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The Science In Science Fiction: 83 SF Predictions That Became Scientific Reality [Hardcover]

Robert W. Bly


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Aug. 11 2005 1932100482 978-1932100488
Science fiction fans and technology buffs will treasure this guide to the sci-fi ideas that have influenced and inspired scientific advances in the real world. Many of the most fascinating ideas in science originated not in the laboratory but in the minds of such science fiction writers as Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury. The former's 1945 article on communications satellites was the original idea behind modern satellites; the latter's Martian Chronicles has been attributed as the main inspiration behind NASA's many missions to Mars. From bionics to black holes and warp factors to worm holes, this is the quintessential guide to the many links between science fiction and science reality.

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  • Hardcover: 367 pages
  • Publisher: BenBella Books (Aug. 11 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932100482
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932100488
  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 658 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,266,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Robert Bly is the author of more than 60 books including Comic Book Heroes: 1,001 Trivia Questions About America's Favorite Superheroes, The Copywriter's Handbook, and The Ultimate Unauthorized Star Trek Quiz Book. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and has published articles in Chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering Progress, and Science Books & Films. He lives in River Vale, New Jersey.

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