Inside the World of Competitive Rubik's Cube Solving

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A Rubik's Cube partially disassembled.

Journalist Ian Scheffler embedded in the intensely competitive world of “cubing.” His book, Cracking the Cube: Going Slow to Go Fast and Other Unexpected Turns in the World of Competitive Rubik’s Cube Solving, details his adventures in speedcubing competitions, from the World Championship to local tournaments, and includes interviews with key figures from the Cube’s history, all while he becomes determined to solve a Rubik’s cube in under 20 seconds.