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Indistinguishable from Magic

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Antigravity Machines ! (six kinds) Space Warps! Black Holes! Strange Matter! Time Machines! Reactionless Drives! Faster than Light Drives! All the known ways to build real starships! Finally, someone who puts the "science" back in science fiction! Robert L. Forward, Ph.D. and physicist to the stars, gives us a tour of the "real" far-out physics theory being discussed by sc ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Baen Books
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This book takes its title from Clarke's Third Law ('Any sufficiently advanced technology is...'). The ideas and developments in this book contain fruitful seed for future science fiction writing, but Forward's own stories aren't the finest I've ever read.
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Robert Lull Forward, commonly known as Robert L. Forward, (August 15, 1932 - September 21, 2002) was an American physicist and science fiction writer. His fiction is noted for its scientific credibility, and uses many ideas developed during his work as an aerospace engineer.

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