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Having said that, you will find the following pages much easier to understand if you have taken an introductory course in Physics in high school or whatever.As a boy almost everything I learned about science I learned from Isaac Asimov. I try very hard to use Asimov's clarity of making complex subjects understandable. This taught me the jargon of science, allowing me to replace confusing technical terms with simple English.In that case, look up the story or novel in The Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Keep in mind that whether you are designing a rocket for your SF novel, or for a science fictional wargame, the ship can be the center of attention.If the book is out of print, second-hand copies can often be found via Book Carol Maxwell: "What makes you think you can discover anything? Think about the proud series of vessels which formed the focus for high adventure.You will need one that handles natural logarithms (the key).To do square roots using the calculator program that comes with Microsoft Windows, use the "View" menu to set the view type to "Scientific", click the "Inv" checkbox, then use the "x^2" key.Vessels with names like Enterprise, Serenity, Rocinante, Discovery, Seaview .And ships that never quite made it, like the Strategic Star Command Galactic Cruiser Leif Ericson.
Characters in bad Hollywood Monster Movies might be able to sign off with a resigned admission that "there are things Man was not meant to know", but nothing could be more alien to the ethos of genre sf. If this frightens you, well, go have a seat over there by the trekkies.If you can master this website, you will be a steely-eye missile person; and any science fiction you create will have better scientific accuracy than 99% of the crap that is out there now.Plus along the way I'll leave you a few quotes from novels and observations that could spark some fruitful ideas to develop for your work. All the equations in the following are about high school algebra level.Secondly it gives a bit of "slice of life" illustration of how the concept relates to the world of the novel. They reveal themselves to nobodies who care."The point of this website is to allow a science fiction writer or game designer to get the scientific details more accurate.Thirdly I tend to use novels that I personally think are forgotten and under-rated classsics, hoping you will be intrigued enough to look up a copy of the novel. It is also to help science fiction readers and game players to notice when the media they are enjoying diverges from scientific reality. This web site might not be an adequate crib-sheet for media science fiction, but I'm doing my best.