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A product of a podcast of the same name, this book takes several popular movies and uses them as a backdrop to explore various topics — from time travel to robots.

Most movies get a bad rap when it comes to the science they show. Storytellers take liberties for a variety of reasons — not all of them bad. There’s plenty of actual science underpinning them though.

This book isn’t just paying lip service to the topics either — it asks some big questions and tries to provide some answers, or at least state what we don’t know.

Despite discussing some very big and complex ideas — like blackholes — it does so in an engaging way and it’s still a pretty easy read. Yet it highlighted some things I didn’t know on topics I had encountered before.

If you like science, but don’t want to get bogged down in too much detail, this is a nice way to dip your toe.

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Reviewed: 3rd October 2019