I'm Working on That: A Trek From Science Fiction to Science Fact
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I'm Working on That: A Trek From Science Fiction to Science Fact

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"Beam me up, Scotty."®
During the 1960s, in an age when the height of technology was a crackly AM transistor radio, Star Trek™ envisioned a time when communication devices worked without wires.
Computers of the decade took up entire climate-controlled rooms and belonged only to the government and a few very large corporations. Yet Captain Kirk...more
ebook, 400 pages
Published August 2nd 2002 by Pocket Books/Star Trek (first published December 1st 1996)
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This is a good overview of a lot of things going on in science right now (ok, in 2001 or so, when this was written!). It's a little elementary for people who already have a grounding; on the other hand, it's so wide-ranging, taking in space, biochemistry, nanotech, etc., that even scientifically-minded people will probably find something they didn't already know about. I'd like to give it to my nephew Brian, who is part of the 3rd generation of Trekkers in our family, and who is interested in Tr...more
It was hoot traveling the country with Shatner and talking with some of the smartest people on the planet. The book is fun, but filled with a lot of fascinating science, all of it viewed through the creative technologies that Star Trek imagined from time travel to the holodeck. If you're a fan of science, or Star Trek or Bill Shatner, I think you'll like this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Christopher Carosa
May 25, 2013 Christopher Carosa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: geeks, scientists, technical wannabes and, of course, Trekkers
This is the book you would expect William Shatner to write. Here he is in the prime of the ascendency of the rebirth of his career, and you can tell he doesn't let it go to his head. It's chock full of self-deprecating humor that will spill over to deflate even your own blow-hardedness.
Bob Bello
Excellent, humorous, full of ideas for sci-fi writers and fans of the genre. This book may help you understand not only the actor/author but also grasp some great Star Trek (and sci-fi) concepts. Good read!
Clay Davis
A very interesting book. The best part of the book was how a F-16 with one wing safely landed.
A fun, self-deprecating look at cutting-edge technology foreshadowed by Star Trek.
Kunal Malhotra
Very interesting read for any Trekkie out there :)
Sandra Miller
A bit dated now, but I still enjoy reading it.
Jane Porter
Jan 21, 2008 Jane Porter rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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Recommended to Jane by: cats
Brilliant! I love it. I can't put it down!
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William Shatner is the author of nine Star Trek novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ashes of Eden and The Return. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Get a Life! and I'm Working on That. In addition to his role as Captain James T. Kirk, he stars as Denny Crane in the hit television series from David E. Kelley, Boston Legal -- a role for which he has won tw...more
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