The Science of Superheroes
The truth about superpowers . . . science fact or science fiction?
"An entertaining and informative guide to comic book wonders bound to come."
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.
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Review: The Science of SuperheroesUser Review - miaaa - Goodreads
#2013-1 So as reading this book some of well-known superheroes are proved either impossible or probable, scientifically of course. Some hardcore geeks might defend their heroes. But Mia tends to go ... Read full review
Review: The Science of SuperheroesUser Review - Tulpesh Patel - Goodreads
It's been ten years since The Science of Superheroes by Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg was published. Over that time, and especially in the five years or so that the book has been on my shelf, there ... Read full review