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The Resource New light through old windows : exploring contemporary science through 12 classic science fiction tales, Stephen Webb

New light through old windows : exploring contemporary science through 12 classic science fiction tales, Stephen Webb

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New light through old windows : exploring contemporary science through 12 classic science fiction tales
Title
New light through old windows
Title remainder
exploring contemporary science through 12 classic science fiction tales
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Webb
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book presents the reader with some of the earliest classic SF short stories - all of them published between 1858 and 1934, featuring both well-known and long-forgotten writers - dealing for the first time with topics to which science had (some) answers only at much later stages. This includes aspects of alien life forms, transmogrification, pandemics, life on Mars, android robots, big data, matter transmission and impact events to name but a few. The short stories are reprinted in full alongside extensive commentaries which also examine some of the latest scientific thinking surrounding the story's main theme and provide the reader with suggestions for further reading. -- !c From publisher's description
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Webb, Stephen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN3433.5
LC item number
.W43 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Science and Fiction Series
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  • Science fiction
  • Science in literature
  • Science fiction
  • Science in literature
Target audience
adult
Label
New light through old windows : exploring contemporary science through 12 classic science fiction tales, Stephen Webb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life ... but not as we know -- Transmogrification -- Pandemic -- Life on Mars -- Artificial Intelligence -- Attractive Androids -- Big Data -- Faster than light travel -- Antigravity -- Matter transmission -- The sub-microscopic world -- Impact events
Control code
1055265161
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 305 pages
Isbn
9783030031947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1055265161
Label
New light through old windows : exploring contemporary science through 12 classic science fiction tales, Stephen Webb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Life ... but not as we know -- Transmogrification -- Pandemic -- Life on Mars -- Artificial Intelligence -- Attractive Androids -- Big Data -- Faster than light travel -- Antigravity -- Matter transmission -- The sub-microscopic world -- Impact events
Control code
1055265161
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 305 pages
Isbn
9783030031947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1055265161

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