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Science and Fiction

Incident on Simpac III

A Scientific Novel

Authors: Brugge, Doug

  • Introduces the field of data-driven social sciences into the realm of SF
  • Entertaining and skilfull blend of thriller and SF
  • Contains a non-technical appendix on the underlying science 
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About this book

A few hundred years into the future, a wave of space colonization follows a disastrous earlier attempt to inhabit nearby extrasolar planets. It is guided by a new computational method based on massive data-driven socio-cultural and socio-epidemiological modeling and using novel biological computers, fed with data on Earth’s history of successes and failures.

Yet, in the newly settled Simpac system, some unexpected and worrying anomalies begin cropping up, making an urgent expedition to the system necessary: is it the underlying data, the computations, or is some unknown entity tampering with the space colonization program? A race against time ensues as the lives of four strangers begin to converge.

While grounded in the social systems aspect, the author posits that the future is likely to be characterized by more biology-based tools than most contemporary science fiction – which most often relies entirely on non-biological hardware in terms of advanced technologies – predicts. The result is an entertaining and skillful blend of thriller and SF, complemented by a nontechnical appendix describing the underlying science.

 

About the authors

Doug Brugge holds a PhD in Biology from Harvard University and an MS in Industrial Hygiene from the Harvard School of Public Health.  He is currently a Professor at the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He has secondary appointments in Civil and Environmental Engineering and at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Active Citizenship and Public Service. Most of his work employs a community-based participatory research approach with a deep commitment to translating research into concrete policies and practices. He is the author of Particles in the Air: The Deadliest Pollutant is One You Breathe Every Day (Springer 2018). ​

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  • Due: March 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93160-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $29.99
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 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: February 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93159-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Incident on Simpac III
Book Subtitle
A Scientific Novel
Authors
Series Title
Science and Fiction
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93160-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93160-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-93159-3
Series ISSN
2197-1188
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 236
Topics