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“One of the great ideas men of mathematics and computer science.” —*New Scientist*

“Strange and marvelous. . . Disarmingly funny, but also thrillingly clear.” —*The Guardian*

“[Chaitin’s] enjoyment of the topics of his own research is infectious.” —*The Times Higher Education Supplement*

“Call him Omega Man. . . . In the rarefied world of pure mathematics, Gregory Chaitin is indeed something of a venerated superhero.” —*Waterloo Region Record*

“[Chaitin is] enthusiastic and extremely readable. . . . Amazing. No wonder [he] chose mathematics over physics.” —*New Scientist*

“The musings of a great mind on a subject beyond most of us.” —

“Provocative. . . . Stimulating. . . . Credit the author for a lively style, lots of useful historical references and an appendix that includes von Neumann’s prescient essay on self-reproducing automata.” —

“Gregory Chaitin has devoted his life to the study of mathematics. . . . A great mind.” —

“[Chaitin] is a creative genius.” —

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