Time Travel: A Writer's Guide to the Real Science of by Paul J. Nahin

By Paul J. Nahin

ISBN-10: 1-4214-0082-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-4214-0082-2

From H.G. Wells to Isaac Asimov to Ursula ok. Le Guin, time trip has lengthy been a favourite subject and plot machine in stories of technology fiction and myth. yet as any precise SF fan is familiar with, staggering tales approximately traversing exchange universes and swimming the tides of time call for believable technology. That’s simply what Paul J. Nahin’s advisor provides.

An engineer, physicist, and released technology fiction author, Nahin is uniquely certified to provide an explanation for the fine details of the way to spin such complicated theories as malicious program holes, singularity, and relativity into scientifically sound fiction. First released in 1997, this fast moving e-book discusses the typical and not-so-common time-travel units technology fiction writers have used through the years, assesses which might theoretically paintings and which might no longer, and offers clinical perception artistic authors can use to discover their very own manner ahead or backward in time. From hyperspace and faster-than-light trip to causal loops and the uncertainty precept and past, Nahin’s equation-free romp throughout time can assist writers ship their characters to the earlier or destiny in an exciting, logical, and clinical way.

If you ever desired to arrange the newest and maximum grandfather paradox—or simply desired to be aware of if the time-bending occasions within the most up-to-date pulp you learn may possibly ever happen—then this e-book is for you.

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By Paul J. Nahin

ISBN-10: 1-4214-0082-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-4214-0082-2

From H.G. Wells to Isaac Asimov to Ursula ok. Le Guin, time trip has lengthy been a favourite subject and plot machine in stories of technology fiction and myth. yet as any precise SF fan is familiar with, staggering tales approximately traversing exchange universes and swimming the tides of time call for believable technology. That’s simply what Paul J. Nahin’s advisor provides.

An engineer, physicist, and released technology fiction author, Nahin is uniquely certified to provide an explanation for the fine details of the way to spin such complicated theories as malicious program holes, singularity, and relativity into scientifically sound fiction. First released in 1997, this fast moving e-book discusses the typical and not-so-common time-travel units technology fiction writers have used through the years, assesses which might theoretically paintings and which might no longer, and offers clinical perception artistic authors can use to discover their very own manner ahead or backward in time. From hyperspace and faster-than-light trip to causal loops and the uncertainty precept and past, Nahin’s equation-free romp throughout time can assist writers ship their characters to the earlier or destiny in an exciting, logical, and clinical way.

If you ever desired to arrange the newest and maximum grandfather paradox—or simply desired to be aware of if the time-bending occasions within the most up-to-date pulp you learn may possibly ever happen—then this e-book is for you.

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