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Author Webb, Stephen, 1963-
Title New light through old windows : exploring contemporary science through 12 classic science fiction tales / Stephen Webb.
Imprint Cham : Springer, 2019.

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Author Webb, Stephen, 1963-
Series Science and Fiction Series.
Science and fiction (Springer (Firm))
Subject Science fiction -- History and criticism.
Science in literature.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 305 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
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.
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.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 27, 2019).
ISBN 9783030031954 electronic book
3030031950 electronic book
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-030-03195-4
OCLC # 1083043577
Additional Format Print version: Webb, Stephen. New Light Through Old Windows: Exploring Contemporary Science Through 12 Classic Science Fiction Tales. Cham : Springer, 2019 9783030031947 (OCoLC)1055265161.

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