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The Science of Dune : An Unauthorized Exploration into the Real Science Behind Frank Herbert's Fictional Universe - Kevin R. Grazier

The Science of Dune

An Unauthorized Exploration into the Real Science Behind Frank Herbert's Fictional Universe

By: Kevin R. Grazier (Editor)

Paperback Published: 11th December 2007
ISBN: 9781933771281
Number Of Pages: 232

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With Sandworms of Dune—the last title in the bestselling Dune science fiction series—due to be released in August 2007, sci-fi fans wanting to brush up on their Dune trivia and analyze the books from a fresh viewpoint will be able to do so with this definitive reference. Delving into the world of Dune, this guide offers fascinating scientific speculation on topics including physics, chemistry, ecology, evolution, psychology, technology, and genetics. It also scrutinizes Frank Herbert’s science fiction world by asking questions such as Is the ecology of Dune realistic? Is it theoretically possible to get information from the future? Could humans really evolve as Herbert suggests? and Which of Herbert’s inventions have already come to life? This companion to the Dune series is a must-have for any fan who wants to revisit this science fiction world and explore it even further.

"An indispensable volume for Dune fans everywhere, and another validation of Herbert's fictional universe as one of sf's towering achievements" --"Booklist"

Introductionp. vii
Melangep. 1
My Second Sightp. 21
The Biology of the Sandwormp. 29
The Dunes of Dunep. 49
From Silver Fox to Kwisatz Haderachp. 59
Evolution by Any Means on Dunep. 67
The Anthropology of Dunep. 83
The Real Stars of Dunep. 89
Prescience and Prophecyp. 111
Stillsuitp. 127
The Black Hole of Painp. 143
Navigators and the Spacing Guildp. 151
Memory (and the Tleilaxu) Makes the Manp. 167
Cosmic Origamip. 177
Suspensor of Disbeliefp. 207
The Shade of Ulietp. 217
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ISBN: 9781933771281
ISBN-10: 1933771283
Series: Science of Pop Culture
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 11th December 2007
Publisher: BenBella Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36