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The Physics of Star Wars by Patrick Johnson
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really liked it
bookshelves: science, sf, space-opera, star-wars

Science fun in the Galaxy Far, Far Away!

To be honest, I didn't *finish* this (ran of out of time on my loan), but it's a very nicely done SCIENCE book that *uses* Star Wars as a launching point for all kinds of articles.

There's two ways to do this - the "buzzkill" way that essentially debunks the errors and inaccuracy of the stories. Maybe satisfying for someone with an axe to grind, but not that enjoyable.

This book does it the other way - "we see x, y, and z in Star Wars... how could that happen?" Then launches into analyzing the in-universe observations of the films, and moves on to explore what it would take in our reality. It's done gracefully and respectfully of the GFFA, real science, and the reader.

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Reading Progress

February 8, 2018 – Shelved
February 8, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
February 21, 2018 – Started Reading
March 21, 2018 – Shelved as: science
March 21, 2018 – Shelved as: sf
March 21, 2018 – Shelved as: space-opera
March 21, 2018 – Shelved as: star-wars
March 21, 2018 – Finished Reading

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