|ISBN:||0393020223 9780393020229 039332446X 9780393324464|
|描述：||220 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm|
|内容：||Introduction : Welcome to spacetime / Richard Price --
Can we change the past? / Igor Novikov --
Chronology protection : making the world safe for historians / Stephen W. Hawking --
Spacetime warps and the quantum world : speculations about the future / Kip S. Thorne --
On the popularization of science / Timothy Ferris --
The physicist as novelist / Alan Lightman.
|責任：||Stephen W. Hawking [and others] ; introduction by Richard Price.|
"Our minds tell us that some things in the universe must be true. The new physics tells us that they are not, and in the process it blurs the line between science and science fiction. Here are six essays by those who walk that line, moving ever further out in discovering the patterns of nature, aimed at readers who share their fascination with the deepest mysteries of the universe."--Jacket.