Wizards, Aliens, and Starships

Wizards, Aliens, and Starships

Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction

Book - 2014
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Presents a collection of essays examining the physics and mathematics in science fiction and fantasy writing. Critiques the plausible and impossible in several science fiction novels and short stories, discussing such topics as physics in the Harry Potter series, space travel, other worlds and aliens, and the survival of humanity in the far distant future.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9780691147154
Characteristics: xi, 378 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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May 14, 2015

Light-hearted (which you don't expect from a physicist, which just goes to show that you shouldn't straight-jacket your expectations) of the physics behind fantasy and SF.

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