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The Time Machine Hypothesis

Extreme Science Meets Science Fiction

Authors: Broderick, Damien

  • An entertaining whirlwind tour of conceivable time travel scenarios​
  • Delivers solid science about the prospects for time machines
  • Explores familiar and more imaginative possibilities for travel in the 4th dimension
  • Calls upon some 50 significant science fiction texts
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  • Due: August 12, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16178-1
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About this book

Every age has characteristic inventions that change the world. In the 19th century it was the steam engine and the train. For the 20th, electric and gasoline power, aircraft, nuclear weapons, even ventures into space. Today, the planet is awash with electronic business, chatter and virtual-reality entertainment so brilliant that the division between real and simulated is hard to discern. But one new idea from the 19th century has failed, so far, to enter reality—time travel, using machines to turn the time dimension into a two-way highway. Will it come true, as foreseen in science fiction? Might we expect visits to and from the future, sooner than from space? That is the Time Machine Hypothesis, examined here by futurist Damien Broderick, an award-winning writer and theorist of the genre of the future. Broderick homes in on the topic through the lens of science as well as fiction, exploring some fifty different time-travel scenarios and conundrums found in the science fiction literature and film.


About the authors

Damien Broderick is an award-winning novelist, critic and theorist who holds a doctorate in the comparative discourse analysis of the sciences and humanities. He has published 75 books, some of them collaboratively or as editor. An Australian, he currently lives in San Antonio, Texas. His latest book is Consciousness and Science Fiction, also from Springer. 

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: August 12, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16178-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $27.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: July 15, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16177-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Time Machine Hypothesis
Book Subtitle
Extreme Science Meets Science Fiction
Authors
Series Title
Science and Fiction
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16178-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16178-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-16177-4
Series ISSN
2197-1188
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 244
Topics