Putting the Science in Fiction

This book brings together scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help you: • Understand the basic principles of science, technology, and medicine that are frequently featured in fiction. • Avoid common pitfalls and ...

Author: Dan Koboldt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440353420

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 274

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Science and technology have starring roles in a wide range of genres--science fiction, fantasy, thriller, mystery, and more. Unfortunately, many depictions of technical subjects in literature, film, and television are pure fiction. A basic understanding of biology, physics, engineering, and medicine will help you create more realistic stories that satisfy discerning readers. This book brings together scientists, physicians, engineers, and other experts to help you: • Understand the basic principles of science, technology, and medicine that are frequently featured in fiction. • Avoid common pitfalls and misconceptions to ensure technical accuracy. • Write realistic and compelling scientific elements that will captivate readers. • Brainstorm and develop new science- and technology-based story ideas. Whether writing about mutant monsters, rogue viruses, giant spaceships, or even murders and espionage, Putting the Science in Fiction will have something to help every writer craft better fiction. Putting the Science in Fiction collects articles from "Science in Sci-fi, Fact in Fantasy," Dan Koboldt's popular blog series for authors and fans of speculative fiction (dankoboldt.com/science-in-scifi). Each article discusses an element of sci-fi or fantasy with an expert in that field. Scientists, engineers, medical professionals, and others share their insights in order to debunk the myths, correct the misconceptions, and offer advice on getting the details right.

Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Science Fiction

Offers advice on how to get a science fiction novel or short story published, including tips on the basic elements of a work of science fiction to getting an agent, and signing a contract.

Author: Cory Doctorow

Publisher:

ISBN: 0028639189

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Offers advice on how to get a science fiction novel or short story published, including tips on the basic elements of a work of science fiction to getting an agent, and signing a contract.

Star Peace

Star Peace (originally published in 1986) is a novel by Ben Bova, the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction.

Author: Ben Bova

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429941907

Category: History

Page: 384

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Star Peace (originally published in 1986) is a novel by Ben Bova, the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy Television

How do you invent your own X-file, or a mission for the crew of the Enterprise? Answers to these questions and more are provided in this collection of interviews with writers and producers of science fiction and fantasy shows.

Author: Joe Nazzaro

Publisher: Titan Books (UK)

ISBN: 1840233834

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

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The question of how to become a science fiction writer is answered in this collection of exclusive, in-depth interviews with writers and producers from TV's hottest sci-fi and fantasy shows.

Blockbuster Science

If you've ever wondered how much real science goes into movies like Gravity, novels like The Martian, and television shows like Doctor Who, this is the book for you.

Author: David Siegel Bernstein

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781633883703

Category: Science

Page: 336

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If you've ever wondered how much real science goes into movies like Gravity, novels like The Martian, and television shows like Doctor Who, this is the book for you. Written by an author who is both a data scientist and a science fiction writer, this entertaining and accessible book uses popular science fiction movies, stories, and TV shows to explain the science behind popular narrative concepts like time travel, lightsabers, AI, genetic mutation, asteroids, cyborgs, black holes, alien invasion, the zombie apocalypse, and more. What could be a more fun way to explore the world of science than through its use—accurately or fantastically—in science fiction entertainment: movies, books, and TV shows? Learn about relativity through Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game and the movie Interstellar; black holes and wormholes in connection with Contact and Planet of the Apes; theories about the origin of life as reflected in Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; computer science and artificial intelligence in reference to A.I. Artificial Intelligence; and much, much, more. Written with wit, clarity, and a great sense of fun, Blockbuster Science will inspire science fiction fans to get excited about real science while also putting an engaging pop culture spin on science for any curious reader.

Putting Philosophy to Work

This wide-ranging collection of Susan Haack's new and recent essays offers applied philosophy in a new key and a fresh voice — subtle, penetrating analyses of vital issues about science, society, religion, law, literature, even about what ...

Author: Susan Haack

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019489548

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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This wide-ranging collection of Susan Haack's new and recent essays offers applied philosophy in a new key and a fresh voice — subtle, penetrating analyses of vital issues about science, society, religion, law, literature, even about what makes a life meaningful. Is truth one, or many—or both? Or could it be just an illusion? Are science and religion compatible? Does science itself require a kind of faith? Is consistency intellectually indispensable, or merely "the hobgoblin of little minds"? How does truth relate to justice, and how can courts best handle the scientific testimony often vital to a case? Is economics the "queen of the social sciences," or are its scientific pretensions largely bogus? Is philosophy itself a science, or is it more akin to literature? How can we learn so much about life from fiction, when the stories novelists tell are not true? Whether she is telling the "sad, sleazy saga" of a drug company's efforts to suppress the unfavorable results of a clinical trial it had funded, disentangling the many senses of "coherent," or reflecting on the growth of intellectual character, Haack writes with the clarity, verve, and wit her readers have come to expect.

Tracker220

In a world where the government tracks every move, one glitch threatens the network. 16-year-old Kaya Weiss is that glitch.

Author: Jamie Krakover

Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing

ISBN: 1948661918

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In a world where the government tracks every move, one glitch threatens the network. 16-year-old Kaya Weiss is that glitch. With the government controlling every aspect of her life, from her freedom to her observance of a tech-free Shabbat, Kaya seeks refuge with the rebel Ghosts. But trusting them means betraying the only tech she's ever known.

Putting Science in Its Place

The Orient was the outcome of a cultural as well as a military intrusion, a scientific
as well as a religious crusade. It was a fact-fiction fusion that set off “the East” as
the alter ego of “the West.” In turn, this imagined space became the locus of ...

