Sunday, September 11, 2011

ST Junkie

I seem to have accumulated a lot of books on the general subject of string theory over the years. I have the classic texts of Green, Schwarz, and Witten (2 vols); Polchinski (2 vols); and Becker, Becker, and Schwarz as well as efforts by Kirtsis; Kaku (2 vols); and the classic elementary text by Zwiebach, not to mention a dozen or two more.

I mention this because I've started noticing my eye drawn to a few newer books. Lisa Randall and Brian Greene seem to have well regarded new books, and there are new entries by Steve Gubser and Richard Szabo. Should I read any of these? Bear in mind that I've already proven to be too dumb or lazy to get very far through any of the classics except Zwiebach.