Paul Hoffman



Paul Hoffman (born 1956) is a prominent author and host of the PBS television series Great Minds of Science. He was president and editor in chief of Discover, in a ten-year tenure with that magazine, and served as president and publisher of Encyclopaedia Britannica before returning full-time to writing and consulting work.

He lives in Woodstock, New York. Author of at least ten books, he has appeared on CBS This Morning and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer as a correspondent. Hoffman is also a puzzlemaster using the pseudonym Dr. Crypton. He designed the puzzle in the 1984 book Treasure: In Search of the Golden Horse. He also designed the treasure map in the 1984 film, Romancing the Stone, starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny De
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The Man Who Loved Only Numb...

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King's Gambit: A Son, a Fat...

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“...the older I get, the more I believe that if love is to be judged by most of its visible effects, it looks more like hatred than friendship.”
Paul Hoffman, The Left Hand of God

“- Why you?
- (...) I’m the best.
- Modest of you.
- I am the best. Modesty has nothing to say about it.”
Paul Hoffman, The Left Hand of God

“... If the dead can come back to this earth and move unseen around those they loved, I shall always be near you; in the garish day and in the darkest night—amidst your happiest scenes and gloomiest hours—always, always; and if there be a soft breeze upon your cheek, it shall be my breath; or if the cool air fans your throbbing temple, it shall be my spirit passing by.”
Paul Hoffman, The Left Hand of God

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