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The Science of Stephen King

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"What a treasure house is this book! Robots, space aliens, Einstein, black holes, time travel -- these themes, and much more, from Stephen King's amazing books are opened up like toychests. It's tremendous fun, entirely educational, and a great tribute to King."--Peter Straub

"A fun, fun read."--F Paul Wilson

"The Science of Stephen King appeals to both the scientist and the long-time reader of Stephen King in me. Weinberg and Gresh use concepts from King's fiction as launching pads for in-depth explorations of concepts as diverse as ESP, pyrokinesis, time travel, artificial intelligence, quantum chemistry, alternate realities, string theory, and the possibility that we'll be visited by aliens or that we'll face a global pandemic. In a style reminiscent of science populists like Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov, they present challenging concepts in clear, easy-to-grasp language. If you've ever read Stephen King's works and asked yourself what's real and what could be real, you might be surprised by the answers Weinberg and Gresh provide. As they so cleverly explain, much of what Stephen King writes about in his novels is closer to reality than you might think."--Bev Vincent, Ph.D., author of The Road to the Dark Tower

"A superb overview of King's use of scientific concepts in his stories. And considering all the scary talk lately about pandemic flu, their chapter on The Stand is timely as hell."--Stephen Spignesi, author of The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia, The Lost Work of Stephen King and The Essential Stephen King

Just as Sagan and Asimov popularized science to the masses by making it entertaining and informative, so too do Weinberg and Gresh in this book as they boldly go to explore every nook and cranny in the Stephen King universe. Compulsively readable and thought-provoking."--George Beahm, author of The Stephen King Companion, Stephen King: Americas Best-Loved Boogeyman, and Stephen King from A to Z

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Paperback Editions

August 2007 : USA Paperback

Title: The Science of Stephen King: From Carrie to Cell, The Terrifying Truth Behind the Horror Master's Fiction
Author(s): Lois H Gresh
ISBN: 0-471-78247-5 / 978-0-471-78247-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wiley
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