The Science of Doctor Who - Paul Parsons

Doctor Who, television's longest-running science fiction series according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is much more than just science fiction. As The Doctor - the world's most well-known Traveling Time Lord - has captured millions of hearts and minds worldwide during the past 50 years, science fiction has moved closer to science fact. Could it be that Dr. Who's TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension In Space) is the time-traveling vehicle that H.G. Wells envisioned back in the late 1800's?

In The Science of Doctor Who, author/scientist/journalist and frequent contributor to BBC Focus and New Scientist, Paul Parsons, looks back at 50 years of the Doctor and applies real science to his never-ending universe. Parsons dissects the whole notion of time travel and more, including just how does The Doctor's old-fashioned police box work, and why time travel just might become reality sooner than we think.

Learn who the Time Lords are, how we might be able to regenerate like them someday, and how the robotics used in the incredibly popular show are startlingly similar to real-world applications. Time travel may be just around the corner, and a working sonic screwdriver just might already be a reality.

With his perfect blend of science fact with science fiction, Parsons delivers a must-read for anyone who loves science and/or Doctor Who. Either way, you'll come away with wanting to binge-watch the show, as well as gain some mind-boggling knowledge about how science fiction is quickly becoming science fact.


  • Condition: New in New dust jacket. Glued binding. Paper over boards
  • Edition: First Edition - Published May 5, 2010
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press / Baltimore
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8018-9560-9
  • ISBN-10 0-8018-9560-X
  • Pages: 328
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