Khalid's Reviews > Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel

Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku
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Aug 07, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: audio-books, already-read
Read in August, 2009

This book is one of the best books in science. The approach the author follows is really interesting. He would take things that are available in science fiction, and discuss how they can be possible in real life, using real physics. He starts with attainable things, until he gets to the really impossible things.

This book gives you a very interesting perspective on physics, and is definitely worth reading for any science fiction enthusiast. Part of what I read from it is that science fiction writers are often visionary scientists. They build the imagination, that sometimes drives real scientists to find real discoveries.

It is really great also if you plan to write a science fiction novel one day, it gives you the scientific background necessary.

I would have to say, however, that the book started getting out of hand for me when it started discussing the more impossible stuff and how to attain them, and it started taking more stretches before actually getting to the point. If the author had taken more time in these parts and explained them more thoroughly, it'd have been more entertaining and beneficial.
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