Author: David N. Livingstone

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226487245

Category: Science

Page: 244

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We are accustomed to thinking of science and its findings as universal. After all, one atom of carbon plus two of oxygen yields carbon dioxide in Amazonia as well as in Alaska; a scientist in Bombay can use the same materials and techniques to challenge the work of a scientist in New York; and of course the laws of gravity apply worldwide. Why, then, should the spaces where science is done matter at all? David N. Livingstone here puts that question to the test with his fascinating study of how science bears the marks of its place of production. Putting Science in Its Place establishes the fundamental importance of geography in both the generation and the consumption of scientific knowledge, using historical examples of the many places where science has been practiced. Livingstone first turns his attention to some of the specific sites where science has been made—the laboratory, museum, and botanical garden, to name some of the more conventional locales, but also places like the coffeehouse and cathedral, ship's deck and asylum, even the human body itself. In each case, he reveals just how the space of inquiry has conditioned the investigations carried out there. He then describes how, on a regional scale, provincial cultures have shaped scientific endeavor and how, in turn, scientific practices have been instrumental in forming local identities. Widening his inquiry, Livingstone points gently to the fundamental instability of scientific meaning, based on case studies of how scientific theories have been received in different locales. Putting Science in Its Place powerfully concludes by examining the remarkable mobility of science and the seemingly effortless way it moves around the globe. From the reception of Darwin in the land of the Maori to the giraffe that walked from Marseilles to Paris, Livingstone shows that place does matter, even in the world of science.

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

She'll laugh at him . This is all some sort of joke . The thought comes to him wildly
. He'll wind up walking home . This is all a setup , some practical joke to
embarrass him , put together by Tommy and Clark , those sons of bitches . It's all
fake .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105018745815

Category: Fantasy fiction

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Amazing Science Fiction

This is because most of us discover to hear Isaac Asimov or Fred Pohl or science
fiction somewhere between the ages ... are now being has not . held in nearly
every major city in the United Put briefly , a science fiction convention is States at
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105013068825

Category: Science fiction

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Domesticating Dragons

. . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Dan Koboldt: ". . . very readable and highly enjoyable. . .

Author: Dan Koboldt

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 9781982125110

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP MEETS JURASSIC PARK WHEN A NEWLY GRADUATED GENETIC ENGINEER GOES TO WORK FOR A COMPANY THAT AIMS TO PRODUCE CUSTOM-MADE DRAGONS Noah Parker, a newly minted Ph.D., is thrilled to land a dream job at Reptilian Corp., the hottest tech company in the American Southwest. He’s eager to put his genetic engineering expertise to use designing new lines of Reptilian’s feature product: living, breathing dragons. Although highly specialized dragons have been used for industrial purposes for years, Reptilian is desperate to crack the general retail market. By creating a dragon that can be the perfect family pet, Reptilian hopes to put a dragon into every home. While Noah’s research may help Reptilian create truly domesticated dragons, Noah has a secret goal. With his access to the company’s equipment and resources, Noah plans to slip changes into the dragons’ genetic code, bending the company’s products to another purpose entirely . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Dan Koboldt: ". . . very readable and highly enjoyable. . . . Characters that are more than the sum of their parts, a world that has so much to offer, and a story that races along apace . . . ” —SFF World on The World Awakening

Fantasy Science Fiction

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scared . I put an arm around her . putting the instruments ostentatious “ Contact it
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ISBN: UVA:X001121852

Category: Fantasy fiction

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Science Fiction

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have to yarn , some good cover pictures , some stories by " Women's World ” was
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ISBN: OSU:32435075050922

Category: Science fiction

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Future Science Fiction

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body . chest , arms and legs . GAIN MORE ... Amazing New Way developed by
modenn inedical science to put on weight on lean bodies . Guaranteed to give ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015332112

Category: Science fiction

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EC Comics

As a result, many white readers applauded the comic for putting science-fiction
tropes to good use by demonstrating the absurdity of Jim Crow. “Judgment Day!”
may be the only EC science-fiction comic to feature a black protagonist; however,
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Author: Qiana Whitted

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813566313

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

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Entertaining Comics Group (EC Comics) is perhaps best-known today for lurid horror comics like Tales from the Crypt and for a publication that long outlived the company’s other titles, Mad magazine. But during its heyday in the early 1950s, EC was also an early innovator in another genre of comics: the so-called “preachies,” socially conscious stories that boldly challenged the conservatism and conformity of Eisenhower-era America. EC Comics examines a selection of these works—sensationally-titled comics such as “Hate!,” “The Guilty!,” and “Judgment Day!”—and explores how they grappled with the civil rights struggle, antisemitism, and other forms of prejudice in America. Putting these socially aware stories into conversation with EC’s better-known horror stories, Qiana Whitted discovers surprising similarities between their narrative, aesthetic, and marketing strategies. She also recounts the controversy that these stories inspired and the central role they played in congressional hearings about offensive content in comics. The first serious critical study of EC’s social issues comics, this book will give readers a greater appreciation of their legacy. They not only served to inspire future comics creators, but also introduced a generation of young readers to provocative ideas and progressive ideals that pointed the way to a better America.

Putting the Questions Differently

A collection of interviews with the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature that serves as an invaluable companion to her work.

Author: Doris Lessing

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015038147685

Category: Authors, English

Page: 248

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A collection of interviews with the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature that serves as an invaluable companion to her work.

Science fiction Studies

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ISBN: UCSC:32106014156613

Category: Electronic journals

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Analog Science Fiction Fact

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105113521681

Category: Science fiction

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