John Hands is the author of critically acclaimed nonfiction books and novels, and has been published in 12 countries.  He was trained in science, specializing in chemistry, at the University of London where he had been the first undergraduate President of the Union.  He co-authored two research studies and published one book in the social sciences.  He tutored in physics and in management studies for Britain’s Open University, was visiting lecturer at the University of North London and then RLF Fellow at University College London where he began more than 10 years writing COSMOSAPIENS Human Evolution from the Origin of the Universe.  He has also written three novels published in the UK and the USA, one of which was also published in six other countries.

THE FUTURE OF HUMANKIND Why We Should Be Optimistic

The sequel to COSMOSAPIENS Human Evolution from the Origin of the Universe, the award-winning book published in 7 countries that transforms our understanding of what we are, where we came from, and why we exist.  It begins by evaluating current major predictions before projecting into the future the distinct pattern of an accelerating cosmic evolutionary process over some 15 billion years to the present revealed in COSMOSAPIENS.

Advance praise

“A treasure trove of research and careful arguments, and a clarion call to action.”
Professor Denis Noble CBE, FRS, FMedSci, MAE

The Future of Humankind isn’t just exhaustively researched and relevant to every human being; it’s majestic.  Impossible not to finish.”
Perry Marshall, author of Evolution 2.0

John Hands critically examines current predictions of our extinction, survival, and transformation before, with polish and verve, he projects into the future the pattern of our evolution from the origin of the universe to produce a unique and astonishing forecast.”
Michael Fossel, Author of The Telomerase Revolution

More Books by John Hands

COSMOSAPIENS: Human Evolution from the Origin of the Universe

The book that transforms our understanding of what we are, where we came from, and why we exist.

This is a book of astonishing ambition and scope, more like the work of a great Victorian polymath than most popular science books.

Tim Crane, Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year

Housing Co-operatives

Republication of the classic book on housing co-operatives worldwide, with a new Introduction for 2016 by John Hands.

This is a book for those who believe in the power of people to shape their own lives.

The Catholic Herald

Brutal Fantasies

A CIA officer must choose between the most precious thing in his life and his own redemption when his quest for a terrorist confronts him with the truths of his own past.

Excellent… The achingly tantalizing crawl towards the climax is a masterpiece of suspense.

Peter Millar, The Times

Perestroika Christi

The international bestselling thriller about the clandestine struggle between the Vatican and the Kremlin for the soul of humanity.

John Hands’s Perestroika Christi is a wonderful thriller and I could not put it down.

Norman Stone, The Guardian - Books of the Year

Darkness at Dawn

An undercover agent is torn between love and fear when resurgent nationalism threatens to plunge Russia and Ukraine into ethnic warfare.

Hums with the realism of tomorrow’s headlines and the suspense is as sharp as a scalpel.

Michael Hartland, The Daily Telegraph

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