I Am Because You Are: An Anthology of Stories Celebrating the Centenary of the Theory of General Relativity

I Am Because You Are: An Anthology of Stories Celebrating the Centenary of the Theory of General Relativity


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In November 1915, Einstein published his Theory of General Relativity. It made key predictions around gravity’s influence in space and time. It introduced new concepts around the curvature of space, the passage of time, the bending of light, black holes and the behavior of bodies in freefall. This is a collection of new fiction and non-fiction from novelists and science writers, inspired by General Relativity. The results are charming, witty, sometimes challenging but always accessible, presenting complex science themes in imaginative, highly entertaining ways. Contributors include novelists Andrew Crumey and Dilys Rose alongside popular science writers like Pedro Ferreira.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910449264
Publisher: Freight Books
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Pippa Goldschmidt is an astronomer and the author of The Falling Sky and The Need for Better Regulation of Outer Space. She has been published in the New York Times. Tania Hershman is a former science journalist for such publications as WIRED and NewScientist. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Table of Contents

Introduction Pippa Goldschmidt Tania Hershman 001

A Month In Berlin Pedro G. Ferreim 009

Captain Quantum's Universal Entertainment Vanessa Gebbie 023

Eclipse Andrew Crumey 041

Like this, the part In Which Mrs Pandit R. A. Martens 049

The Cosmos in a Paper Cup Lynsey May 065

Cosmology Jo Dunkley 073

The Two-Body Problem Ruby Cowling 079

Scatter and Trend Smart Clark 085

Extracts From the Dream Reports Nick Parker 095

Explaining Relativity Rebecca Bison 103

Black Holes Lance Miller 105

Shifting Neil Williamson 113

Me and the Fat Woman Joanna Walsh 125

Eric's Mum Has a Black Hole Inside Her Rosa Campbell 131

Quantum Gravity Or: The Pigmy Marmoset and the Prefabricated Concrete Bungalow Helen Sedgwick 139

Correspondence Dilys Rose 147

An Endless Parade of Little Heartbreaks Benjamin Judge 157

Towards a singularity Rishi Dastidar 159

Pont au Double Tasneem Zehra Husain 161

Ticked Off Simon Barraclough 171

The Path of Least Resistance Lucy Durneen 179

The Lizard is Waiting Tania Hershman 185

The Shortest Route on the Map Is Not the Quickest Pippa Goldschmidt 187

Biographies of Contributors 199

Acknowledgements 209

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