From Science Fiction to Science Fact

From Science Fiction to Science Fact How Writers of the Past Invented Our Present

Hardback (03 Oct 2019) | English

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The iconic futurist artist and designer Syd Mead once described science fiction as 'reality ahead of schedule'.

In From Science Fiction to Science Fact, Levy explores the visions of the writers, futurists and far-sighted inventors who made those realities, from the direct influence of H.G. Wells on the atomic bomb and the tank, to the ambitious prototypes created by inventors ahead of their time, such as Nikola Tesla's remote-controlled drone ships. The history and development of each technology is detailed and related in context, exploring the road from prescient fictional representation to real-life technology. Meet the greatest names and works in sci-fi, from Jules Verne and Aldous Huxley to Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov, Star Trek to the Bionic Man, alongside visionary inventors such as Tesla and Wernher von Braun.

'What the writers of modern science fiction invent today, you and I will do tomorrow - J.G. Ballard.

Book information

ISBN: 9780233006093
Publisher: Welbeck Publishing
Imprint: Andre Deutsch
Pub date:
DEWEY: 809.38762
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 876g
Height: 193mm
Width: 244mm
Spine width: 22mm