The Science of Battlestar Galactica

  • by Patrick Di Justo, Kevin Grazier
  • Narrated by Tom Dheere
  • 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The official guide to the science behind the Battlestar Galactica universe.
Battlestar Galactica (BSG) has been called the best show on television, and as real as science fiction gets. It has dealt with issues of religious freedom, patriotism, terrorism, genetic engineering, and the ultimate science-fiction question: what does it mean to be human?
While the re-imagined BSG may not be packed with cool techie tools (the bad guys don't even have laser guns for frak's sake!), this book explains that the science in the series has a lot to say about the use of science and technology in our lives today.
What are the principles behind artificial gravity and sublight propulsion? Are Cylons men or machines? How are humanoid Cylons able to interface with computers? By tackling these and other intriguing questions, The Science of Battlestar Galactica takes us billions of miles away from Earth so that we can turn around and see ourselves from a different perspective.
The book tackles fans' most pressing BSG questions, from how an FTL drive might work to how the 12 colonies of Kobol could co-exist, to the principles behind Gaius Baltar's Cylon-detector. Featured are behind-the-scenes anecdotes and quotes from the BSG Series Bible. Included is a foreword by BSG co-executive producer, Jane Espenson, and an afterword by actor Richard Hatch, who played Tom Zarek in the reimagined series and Captain Apollo in the classic series.
Co-written by BSG's scientific advisor and a Wired contributing editor.
Packed with must-know details and scientific background, this thought-provoking book will help you see Battlestar Galactica as never before.


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All the dirt on the how and why of BSG

The Science of Battlestar Galactica gives the science savvy BSG fan an insiders look into the research and development that went into the making of the re-imagined series as well as a plethora of comparisons to our life, planet and star system. Excellent listen.
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- Wes

awesome info on an a awesome show

Smart writing is key for great television.

This book gives everything you could possibly want to know about the"nuts and bolts" of writing BSG and the reason behind the science of doing it the way it was done. It was a long shot from where the show came from in the first place.
If you are a fan of of this series then you will want this book.
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- Geoffery L. Williams

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-25-2011
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.