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The Science of Stephen King: From Carrie to Cell, the Terrifying Truth Behind the Horror Masters Fiction

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Publisher Comments:


Advance Praise

What a treasure house is this book Robots, space aliens, Einstein, black holes, time travel--these themes, and much more, from Stephen King's amazing books are opened up like toy chests. It's tremendous fun, entirely educational, and a great tribute to King.

--Peter Straub

A fun, fun read.

--F. Paul Wilson

The Science of Stephen King appeals to both the scientist and the longtimereader of Stephen King in me. Gresh and Weinberg use concepts from King's fiction as launching pads for in-depth explorations of concepts as diverse as ESP, pyrokinesis, time travel, artificial intelligence, quantum chemistry, alternate realities, string theory, and the possibility that we'll be visited by aliens or that we'll face a global pandemic. Much of what Stephen King writes about in his novels is closer to reality than you might think.

--Bev Vincent, Ph.D., author of The Road to the Dark Tower

A superb overview of King's use of scientific concepts in his stories. And considering all the scary talk lately about pandemic flu, their chapter on The Stand is timely as hell.

--Stephen Spignesi, author of The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia

Just as Sagan and Asimov popularized science to the masses by making itentertaining and informative, so too do Gresh and Weinberg.Compulsively readable and thought-provoking.

--George Beahm, author of The Stephen King Companion

Synopsis:

" What a treasure house is this book Robots, space aliens, Einstein, black holes, time travel– these themes, and much more, from Stephen King’ s amazing books are opened up like toy chests. It’ s tremendous fun, entirely educational, and a great tribute to King." – Peter Straub

This is the first book to examine the science that wreaks havoc in many of Stephen King’ s greatest works. It offers a fun, penetrating probe into psi powers, quantum chemistry, longevity and genetic research, biological warfare, and more. A must for his tens of millions of fans.

Lois H. Gresh (Scottsville, NY) and Robert Weinberg (Oak Forest, IL) have written numerous books together, including The Science of Superheroes (0-471-46882-7) and The Science of Supervillains (0-471-48205-6).

Synopsis:

Advance Praise

"What a treasure house is this book! Robots, space aliens, Einstein, black holes, time travel—these themes, and much more, from Stephen King's amazing books are opened up like toy chests. It's tremendous fun, entirely educational, and a great tribute to King."

—Peter Straub

"A fun, fun read."

—F. Paul Wilson

"The Science of Stephen King appeals to both the scientist and the longtimereader of Stephen King in me. Gresh and Weinberg use concepts from King's fiction as launching pads for in-depth explorations of concepts as diverse as ESP, pyrokinesis, time travel, artificial intelligence, quantum chemistry, alternate realities, string theory, and the possibility that we'll be visited by aliens or that we'll face a global pandemic. Much of what Stephen King writes about in his novels is closer to reality than you might think."

—Bev Vincent, Ph.D., author of The Road to the Dark Tower

"A superb overview of King's use of scientific concepts in his stories. And considering all the scary talk lately about pandemic flu, their chapter on The Stand is timely as hell."

—Stephen Spignesi, author of The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia

"Just as Sagan and Asimov popularized science to the masses by making itentertaining and informative, so too do Gresh and Weinberg.Compulsively readable and thought-provoking."

—George Beahm, author of The Stephen King Companion

Synopsis:

Advance Praise

"What a treasure house is this book! Robots, space aliens, Einstein, black holes, time travel--these themes, and much more, from Stephen King's amazing books are opened up like toy chests. It's tremendous fun, entirely educational, and a great tribute to King."

--Peter Straub

"A fun, fun read."

--F. Paul Wilson

"The Science of Stephen King appeals to both the scientist and the longtimereader of Stephen King in me. Gresh and Weinberg use concepts from King's fiction as launching pads for in-depth explorations of concepts as diverse as ESP, pyrokinesis, time travel, artificial intelligence, quantum chemistry, alternate realities, string theory, and the possibility that we'll be visited by aliens or that we'll face a global pandemic. Much of what Stephen King writes about in his novels is closer to reality than you might think."

--Bev Vincent, Ph.D., author of The Road to the Dark Tower

"A superb overview of King's use of scientific concepts in his stories. And considering all the scary talk lately about pandemic flu, their chapter on The Stand is timely as hell."

--Stephen Spignesi, author of The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia

"Just as Sagan and Asimov popularized science to the masses by making itentertaining and informative, so too do Gresh and Weinberg.Compulsively readable and thought-provoking."

