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The Science Of Star Wars (New Book)

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    On Sat, 1 May 1999 12:40:53 -0400, in alt.alien.research Jeanne
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      On Sat, 1 May 1999 12:40:53 -0400, in alt.alien.research "Jeanne
      Cavelos" <jcavelos@...> wrote:

      >Hi. I'm the author of THE SCIENCE OF STAR WARS, which has just been
      >published by St. Martin's Press. The book explores the four STAR WARS films
      >and asks, how possible is that "galaxy far, far away"?
      >
      >I'm a STAR WARS fan from way back in 1977, when I went into a movie theater
      >and was completely blown away by George Lucas's vision. The STAR WARS
      >movies fueled my interest in space travel and the possibility of alien
      >life, which led me to become an astrophysicist and to work at NASA, and now
      >to write this book.
      >
      >The book has chapters on Planetary Environments, Aliens, Droids, Space Ships
      >and Weapons, and The Force. I discuss in depth what alien life might be
      >like, the factors controlling its formation, whether STAR WARS aliens are
      >plausible, and whether they are appropriate for environments we see them in.
      >
      >You can find further information, including an expanded table of contents
      >and excerpts from the book at my website:
      >
      >http://www.sff.net/people/jcavelos
      >
      >I'd be happy to answer any questions you have on the newsgroup, if you like.
      >
      >Best,
      >
      >Jeanne Cavelos
      >
      >jcavelos@...
      >http://www.sff.net/people/jcavelos
      >phone/fax 603-673-6234
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