ALSO BY LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS
The Physics of Star Trek
Fear of Physics: A Guide for the Perplexed
The Fifth Essence: The Search for Dark Matter
in the Universe
to the End of Time
LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Krauss, Lawrence Maxwell.
Beyond Star Trek : Physics from alien invasions to the end of
time / by Lawrence M. Krauss. — 1st ed.
1. Space sciences. 2. Life on other planets. 3. Space flight.
97 98 99 00 01 •/RRD 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
In Memory of Carl Sagan
They'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain ..
Choose Your Poison
To Be or Not to Be
To Boldly Go . . . If We Can Afford It
A Cosmic Game of Golf
There, and Back Again?
Seeing Is Believing
Gambling on the Galaxy
The Restaurant at the End of
May the Force Be with You
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know
It's About Time
TWELVE All Good Things . . .
THIRTEEN The Measure of a Man
FOURTEEN The Ghost in the Machine
FIFTEEN The Final Frontier?
These are the days of miracle and wonder.
I have been asked innumerable times since the publication of
my last book, The Physics of Star Trek, to talk about the rela-
tionship of science to science fiction. I think the connection is a