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Written by a REAL physicist, it could be a hatchet job, and or pedantic and or boring. It is very good, interesting, informative and with humour. It treats Star Trek, its noble efforts to get things right, its sometimes dramatic rather than factual plot lines, its "unlikelyhoods, with great respect. For those interested in Physics and an enthusiasm for Star Trek, it is a must read.
A really interesting and informative book, even if you're not a Trekkie! I'm currently reading two of Mr Krauss's books, and neither are too scientific as to make them unreadable for a layman, but they do take you into the detail of modern physics. Overall I'm really enjoying his books.
This book manages to combine the immense complexity of modern theoretical physics and the wonder of how the universe really works in easy to understand descriptions based on the technologies used in the science fiction series "Star Trek". Sure, sometimes the physical theory surpassed my understanding, but I learned a lot and now want to learn more about the touched subjects. I suppose that's mission accomplished for L. Krauss.