Fringe Science: Parallel Universes, White Tulips, and Mad Scientists
Fringe has always been more than the sum of its parts--but its parts, too, are worth a closer look. The show combines a surfeit of mad science, some old-school sci-fi flair, and a dash of strawberry-milkshake whimsy to create the challenging, fascinating Pattern that keeps us coming back season... show more
Fringe has always been more than the sum of its parts--but its parts, too, are worth a closer look. The show combines a surfeit of mad science, some old-school sci-fi flair, and a dash of strawberry-milkshake whimsy to create the challenging, fascinating Pattern that keeps us coming back season after season and universe after universe.Now, in Fringe Science, cutting-edge scientists, science writers, and science fiction authors and historians provide a smart, savvy, and accessible look at the world(s) of Fringe. * MIT physics professor Max Tegmark illuminates the real-life possibilities of parallel universes* Stephen Cass, founding editor of Discover's Science Not Fiction blog and a Senior Editor with Technology Review, unravels Fringe's use of time travel* Award-winning science fiction historian Amy H. Sturgis walks us through the show's literary and television ancestors, from the 1800s on* Television Without Pity staff writer Jacob Clifton looks at the role of the scientist, and scientific redemption, through the ever-shifting role of Massive Dynamic* Garth Sundem, bestselling author of Brain Candy, explores the mysterious way that memory works, from why Walter forgets to how Olivia remembers* Paul Levinson, author of New New Media, shows how Fringe re-invents themes from golden-age 1950s science fictionAnd more, from lab cow Gene's scientific résumé to why the Observers should be wearing white lab coats.
Publish date: August 30th 2011
Publisher: Smart Pop
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
The essays were really interesting and fascination. I was totally nerding out in a good way.
As a series of essays on various areas within the show Fringe, this is a very interesting book but just not what I was looking for.Some of the essays where, of course, better than others and some very interesting parallels are drawn between the main characters (especially Walter Bishop) and great li...