From Science Fiction to Science Fact

Hardback edition released 03/10/2019

by Levy. Joel

From Science Fiction to Science Fact Synopsis

The iconic futurist artist and designer Syd Mead once described science fiction as 'reality ahead of schedule'. In From Science Fiction to Science Fact, Levy explores the visions of the writers, futurists and far-sighted inventors who made those realities, from the direct influence of H.G. Wells on the atomic bomb and the tank, to the ambitious prototypes created by inventors ahead of their time, such as Nikola Tesla's remote-controlled drone ships. The history and development of each technology is detailed and related in context, exploring the road from prescient fictional representation to real-life technology. Meet the greatest names and works in sci-fi, from Jules Verne and Aldous Huxley to Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov, Star Trek to the Bionic Man, alongside visionary inventors such as Tesla and Wernher von Braun. 'What the writers of modern science fiction invent today, you and I will do tomorrow - J.G. Ballard.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780233006093
Publication date: 3rd October 2019
Author: Levy. Joel
Publisher: Andre Deutsch Ltd an imprint of Welbeck Publishing Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Primary Genre Science Fiction

About Levy. Joel

Joel Levy is a writer and journalist specialising in science, nature and technology for younger audiences. His writing explores both mainstream science and weird technology, from chemistry and physics to death-rays and biomimetic robots. His books include Really Useful, the science and history of everyday technology; Poison: A Social History, Newton's Notebooks, Phobiapedia and A Bee in a Cathedral.

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