The Science of The X-Files The Truth by Michael White

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Jeanne Cavelos feels that "The X-Files is actually the television drama most concerned with science today, incorporating recent discoveries and exploring the limits and values of science."Cavelos's guide to the science behind the stories can be a little confusing if you're not an X-phile (it could use a glossary), but it is a treasure-trove of gross science facts you'll enjoy even if you've /5(6).

The book is a little self-indulgent at first, but after introduction/forward, I found the bulk of the book to be engaging and interesting for X-files fans and amateur scientists. Read more Helpful/5(22). The Science of The X-Files book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. He was a science editor of British GQ, a columnist for the Sunday Express in London and, 'in a previous incarnation', he was a member of the band the Thompson Twins ().

Books by Michael White/5. I Want to Believe (In the Science of “The X-Files”) In some scenes, the television show is theater of the absurd, but in others, you can bet the science is solid with biologist Anne Simon on.

Love all the secret government stuff taking place on The X-Files. This is the book for you. Jacobsen has written a Pulitzer-nominated, comprehensive history of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, the Defense Department’s most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency.

The X-Files fiction. Apart from the following series of books, there has also been a Fight the Future book based on The X Files Movie, written by Elizabeth Hand, as well as The X-Files: I Want to Believe by Max Allan Collins. Juvenile Series (Middle Grade) X Marks the Spot by Les Martin (); Darkness Falls by Les Martin (Darkness Falls); Tiger, Tiger!, by Les Martin (Fearful Symmetry).

by multiple authors includes books The X-Files: Goblins, Whirlwind, The X-Files: Ground Zero, and several more. See the complete The X-Files series book list in.

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The book makes for a great read for the science amateur and informed X-Files fan, it invites the reader to enter the mindset of a scientific researcher questioning everything and attempting to reconcile facts in order to come up with theories — a quintessentially x-philian activity.

By pushing science to its furthest, most marvelous extremes, "The X-Files" has captivated us with stories more strange and surreal than we'd ever dreamed possible. But are they as far-fetched as they look. With the help of leading experts, scientist Jeanne Cavelos explores the scientific theories -- and supporting research -- that shed light on some of the series' most bizarre and compelling 3/5(1).

The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television series created by Chris original television series aired from Septem to on Fox. The program spanned nine seasons, with episodes.A short tenth season consisting of six episodes premiered on Januand concluded on Febru Following the ratings success of this revival, Fox No.

of episodes: (list of episodes). Parents need to know that The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird features Fox Mulder and Dana Scully -- the main characters in the popular science fiction TV series The X-Files-- as children, getting spooked during a backyard of the scary things they see and hear are easily explained, but they soon discover there really are aliens in the backyard.3/5.

X-Files has 17 entries in the series. Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and videos from thousands of public libraries worldwide. The Science of the X-Files Jeanne Cavelos, Author, Jeanne Cablos, Author Berkley Publishing Group $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

What we see in this book is a side of Mulder that is rarely seen in the X-Files and I think that really adds to the popularity of the show. I have read other books about the X-Files and have always been drawn to these books because of the use of flashbacks and other things.

TV’s popular X-Files, criticized for peddling woo-woo ideas, is actually careful to preserve scientific accuracy’so says the show’s science consultant. Simon (Biochemistry/Univ. of Mass., Amherst) was a fan of the show before she discovered that its creator, Chris Carter, was a family : Anne Simon.

X-Files fans rejoice. Mulder and Scully have returned. But if spending every Sunday night in the X-Files isn’t enough paranormal extraterrestrial joy for you, we have eight books for X-Files fans that will satisfy the show’s most hardcore fan base.

Yes, even those who dress up as Mulder and Scully every : Jessica Ferri. Premiering in on FOX Network, The X-Files followed the investigations of two FBI special agents, Fox Mulder and Dr.

Dana Scully as they pursued the supernatural, the bizarre, and the alien, as well as the government conspiracies at work to conceal the truth of their existence. For nine seasons, Chris Carter’s series broke new ground in complex narrative television by integrating science.

Alyssa Rosenberg is watching the first season of X-Files (for the first time!) and thinks the show can't quite decide whether it wants to be more about science or more about magic.

The show is Author: Erik Kain. “Project Blue Book,” which premieres Tuesday on History, is a casually enjoyable period science-fiction series, easy enough to describe as a “fact-based” cousin of “The X-Files,” minus.

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Parents need to know that Agent of Chaos: The X-Files Origins, Book 1, by YA author Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures), is based on the popular X-Files TV show and depicts one of its lead characters, Fox Mulder, as a teen in The plot revolves around a villain who kidnaps and murders young children, but the level of actual violence is low.

