The Science of Superheroes

The Science of Superheroes

by Robert Weinberg and Lois H. Gresh
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 15/08/2007
  $26.39

The truth about superpowers . . . science fact or science fiction?


"An entertaining and informative guide to comic book wonders bound to come."

—Julius Schwartz, Editor Emeritus, DC Comics


Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Flash, Spider Man . . . they protect us from evildoers, defend truth and justice, and, occasionally, save our planet from certain doom. Yet, how much do we understand about their powers?


In this engaging yet serious work, Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg attempt to answer that question once and for all. From X-ray vision to psychokinesis, invisibility to lightspeed locomotion, they take a hard, scientific look at the powers possessed by all of our most revered superheroes, and a few of the lesser ones, in an attempt to sort fact from fantasy. In the process, they unearth some shocking truths that will unsettle, alarm, and even terrify all but the most fiendish of supervillains.


Lois Gresh (Rochester, NY) has written eight novels and nonfiction books as well as dozens of short stories and has been nominated for national fiction awards six times.

Robert Weinberg (Oak Forest, IL) is a multiple award-winning author of novels, nonfiction books, short stories and comics.

ISBN:
9780470250518
9780470250518
Category:
Science: general issues
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
15-08-2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Lois H. Gresh

Lois H. Gresh is the New York Times Bestselling Author (6 times) of 28 books and more than 65 short stories, as well as the editor of anthologies Innsmouth Nightmares and Dark Fusions.

She is a well-known Lovecraftian writer whose works have appeared in Black Wings of Cthulhu, The Madness of Cthulhu, and many other anthologies. Her work has been published in 22 languages.

Sherlock Holmes vs. Cthulhu #1: The Adventure of the Deadly Dimensions is the first in her new trilogy of Holmes thrillers. Lois is a frequent Guest of Honor Author at large genre conventions and has appeared on television series such as The History Channel's Ancient Aliens and Batman Tech.

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