The Big Bang Book Club meets next Tuesday. It’s one of a few science book clubs in America co-sponsored by a bookstore. All are welcome.
May’s book is Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel by Michio Kaku.
Teleportation, time machines, force fields, and interstellar space ships—the stuff of science fiction or potentially attainable future technologies? Inspired by the fantastic worlds of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Back to the Future, renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku takes an informed, serious, and often surprising look at what our current understanding of the universe’s physical laws may permit in the near and distant future. Entertaining, informative, and imaginative, Physics of the Impossible probes the very limits of human ingenuity and scientific possibility.
“A fascinating exploration of the interface between science and science fiction, extremely well researched, lively, and tremendously entertaining.”–Fritjof Capra, author of The Tao of Physics and The Science of Leonardo
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