts the fact from fantasy, discovers the truth beneath the togas, and reveals a world more fantastical than Daenerys Targaryen's wildest dreams. So pour yourself a bowl of brown, climb on your beast of burden, and prepare yourself for an amazing adventure. It's time to see the Seven Kingdoms as you have never seen them before.


“A breezy, funny, but thoroughly researched survey of the fantastic wonders on ‘Game of Thrones’ . . . covers topics ranging from the sexual biology of dragons to how trees talk to each other and their environment.”
— Wall Street Journal

CRITICS on THE SCIENCE OF GAME OF THRONES:

"You could call it the mad scientist's guide to Westeros . . . a humorous look back at English medieval discoveries that make their way into the popular fantasy HBO series and books. Perfect for GoT fans looking to pass the time until the next season."―the New York Post

As recommended by the Los Angeles Times
"A gift for your George R.R. Martin-loving friends"

"The Science of Game of Thrones is required reading for anyone harboring a mote of curiosity about how magic manifests in our world in the guise of amazing real-life creatures and phenomena. It's also a great gift for the adorable know-it-alls in our lives who would love nothing more than to impress friends and woo the ladies by reciting the engineering calculation that explains how a baby dragon could immolate a grown man."―Salon.com


 


THE SCIENCE OF GAME OF THRONES ON TV:

Helen recently travelled to New York to film an episode of National Geographic's StarTalk at the American Museum of Natural History with Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson. The show was themed around her book.  See below for a clip from the episode featuring Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Micheal Ian Black, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Helen, discussing the origins of dragons:

 
 

Press:

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As Seen in Entertainment Weekly

 

As seen in BBC Science Focus

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Podcasts:

Helen talks to Kishore Hari on the Inquiring Minds podcast:

 

HELEN TALKs TO NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON ON THE STARTALK PODCAST:



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