Christopher Potter

Christopher Potter spent almost a quarter of a century in publishing, over 17 of those years at the independent publishing house Fourth Estate, where he became publisher and managing director. His first book was the much-praised You Are Here: A Portable History of the Universe.

How to Make a Human Being, a startling investigation into what it means to be human, was published by Fourth Estate in March 2014. In The Earth Gazers, published by Head of Zeus in September 2017, Christopher writes about the early heroic days of aviation and of the often-blemished visionaries who inspired the journey into space: Charles Lindbergh, Robert Goddard and Wernher von Braum.

His latest novel, The Thing Is, was published in August 2020 by Constable.

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