Future Proof (Paperback)
The Greatest Gadgets and Gizmos Ever Imagined
Nick Sagan, Andy Walker, Mark Frary
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This title charts from prototype to realization the real-life technical evolution of 50 of the most poplar science-fiction inventions. It is essential reading for the technology addict or SF film fan.Detailing the history, the reality and the tech spec of 50 of science fiction’s most brilliant crime-fighting, space-travelling, remote controlled, lightspeed, artificially intelligent inventions, “Future Proof” is required reading for anyone who knows their wormhole from their black holes…It features: “Buck Rogers'” jetpack, “Jetsons” – Flying cars, “Star Trek’s” transporters, “The Six Million-Dollar Man’s” cyborg, “Sleeper’s” Orgasmatron, “2001’s” artificial intelligence, “Lost in Space’s” remote controlled robots, “Vanilla Sky’s” Cryonics, “Star Wars'” Warp Drives, “Back to the Future’s” time travel, “Total Recall’s” Terraforming, “Doctor Who’s” robot pets, “Galatic Patrol’s” Cybernetics, “A Fall of Moondust’s” space tourism, “Stargate’s” wormholes and “Brave New World’s” Hypnopedia.
Nick Sagan is the son of astronomer Carl Sagan and the author of the bestselling SF novels Idlewild, Edenborn and Everfree. Mark Frary is a science journalist whose work has appeared in The Times and many other newspapers and magazines. Andy Walker currently hosts and produces a video podcast at www.labrats.tv