Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2016
By Kadri
Making Starships and Stargates: The Science of Interstellar Transport and Absurdly Benign Wormholes by James F. Woodward

The topic of travelling through wormholes and stargates and travelling quickly to interstellar distances had probably interested anyone who has ever watched Sci-fi series or movies where those concepts are used. Because the topic is so widely used in pop culture I feel like there are tens of books that deal with starships etc. 

What makes this book special? The author looks into published scientific papers in those topics on the possibility of travel at light-speed using different methods, looking into the physics and mathematics there etc. How might it be possible? Which laws of nature seem to forbid such travel? You can read all about that and much more in this book. 

The book is highly technical, very detailed and you do need some higher maths and  quite a lot of motivation to work through it. 
If you find though that it's a little too difficult, then the book also has excellent bibliography which can guide you either in the more popular books direction or to some more technical books.

I found that it was interesting, well written and followed a logical structure  so you see how the different principles and concepts are all necessary for it.


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