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This book offers a clearly written, entertaining and comprehensive source of medical information for both writers and readers of science fiction. Science fiction in print, in movies and on television all too often presents dubious or simply incorrect depictions of human biology and medical issues. This book explores the real science behind such topics as how our bodies adaThis book offers a clearly written, entertaining and comprehensive source of medical information for both writers and readers of science fiction. Science fiction in print, in movies and on television all too often presents dubious or simply incorrect depictions of human biology and medical issues. This book explores the real science behind such topics as how our bodies adapt to being in space, the real-life feasibility of common plot elements such as suspended animation and medical nanotechnology, and future prospects for improving health, prolonging our lives, and enhancing our bodies through technology.  Each chapter focuses on a single important science fiction-related subject, combining concise factual information with examples drawn from science fiction in all media. Chapters conclude with a “Bottom Line” section summarizing the most important points discussed in the chapter and giving science fiction writers practical advice on how to incorporate them into their own creations, including a list of references for further reading.  The book will appeal to all readers interested in learning about the latest ideas on a variety of science fiction-related medical topics, and offers an invaluable reference source for writers seeking to increase the realism and readability of their works. Henry G. Stratmann, MD, FACC, FACP is a cardiologist with board certifications in internal medicine, cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Before entering private practice he became Professor of Medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed clinical medical research. Henry received a BA in chemistry from St. Louis University and his MD at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He is currently enrolled at Missouri State University to obtain a BS in physics with a minor in astronomy. His professional publications include being an author or coauthor of many research articles for medical journals, primarily in the field of nuclear cardiology. Henry is also a regular contributor of both stories and science fact articles to Analog Science Fiction and Fact....

Title : Using Medicine in Science Fiction: The SF Writer's Guide to Human Biology (Science and Fiction)
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ISBN : 26834016
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Number of Pages : 558 Pages
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Using Medicine in Science Fiction: The SF Writer's Guide to Human Biology (Science and Fiction) Reviews

  • Nachtreich
    2019-03-24 22:31

    Ci sono parecchi spunti interessanti, e diversi capitoli hanno indubbiamente una certa utilità per chi è interessato a scrivere racconti di Hard Sci-Fi (es.: il terzo, sui rischi psicofisici in ambienti a gravità zero, e sugli incidenti di varia natura - con conseguenze sull'organismo, o sulle tecnologie in dotazione). Se però per il racconto usi questo testo come punto di riferimento per la sezione biologica e quindi per una descrizione più dettagliata (es.: malattie congenite), anziché ricorrere alla manualistica, sei un povero stronzo.

  • Doug Farren
    2019-03-14 21:37

    If you are a writer of fiction, especially science fiction, then this book will give you far more information than you can possibly digest in a single reading. Buy it, read it, then use it as a reference.