Science and Fiction

Hollyweird Science: The Next Generation

From Spaceships to Microchips

Authors: Grazier, Kevin R., Cass, Stephen

  • Continues the entertaining and informative tour of how tv and movies transport hot topics in science to the public
  • Includes extracts from interviews with a dozen and more well known writers, producers, and directors
  • With a foreword by Zack Stentz writer of X-Men: First Class and Thor
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About this book

Informative, entertaining and upbeat, this book continues Grazier and Cass's exploration of how technology, science, and scientists are portrayed in Hollywood productions. Both big and small-screen productions are featured and their science content illuminated—first by the authors and subsequently by a range of experts from science and the film world. Starring roles in this volume are played by, among other things, computers (human and mechanical), artificial intelligences, robots, and spacecraft. Interviews with writers, producers, and directors of acclaimed science-themed films stand side by side with the perspectives of scientists, science fiction authors, and science advisors. The result is a stimulating and informative reading experience for the layperson and professional scientist or engineer alike. The book begins with a foreword by Zack Stentz, who co-wrote X-Men: First Class and Thor, and is currently a writer/producer on CW’s The Flash.

About the authors

Stephen Cass is an Irish science and technology journalist based in New York City. He has been an editor at Discover magazine and MIT Technology Review, and has written for outlets such as Popular Science and Nautilus. He has also edited several science fiction anthologies. He is currently geeking it to the max as a senior editor at IEEE Spectrum.

Kevin R. Grazier, Ph.D. is currently a professor of computer science at the United States Military Academy. Prior to West Point, Grazier was a research scientist for fifteen years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, working on the Cassini/Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan. Still an active researcher, he performs large-scale computer simulations of early Solar System dynamics and evolution. Grazier served as the science advisor for the features Gravity and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, as well as for the television series Eureka, Defiance, and the Peabody-Award-winning Battlestar Galactica.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Prologue: For Sake of Argument

    Grazier, Kevin R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • English Versus Sciencespeak

    Grazier, Kevin R. (et al.)

    Pages 29-50

  • The Many-Body Problem: The Culture of Science

    Grazier, Kevin R. (et al.)

    Pages 51-87

  • The Scarecrow’s Blunder: Mathematics and Statistics

    Grazier, Kevin R. (et al.)

    Pages 89-129

  • Let’s Get Digital: Computers in Cinema

    Grazier, Kevin R. (et al.)

    Pages 131-183

Buy this book

eBook $14.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54215-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $19.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54213-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hollyweird Science: The Next Generation
Book Subtitle
From Spaceships to Microchips
Authors
Series Title
Science and Fiction
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54215-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54215-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-54213-3
Series ISSN
2197-1188
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 420
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 126 illustrations in colour
Topics