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Old 07-16-2010, 08:38 PM
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Default The Science of Avatar by Stephen Baxter

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Who else is getting this?
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:47 PM
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I definitely have to get this.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:51 PM
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What exactly is it?


The description is not too descriptive...
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:52 PM
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Niiiiice!!!!
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:46 PM
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It looks great . But I would like to know more details first, what chapters will be there etc.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:49 PM
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So what is it?
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Stephen Baxter is a good sci-fi author who seems to know what he's talking about -- this might be worth investigating.

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James Cameron's Avatar is the biggest movie of all time. Such has been its effect on audiences that some have reported begin depressed at having to leave the vividly realised setting of Pandora to return to the real world. In the Science of Avatar, bestselling science-fiction author Stephen Baxter examines James Cameron's epic. Over twelve years, the Director created richly imagined world that had its roots in real scientific discovery. From journeys into deep space to anti-gravity unobtanium, from Pandora's extraordinary flora and fauna to transferring consciousness, Baxter reveals that we are closer to world of Avatar than we know. Stephen Baxter is the master of what-if?' science fiction. In the Science of Avatar he's written a book that will appeal to fans of both science-fiction and popular science. And a book that provides a glimmer of hope to those poor film-fans bemoaning their return to the earth after time spent on Pandora.
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:34 PM
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Stephen Baxter is possibly one of the most realistic scifi authors around, he has a real science background. He also writes epic books. What tbw said really
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It does look interesting, do want

Also, here's the link to buy it from Amazon's us site

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now thats better! Im in
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Old 07-16-2010, 11:51 PM
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*clicks order*

Yup Im getting this!!
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I've been wondering about the science behind the movie myself and am especially interested in the plants. I wonder if there's going to be an in depth book about the botany of Pandora...like the book that was mentioned. Now that would be cool!
This is a good one to add to the library of Avatar books. Which... I don't have yet.
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gaaaah now I wish I had money more than ever right now! I'll probable miss the re-release and now this books! =[ It sucks not being able to find a job XD
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So is it a novel?


A reference guide?


I dun get it!
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As much as I don't really care for Stephen Baxter (on the edge of disliking him, but not quite), this looks like quite the read.

...Although, I don't see how this'd be much different from the Survival Guide... ? Is any of his examination based on what Cameron actually wrote, or just lots of speculation? If it's firmly grounded in what Cameron intended, and has more information than the survival guide (particularly on the Eywa concept), then I'm absolutely buying this.

But as of now, on both descriptions for each edition (U.K. and U.S.) it doesn't give us much information on what this really is, other than Baxter's "examination of Avatar", for which the description is quite vague, and (to me) sounded like a bunch of hypothetical assumptions that have nothing to do with Cameron's vision.

Thinking out loud.

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