New York Times Bestseller

As accessible and enlightening as Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, this mind-expanding dive into the mystery of consciousness is an illuminating meditation on the self, free will, and felt experience.


CONSCIOUS offers the clearest, most compelling explanation that I’ve seen of consciousness. If you’ve ever wondered how you have the capacity to wonder, some fascinating insights await you in these pages.”

ADAM GRANT, New York Times bestselling AUTHOR OF ORIGINALS

“Wild ideas are on the table—you’ll come away with an appreciation of the major conflicts and the high stakes that come with any attempt to understand how consciousness really works.”

Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist and AUTHOR OF
The Big Picture

“There is a profound intellectual adventure awaiting the reader of this exquisite book.”

Rebecca Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex

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“In this gem of a book, Annaka Harris tackles consciousness controversies with incisive rigor and clarity, in a style that’s accessible and captivating.”

PROF. MAX TEGMARK, AUTHOR OF New York Times bestseller
LIFE 3.0: Being HUMAN IN THE AGE OF Artificial intelligence

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Guest Post: “The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum” by Lee Smolin

I recently read Lee Smolin’s Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution in preparation for my conversation with him for my audio series. I was so moved by the epilogue, I posted this inspiring excerpt to share with everyone. Enjoy!

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Audio Series Announcement

I’m happy to announce that I’m currently working on an audio series about consciousness—featuring audio from my recent conversations with prominent scientists and philosophers such as Sean Carroll, Daniel Chamovitz, David Eagleman, Brian Greene, Philip Goff, Adam Frank, Donald Hoffman, Janna Levin, Christof Koch, Lee Smolin, Anil Seth, and others.

The project will take about a year to complete, but I’ll continue to announce updates on my website and on social media. Thanks for staying tuned!