This is Professor Hawking’s response for readers who have asked for a more accessible formulation of its key concepts—the nature of space and time, the role of God in creation, and the history and future of the universe. If this is a simpler version, of his first book, then I am awestruck by this man's intellect and ability to put such concepts into print. His ability to describe his ideas and concepts in terms that the non-science person might grasp is amazing. I have science degrees and had to reread several sections, to even begin to grasp his ideas. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will probably read this book again, if only to maybe understand a little more. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has any curiosity for even a glimpse of an understanding of our incredible universe.