Item description for The Science of Dune: An Unauthorized Exploration into the Real Science behind Frank Herbert's Fictional Universe (Science of Pop Culture series) by Kevin R. Grazier, Ph.D....
Overview A guide to Frank Herbert's imaginary world offers scientific speculation on such topics as physics, chemistry, ecology, evolution, psychology, technology, and genetics.
With Sandworms of Dune—the last title in the bestselling Dune science fiction series—due to be released in August 2007, sci-fi fans wanting to brush up on their Dune trivia and analyze the books from a fresh viewpoint will be able to do so with this definitive reference. Delving into the world of Dune, this guide offers fascinating scientific speculation on topics including physics, chemistry, ecology, evolution, psychology, technology, and genetics. It also scrutinizes Frank Herbert's science fiction world by asking questions such as Is the ecology of Dune realistic?Is it theoretically possible to get information from the future?Could humans really evolve as Herbert suggests? and Which of Herbert's inventions have already come to life? This companion to the Dune series is a must-have for any fan who wants to revisit this science fiction world and explore it even further.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
Publisher Benbella Books
ISBN 1933771283 ISBN13 9781933771281
Availability 9 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 08:19.
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More About Kevin R. Grazier, Ph.D.
Kevin R. Grazier was born in 1961 and has an academic affiliation as follows - SyFy Channel and Turner Network Television.
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Science in science fiction! Jan 28, 2008
Who knew? The book is a mostly informative/entertaining compendium of essays on the science really found in Dune. Did Herbert really mean to have science in the canon? Who cares! It's there to be had. The don't miss essays are the Stars of Dune (with mileage charts) and My Tleilaxu Eyes (the most creative essay in the book). Pick it up, give it a read and enjoy the science!