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  • Posted March 25, 2010

    The Physics of Star Trek Review

    The novel The Physics of Star Trek by Lawrence M. Krauss explains many of the scientific phenomena in the famous and long-running television series, Star Trek. Fans of the series will be delighted to read about the adventures of Captain Kirk and other members of the perennial starship crew. Unfortunately, the average reader of the novel will be more than disappointed.
    Compared to other reading materials regarding complex theoretical physics, The Physics of Star Trek is easy to read. Unfortunately, if one does not have an interest for science, the book is a bore. Readers with average attention spans will quickly become disengaged with the novel. Its 251 pages are packed to the brim with information regarding complicated subjects such as wormholes, antimatter, the String Theory, dark matter, and quantum physics. While these subjects may at first be fascinating, Professor Krauss gives each subject such little time, causing fascination to be fleeting.
    While The Physics of Star Trek can be considered a valuable piece to any Trekkie's collection, most people will not be interested in this novel. It is too complex for the Everyman but too shallow for the Science Buff.

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