Book Review: The Science of Star Wars by Mark Brake and Jon Chase

The Science of Star Wars: The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, Space Travel, and More! by [Mark Brake, Jon Chase]

I would heartily recommend this book to other closet scientists like myself.

It looks at 50 topics and tries to explain in real-life terms whether these things could happen. Is The Force real? How much would it cost to build a Death Star? Could a single blast from the Death Star destroy the earth? Can you build a light saber? And many more.

Mark Brake developed the world’s first science and science fiction degree in 1999. He also launched the world’s first astrobiology degree in 2005.

If you have advanced training in the sciences, this book may not be detailed enough for you. But the book is written in a way that I understood it while I was reading it. It was fun and thought provoking at the same time.

May The Force Be With You!!