NEW DELHI: The final book by Stephen Hawking, the world famous theoretical physicist, will be released in October this year.

The new book was in discussion at the time of Hawking’s death in March, and his estate decided to go forward with the project, which is a selection of reflections from his personal archive. The book titled ‘Brief Answers to the Big Questions’ will be organised into four parts: Why Are We Here? Will We Survive? Will Technology Save Us or Destroy Us? How Can We Thrive? It will cover his discoveries and perspectives on everything from the creation of the universe, black holes, alien intelligence, and the existence of God to the importance of space colonisation, and the perils and promise of artificial intelligence.

Hawking was the author of the classic book A Brief History of Time, which has sold over 13 million copies worldwide and shot back to the top of bestseller lists after his death, and many other books. Hachette India will release the the book in India.