A supporting character dies by having his neck 4/5. An area professor who has been a science adviser to ‘The X-Files’ since the series began in the s tells WTOP that much of the science in this science-fiction show is true.

A novel based on the Emmy Award-winning television series created by Chris Carter. When a disease-ravaged body is found in the smoldering ruins of the federally funded DyMar genetic research lab, Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully fear that a deadly, man-made plague is on the loose.

With Simon's extraordinary gift for explaining complicated, cutting-edge science in a light, accessible style, and her behind-the-scenes commentary on the development of various plot lines, The Real Science Behind the X-Files will appeal to science buffs and X-Files aficionados ed on: Octo 26 Feb Real talk: I’m obsessed with The X r it’s Mulder’s unrelenting determination to find the truth or Scully’s constant skepticism, the show always keeps you on your toes and leaves you questioning everything you once believed.

After delving into the paranormal for years as The X-Files' resident sceptic Dr Dana Scully, actor Gillian Anderson is set to create her own science-fictional universe – but this time in print.

The X Files appealed to a large television audience, even to people who were not normally science fiction fans. A wide array of franchise products followed after the first few seasons, including comic books, magazine, T-shirts, video and computer games.

Ina motion picture was released under the title The X-Files: Fight the Future. It was. New Yorkers Fall Victim To Hilarious 'X-Files' Alien Prank The Truth is Right Here: Scientist Finds Large-Scale Conspiracies Are Unsustainable The Science of The X-Files: Cryonics, Immortality. The X-Files Origins.

JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times bestselling and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Deep Silence, Kill Switch, Predator One, Code Zero, Fall of Night, Patient Zero, the Pine Deep Trilogy, The Wolfman, Zombie CSU, and They Bite, among V-Wars series has been adapted by Netflix, and his work for Marvel Comics includes The Punisher, Wolverine, DoomWar.

Get this from a library. The science of The X-files. [Jeanne Cavelos] -- "Explores the scientific theories -- and supporting research -- that shed light on some of the series' most bizarre and compelling episodes.". The weaknesses of “The X-Files”—tendentious dialogue, an alien conspiracy that made no sense—were obvious from the beginning.

Still, the Author: Joshua Rothman. JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times best-selling and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning suspense author, editor, comic book writer, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/ was named one of Today’s Top Ten Horror Writers. His books have been sold in more than two-dozen countries.

Among his numerous book and comic credits are Brand: IDW Publishing. An examination of the science behind the kinds of paranormal phenomena which are featured in the television series, "The X Files".

Michael White, the author of "Stephen Hawking - a Life in Science", sets out to show how unbelievable things can remain within the limits of science. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Alt.

History, Postmodern Lit., and more are all welcome here. **The key is that it be speculative, not that it fit some arbitrary genre guidelines**. Any sort of link or text post is welcome as long as it is about printed / text / static SF material. Simon, who wrote the book The Real Science Behind the X Files, was inspired to come up with the idea of a genetic switch by the large amount of so-called junk DNA in humans.

Only about percent. Science and the X-files Richard Dawkins complains that a healthy enthusiasm for the unknown is being abused by the media's obsession with the paranormal.

To fight back, real science must move from the laboratory into the culture. The Philosophy of The X-Files, edited by Dean A. Kowalski The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick, edited by Jerold J. Abrams The Philosophy of Neo-Noir, edited by Mark T. Conard The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese, edited by Mark T.

Conard The Philosophy of Science Fiction. The X-Files season finale was mesmerizingly exploded, every bullet wound was a headshot, half the main characters died. Agent Mulder killed everybody, and. The series' science consultant, Anne Simon, a virologist at the University of Massachusetts, wrote a non-fiction book in titled "The Real Science Behind the X-Files: Microbes, Meteorites, and Mutants".

I had fun reading this book; I don't think this had much to do with flying cross-country at the time. I doubt that anyone who entertains the belief that the X-Files have even a shred of scientific plausibility will not be enlightened by reading this book, but fans of the show who like esoterica, or mind games, should find it amusing and instructive.

The X-Files commanded an intimacy with its viewers that made it feel more like reading a book than watching TV.

For the uninitiated, The X-Files was/is one of. The second YA X-files book and now its Dana Scully’s turn. I was not expecting to like this book as much as I did.

Dana was the more boring of the characters on the series but Jonathan Maberry turned in a real page turner.

This is the first time that I have actually read his .

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