NEW YORK (AP) — A companion guide to Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" promises not only some background on one of the year's most anticipated movies but also some basic science.

Publisher W.W. Norton and Company announced Wednesday that Kip Thorne's "The Science of Interstellar" will coincide with the November release of the movie. Thorne is a theoretical physicist, and was the scientific adviser and executive producer of "Interstellar."

The publisher says Thorne plans to explain "the dazzling science that underpins the film." The book will include a foreword by Nolan.

"Interstellar," a philosophical science fiction thriller, stars Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.

Another tie-in book was previously announced: "Interstellar: Beyond Time and Space," by Mark Cotta Vaz. Vaz also has written about the making of "Finding Nemo" and "The Incredibles."