Science of Dune: An Unauthorized Exploration into the Real Science Behind Frank Herbert's Fictional Universe

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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 ...
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Overview


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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An indispensable volume for Dune fans everywhere, and another validation of Herbert's fictional universe as one of sf's towering achievements.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933771281
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Series: Psychology of Popular Culture Series
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 698,657
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Kevin Grazier, PhD, is the science advisor for the Sci-Fi Channel series Battlestar Galactica and Eureka and the PBS animated series The Zula Patrol. He also works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He splits his time living in Sylmar, California, and Mesa, Arizona.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2008

    Science in science fiction!

    Who would have guessed there was so much science in Dune! This is a great book, and you'll be able to amaze your friends by knowing how much science you can find in the Dune series. Best essays: The Stars of Dune (complete with mileage charts!) and My Tleilaxu Eyes (the most creative of them all). If you love Dune, you've got to read this book.

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