A Martian mining colony. A sailing ship plying the Void between planets. A mad alchemist unleashing an ancient evil. What more do you want?
Science and science fiction have common stories, thought experiments, and language. This book shows that relationship. It covers the magical terms that crystallized the futurists’ ideas and made them the common currency of our culture.
Barbara Barnett is Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org). Her debut novel, The Apothecary’s Curse was published by Pyr in October. She is also the author of Chasing Zebras: THE Unofficial Guide to House, M.D. (ECW Press)