Fringe Science

Parallel Universes, White Tulips, and Mad Scientists
Product Number: EB00653215
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781935618911
Publisher: BenBella Books
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Description

Scientific experts explore the ideas behind the hit TV show. Fringe Science delves into the science, science fiction, and pseudoscience of Fringe with a collection of essays on everything from alternate universes to time travel to genetically targeted toxins, as well as discussions on the show's moral philosophy and the consequences of playing God. -MIT physics professor Max Tegmark illuminates the real-life possibilities of parallel universes -Stephen Cass, founding editor of Discover's Science Not Fiction blog and a senior editor with MIT Technology Review, unravels Fringe's use of time travel -Award-winning science fiction historian Amy H. Sturgis walks us through the show's literary and television ancestors, from the 1800s on -Television Without Pity staff writer Jacob Clifton looks at the role of the scientist, and scientific redemption, through the ever-shifting role of Massive Dynamic -Garth Sundem, bestselling author of Brain Candy, explores the mysterious way that memory works, from why Walter forgets to how Olivia remembers -Paul Levinson, award-winning author of The Silk Code, shows how Fringe re-invents themes from golden-age 1950s science fiction And more, from lab cow Gene's scientific resume to why the Observers should be wearing white lab coats.

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