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All the Wonder That Would Be Audiobook Summary

It has been argued that science fiction (SF) gives a kind of weather forecast—not the telling of a fortune but rather the rough feeling of what the future might be like. The intention in this audiobook is to consider some of these bygone forecasts made by SF and to use this as a prism through which to view current developments in science and technology.

In each of the ten main chapters—dealing in turn with antigravity, space travel, aliens, time travel, the nature of reality, invisibility, robots, means of transportation, augmentation of the human body, and, last but not least, mad scientists—common assumptions once made by the SF community about how the future would turn out are compared with our modern understanding of various scientific phenomena and, in some cases, with the industrial scaling of computational and technological breakthroughs.

A further intention is to explain how the predictions and expectations of SF were rooted in the scientific orthodoxy of their day, and use this to explore how our scientific understanding of various topics has developed over time, as well as to demonstrate how the ideas popularized in SF subsequently influenced working scientists.

All the Wonder That Would Be Audiobook Narrator

Alex Boyles is the narrator of All the Wonder That Would Be audiobook that was written by Stephen Webb

About the Author(s) of All the Wonder That Would Be

Stephen Webb is the author of All the Wonder That Would Be

Physicist Stephen Webb is best known as author of popular science books.

All the Wonder That Would Be Full Details

NarratorAlex Boyles
Length15 hours 29 minutes
AuthorStephen Webb
PublisherBlackstone Publishing
Release dateFebruary 02, 2023
ISBN9781799916192

Subjects

According to Blackstone Publishing, the Publisher of All the Wonder That Would Be Audiobook, All the Wonder That Would Be includes the following subjects: The BISAC Subject Code is Science, Physics, General

Additional info

The imprint is Blackstone Publishing. It is supplied by Blackstone Publishing. The ISBN-13 is 9781799916192.

Global Availability

This book is only available in the United States.

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