--George Beahm, author of The Stephen King Companion

About the Author

Lois H. Gresh and Robert Weinberg have written numerous books together, including The Science of Superheroes, The Science of Supervillains, and The Science of James Bond.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Where Science and Fiction Intersect.

1 From Proms to Cells: The Psychic World of Stephen King.

Carrie;  Firestarter;  The Dead Zone;  Hearts in Atlantis Cell;  The Green Mile.

2 On the Highway with Stephen King "Trucks."

3 They Came from Outer Space.

Dreamcatcher;  The Tommyknockers.

4 The Fourth Horseman.

The Stand.

5 Up the Dimensions with Stephen King.

The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger;  Insomnia.

6 Traveling in Time with Stephen King.

The Langoliers.

7 Parallel Worlds.

"The Mist;" From a Buick 8;  The Dark Tower; The Talisman.

8 Longevity and Genetic Research.

The Golden Years.

9 Evil, Obsession, and Fear.

The Tommyknockers;  Carrie;  The Talisman;  It;  The Stand; Danse Macabre;  The Shining;  Misery; "Night Surf."

Notes.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471782476
Author:
Lois H. Gresh and Robert Weinberg
Publisher:
Wiley (TP)
Author:
Gresh, Lois H.
Author:
Weinberg, Robert
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Science in literature
Subject:
King, Stephen
Subject:
General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Science
Subject:
King, Stephen - Knowledge - Science
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
History of Science & Medicine
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
August 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.14 in

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"Synopsis" by , " What a treasure house is this book Robots, space aliens, Einstein, black holes, time travel– these themes, and much more, from Stephen King’ s amazing books are opened up like toy chests. It’ s tremendous fun, entirely educational, and a great tribute to King." – Peter Straub

This is the first book to examine the science that wreaks havoc in many of Stephen King’ s greatest works. It offers a fun, penetrating probe into psi powers, quantum chemistry, longevity and genetic research, biological warfare, and more. A must for his tens of millions of fans.

Lois H. Gresh (Scottsville, NY) and Robert Weinberg (Oak Forest, IL) have written numerous books together, including The Science of Superheroes (0-471-46882-7) and The Science of Supervillains (0-471-48205-6).

"Synopsis" by , Advance Praise

"What a treasure house is this book! Robots, space aliens, Einstein, black holes, time travel—these themes, and much more, from Stephen King's amazing books are opened up like toy chests. It's tremendous fun, entirely educational, and a great tribute to King."

—Peter Straub

"A fun, fun read."

—F. Paul Wilson

"The Science of Stephen King appeals to both the scientist and the longtimereader of Stephen King in me. Gresh and Weinberg use concepts from King's fiction as launching pads for in-depth explorations of concepts as diverse as ESP, pyrokinesis, time travel, artificial intelligence, quantum chemistry, alternate realities, string theory, and the possibility that we'll be visited by aliens or that we'll face a global pandemic. Much of what Stephen King writes about in his novels is closer to reality than you might think."

—Bev Vincent, Ph.D., author of The Road to the Dark Tower

"A superb overview of King's use of scientific concepts in his stories. And considering all the scary talk lately about pandemic flu, their chapter on The Stand is timely as hell."

—Stephen Spignesi, author of The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia

"Just as Sagan and Asimov popularized science to the masses by making itentertaining and informative, so too do Gresh and Weinberg.Compulsively readable and thought-provoking."

—George Beahm, author of The Stephen King Companion

"Synopsis" by , Advance Praise

"What a treasure house is this book! Robots, space aliens, Einstein, black holes, time travel--these themes, and much more, from Stephen King's amazing books are opened up like toy chests. It's tremendous fun, entirely educational, and a great tribute to King."

--Peter Straub

"A fun, fun read."

--F. Paul Wilson

"The Science of Stephen King appeals to both the scientist and the longtimereader of Stephen King in me. Gresh and Weinberg use concepts from King's fiction as launching pads for in-depth explorations of concepts as diverse as ESP, pyrokinesis, time travel, artificial intelligence, quantum chemistry, alternate realities, string theory, and the possibility that we'll be visited by aliens or that we'll face a global pandemic. Much of what Stephen King writes about in his novels is closer to reality than you might think."

--Bev Vincent, Ph.D., author of The Road to the Dark Tower

"A superb overview of King's use of scientific concepts in his stories. And considering all the scary talk lately about pandemic flu, their chapter on The Stand is timely as hell."

--Stephen Spignesi, author of The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia

"Just as Sagan and Asimov popularized science to the masses by making itentertaining and informative, so too do Gresh and Weinberg.Compulsively readable and thought-provoking."

--George Beahm, author of The Stephen King Companion

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