Charles L. Adler is professor of physics at St. Mary's College of Maryland.
What a fun book! -Keith Cooper, Astronomy Now Invaluable for anyone wanting to write really accurate science fiction. -Popular Science For those who want to learn the hard facts about the realities of space travel or the chances for alien life . . . Wizards, Aliens, and Starships would be an admirable choice. -Sidney Perkowitz, Scientists' Bookshelf As a text for a course or as a vehicle for self-study, this book makes for interesting, educational and thought-provoking reading. -Mark Hunacek, MAA Reviews Adler does a grand job of showing just how powerful even basic maths and physics can be. -Robert Matthews, BBC Focus Magazine The physics is well explained and Adler offers entertaining examples. -Noel-Ann Bradshaw, Times Higher Education A rewarding and thought-provoking read. -Paul Sutherland, BBC Sky at Night One of The Guardian's Best Popular Physical Science Books of 2014, chosen by GrrlScientist One of Physics World's Top Ten Books of the Year for 2014 Co-Winner of the 2015 AIP Science Writing Award for Books, American Institute of Physics