paul-parsons Science of Doctor Who

ISBN 13: 9781840467376

Science of Doctor Who

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Paul Parsons is a scientist, journalist, and lifelong Doctor Who fan. He is a freelance contributor to various science magazines, including BBC Focus and New Scientist.

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"Do you have to be a Doctor Who fan to read this book? No, but it helps. And if you aren't when you begin, you will probably be one by the end."

(Charlene Brusso SF Site)

"Parsons deftly weaves a fascinating mixture of known fact, possible future development, and scant possibilities from the Who universe into an investigation that will appeal to Who fans and general readers alike. There should be a copy in the glove compartment of every Tardis."

(Colin Baker, the Sixth Doctor)

"A voyage to the outer limits of Who universe science. Fans of the show will be amazed how much real-world science lies behind the storylines."

(Stephen Baxter, author of Transcendent)

"This exploration of the long-running TV series delivers on its promise to answer the kinds of questions raised by the best of science fiction. The book takes readers on a satisfying romp through labs around the world where the show’s fantastical ideas are explained and, in some cases, shown moving closer to reality."

(Erika Engelhaupt Science News)

"Anyone who enjoys reading popular science magazines should get a kick out of The Science of Doctor Who."

(Cathy Green SFRevu)

"It had to happen that someone would write The Science of Doctor Who, and we're all very fortunate that Paul Parsons was the one who did it... If you only read one Science of XYZ book this year, make it this one."

(Don Sakers Analog Science Fiction and Fact)

"Parsons has written an engaging work accessible to lay audiences and interesting even to those not fanatical about the long-running BBC series... Accessible and entertaining, this is suitable for public and academic libraries and possibly also high school collections."

(Library Journal)

"Parsons, a scientist and journalist, is an unabashed fan of Doctor Who and does a good job of making the convoluted plots and characters decipherable, even to non-aficionados, and of explaining the research and science, often cutting edge, that has even a change of making the plots possible... Useful as popular reading and in courses covering the science of science fiction."

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