Sci-Fi in Popular Culture by Byron Magnuson

Sci-Fi in Popular Culture

byByron Magnuson

Kobo ebook | March 5, 2014

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“Sci-fi in Popular Culture” examines the world of science fiction television and film like you’ve never seen it before. Take a closer look at the spaceships, characters, and monsters that were created in such fan favorites as Star Trek, Deep Space Nine, Space: Above and Beyond, Battlestar: Galactica, and many more.

Author Byron Magnuson also asks the experts about the future of science fiction, and whether or not any of today’s imaginations would work in the real world.

Excerpt from Space Travel Chapter:

“If we’re going to have galaxy-spanning adventure and starships whose heroes don’t spend most of their lives accelerating rather than fighting aliens and injustice, then we’re going to need to cheat the speed of light. On the following pages are some of the ways that science fiction shows have allowed their heroes to break the speed limit.

Warp Drive

This type of drive – whether it’s called a warp drive, stardrive, or never mentioned by name – allows a ship to travel through the ordinary universe, but just much faster than it would ordinarily be able to.

Title:Sci-Fi in Popular CultureFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 5, 2014Publisher:Digital UnlimitedLanguage:English

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