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The Analog Essays on Science
     

The Analog Essays on Science

by Stanley Schmidt (Editor)
 

For over 60 years Analog magazine has been publishing stories and essays by the biggest names in science fiction and science fact—many of whom got their start there. This book contains some the best of Analog's science-fact offerings for the 1980s. Includes contributions by Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Forward, John Gribben and Eric Drexler. Readings

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For over 60 years Analog magazine has been publishing stories and essays by the biggest names in science fiction and science fact—many of whom got their start there. This book contains some the best of Analog's science-fact offerings for the 1980s. Includes contributions by Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Forward, John Gribben and Eric Drexler. Readings address current topics such as cosmology, evolution, the search for extraterrestrial life and spaceflight. Contains a glimpse of what the next generation's technology might look like.

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Library Journal
This is the second collection of nonfiction articles from Analog magazine. Like the first, Analog Science Fact Reader , edited by Ben Bova ( LJ 6/1/74), this book does not comprehensively review developments in science during its period of 1980 to 1988. Rather, the topics reflect the interests of science fiction fans, with heavy emphasis on extraterrestrials and future technology. Most of the essays are intensely speculative for nonfiction, and one, by L. Sprague de Camp, contains obnoxious views on eugenics. However, other articles truly delight and inform, especially Richard Terra's piece on deep sea life around thermal vents. This is an optional purchase, especially where back files of Analog are maintained, but still desirable in libraries serving many science fiction readers.-- Beth Clewis, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Coll., Richmond, Va.
Booknews
An anthology of nonfiction (some also non-fact) essays from Analog magazine issues of the 1980s. Readings address current topics such as cosmology, evolution, the search for extraterrestrial life, and spaceflight, and offer a glimpse at what the next generation's technology might look like. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471508397
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1990
Series:
Wiley Science Editions Series , #45
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
1.42(w) x 2.05(h) x (d)

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