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The science in science fiction : 83 SF predictions that became scientific reality

Author: Robert Bly
Publisher: Dallas, Tex. : BenBella Books, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Science in Science Fiction is the ultimate reference guide to inventions and discoveries that first appeared in science fiction and were later conceived or pursued by the scientific community. From antigravity to parallel universes, from satellites to X-ray vision, The Science in Science Fiction examines these notions, pinpoints their fictional origins and explains how scientists are turning fantasy into  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Ouvrages de vulgarisation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bly
ISBN: 1932100482 9781932100488
OCLC Number: 56806278
Description: xiii, 367 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction : Science fiction as science prediction --
The Greatest science ideas that originated in science fiction --
Alternate energy --
Alternate universes --
Androids --
Antigravity --
Antimatter --
Artificial intelligence --
Artificial life --
Asteroids colliding with the Earth --
Atomic warfare --
Big bang, The --
Big brother --
Bionics --
Black holes --
Cloning --
Colonies in space --
Communication satellites --
Communicators --
Computers --
Cryogenic preservation --
Cyborgs --
Deep space exploration --
Dimensions, Other --
Electric cars --
End of disease, The (see "Immortality") --
Entropy --
ESP (psionics) --
Exoskeleton --
First contact --
Flying cars --
Food pills --
Genetic engineering --
Genetically altered food --
Giants --
Global warming (the Greenhouse effect) --
Holograms --
Immortality and longevity --
Interplanetary and interstellar travel (see "faster-than-light travel.' "first contact," "rocket ships") --
Internet, The --
Invisibility --
Jet packs --
Lasers and ray guns --
Life on other planets (see "first contact") --
Liquid metal. Men on the Moon --
Mind control --
Mutations --
Nanotechnology --
Neutron stars --
Nuclear energy --
Nuclear war --
Parallel universes and parallel worlds --
Plague, Humankind wiped out by --
Precognition, Predicting the future (see "ESP") --
Prehistoric creatures, Alive in modern timess --
Psionics (see "ESP") --
Radar --
Recreation of extinct species (see "cloning") --
Robots --
Robotic surgery --
Rocket ships --
Satellites (see "communication satellites") --
Shrinking (see "miniaturization" and "nanotechnology") --
Smart weapons --
Space elevator --
Space stations (see "colonies in space") --
Space travel (see "faster-than-light travel," "first contact," "rocket ships") --
Subsurface life --
Superbeings --
Supernova --
Suspended animation --
Telekinesis (see "ESP") --
Telepathy (see "ESP") --
Teleportation and transporters --
Televsion --
Terraforming --
Test-tube babies --
Time travel --
Transmutation of metals --
UFOs --
Undersea cities --
Virtual reality --
Waldoes --
Water, Global shortage of --
Weather control --
White dwarfs (see "black holes") --
Wormholes --
X-ray vision --
Appendix : The Runners-up --
Faster-than-light travel --
Force fields --
Miniaturization and shrinking rays --
Monsters --
Perpetual motion machines --
Star wars --
Superconductivity --
Superintelligent animals --
Utopian societies --
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Responsibility: Robert Bly.
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"The Science in Science Fiction is the ultimate reference guide to inventions and discoveries that first appeared in science fiction and were later conceived or pursued by the scientific community. From antigravity to parallel universes, from satellites to X-ray vision, The Science in Science Fiction examines these notions, pinpoints their fictional origins and explains how scientists are turning fantasy into reality."--Jacket.

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