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Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction

By Charles L. Adler

Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction

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Started reading:
21 November 2014
Finished reading:
29 November 2014

Review

Scientific explanations why Harry Potter can’t do this and terraformers can’t do that, not so much intended to undercut your fondness for science fiction and fantasy as to give you some understanding of the principles involved. Dr Adler is wry and engaging throughout, maybe a little less so when the dreaded Climate Change appears on the horizon, and whatever the nature of the question, he’s ready to take on the answer. Well worth your time.