Using Medicine in Science Fiction The SF Writer’s Guide to Human Biology /

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. T...

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Main Author: Stratmann, H. G.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: Electronic
Language: English
Published: Cham : Springer International Publishing : 2016.
Edition: 1st ed. 2016.
Series: Science and Fiction,
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Online Access: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16015-3
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Table of Contents:
  • Dedication
  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface
  • How the Human Body Works: From Quarks to Cells
  • Hurting and Healing Characters
  • Space Is a Dangerous Place
  • Microgravity and the Human Body
  • Space Medicine: Paging Dr. McCoy
  • Danger! Radiation!
  • Suspended Animation: Putting Characters on Ice
  • Telepathy, Using the Force, and Other Paranormal Abilities
  • The Biology of Immortality
  • Sex in Science Fiction
  • The Promises and Perils of Medical Nanotechnology
  • Genetic Engineering: Tinkering with the Human Body
  • Stem Cells and Organ Transplantation: Resetting Our Biological Clocks
  • Bionics: Creating the Twenty-Four Million Dollar Man or Woman
  • Summing Up: Using Medicine in Science Fiction
  • Author Biography
  • Discussions of Specific Medical Issues in Science Fiction
  • Index.