For all you would be sci-fi writers and enthusiasts, let me introduce a good research material to read: “Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions and the Future of the Cosmos (2006)”. A well-known physicist and theorist, Michio Kaku wrote the title. If I had read this book before writing my novels it would have saved me a whole lot of time and energy spent in scientific inquiries.
Parallel Worlds etc. is written in laymen language so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand many concepts involved. The title although quite long, says it all. Kaku produced a step by step guide to physics and mathematical theories, naming past and present experts in several fields and he does a great job explaining their work: from Newton’s law of gravity to Stephen Hawking’s black holes, space-time and quantum physics. The book contains intensive bibliographical information entertaining theoretic principles wherein you could apply them for reference in college science classes. There are also accounts of DNA and biological transmutations for space exploration and time travel. In other words, science fiction may not be fiction after all.
Dimensional portals, DNA hybrids and black holes are topics playing important parts in my second novel. Although an imaginative and entertaining space adventure, “Macrocosmic Spin” now appears as conceivable. Thank you Michio!
Kaku’s sensitive approach to religions, philosophy and science intertwine into a tree of knowledge; small wonder Japanese anime applies such depictions in their sci-fi/fantasy collections. After reading Kaku’s book I appreciate more the ideas presented by many Manga writers.
Take your time reading Michio Kaku’s book and pause for thought. Skip a few chapters and read where your interests lie. Skipping chapters only made me want to backtrack to get a better picture of what many scientists are thinking as well as, their relentless pursuit to understand our relationship to the cosmos.