It’s competition time here on Fringe Bloggers! To celebrate the release of Fringe Science: Parallel Universes, White Tulips, and Mad Scientists, we’re giving away four copies of the book to our lucky readers.
Each day over the next four days we’ll be giving you a chance to win a copy of the book, Fringe Science: Parallel Universes, White Tulips, and Mad Scientists, through various contests/challenges posted here on the site.
FIRST: What’s the book about?
The book features “a collection of essays that brings an intelligent eye to the science, science fiction, and pseudoscience of Fringe. It’s from Smart Pop Books and is edited by Kevin R. Grazier” (who you can also see on the “Behind the Real Science of Fringe” featurette on the season 1 DVDs).
Here’s Grazier’s introduction to the book:
Fringe has always been more than the sum of its parts—but its parts, too, are worth a closer look. The show combines a surfeit of mad science, some old-school sci-fi flair, and a dash of strawberry-milkshake whimsy to create the challenging, fascinating Pattern that keeps us coming back season after season and universe after universe.
Now, in Fringe Science, cutting-edge scientists, science writers, and science fiction authors and historians provide a smart, savvy, and accessible look at the world(s) of Fringe.
- MIT physics professor Max Tegmark illuminates the real-life possibilities of parallel universes
- Stephen Cass, founding editor of Discover‘s Science Not Fiction blog and a Senior Editor with Technology Review, unravels Fringe‘s use of time travel
- Award-winning science fiction historian Amy H. Sturgis walks us through the show’s literary and television ancestors, from the 1800s on
- Television Without Pity staff writer Jacob Clifton looks at the role of the scientist, and scientific redemption, through the ever-shifting role of Massive Dynamic
- Garth Sundem, bestselling author of Brain Candy, explores the mysterious way that memory works, from why Walter forgets to how Olivia remembers
- And more, from lab cow Gene’s scientific résumé to why the Observers should be wearing white lab coats
You can read more excepts over at http://www.smartpopbooks.com/book/fringe-science.
We’ll issue the first giveaway challenge later today, so keep them peeled if you fancy yourself a copy of the book.
*Note: to be in with a chance to win you must have a US or Canadian postal address for delivery of the book.