Nine Musings on Time (eBook)

Science Fiction, Science Fact, and the Truth About Time Travel

John Gribbin

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Time travel is a familiar theme of science fiction, but is it really possible?

Surprisingly, time travel is not forbidden by the laws of physics – and John Gribbin argues that if it is not impossible then it must be possible.

Gribbin brilliantly illustrates the possibilities of time travel by comparing familiar themes from science fiction with their real-world scientific counterparts, including Einstein's theories of relativity, black holes, quantum physics, and the multiverse, illuminated by examples from the fictional tales of Robert Heinlein, Larry Niven, Carl Sagan and others.

The result is an entertaining guide to some deep mysteries of the Universe which may leave you wondering whether time actually passes at all, and if it does, whether we are moving forwards or backwards. A must-read for science fiction fans and anyone intrigued by deep science.



John Gribbin's numerous bestselling books include In Search of Schrödinger's Cat and Six Impossible Things, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Royal Society Science Book Prize. He has been described as 'one of the finest and most prolific writers of popular science around' by the Spectator.


The yarn of time ravels into a rich tapestry of both science and speculation, under John Gribbin's deft hand.David Brin, Hugo Award-winning science fiction writer, author of The Postman, the book that inspired the Kevin Costner movie

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ISBN: 9781785789182

Price: 7.99 GBP

Pages: 112

Publication date: 06/10/2022

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