ANALOG SCIENCE FACT READER by Ben Bova

ANALOG SCIENCE FACT READER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A collection of twelve articles originally published by the sci-fi mag whose name is on the title of this stimulating and whimsical book. Although the info is occasionally presented in fictional terms, and often relates to future events, it is supposedly based on scientific research. Treatments range from highly popularized descriptions of bio-feedback devices and computers that play chess, to rather technical specifications of a hydrogen-oxygen car and the establishment of giant gravitation-free factories hundreds of kilometers above the earth. For those with their heads truly in the stars, there is a do-it-yourself piece on how to design flying saucers and comprehensible but detailed discussions of quasars and black holes -- including a wildly imaginative hypothesis that these as yet inexplicable entities are in fact giant intergalactic spaceships.
Pub Date: May 29th, 1974
ISBN: 031203220X
Page count: 211pp
Publisher: St. Martin's
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1974




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