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

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

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by Kevin R. Grazier
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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 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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ISBN-13:
9781935251408
Publisher:
BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date:
06/22/2009
Series:
Psychology of Popular Culture
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
694,496
File size:
1 MB

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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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.