By Jayant V. Narlikar
This selection of technological know-how fiction writings through Jayant V. Narlikar deals readers a special glimpse into the world-famous Indian astrophysicist’s brilliant and hugely ingenious suggestions and stories.
The fictional fabric contains a witty brief tale ("The infrequent idol of Ganesha") that cleverly explores the prospective outcomes of a mirror-symmetric person within the context of cricket attempt fit performances, in addition to the fast moving, gripping technology fiction mystery "The go back of Vaman": whilst an alien box is unearthed by means of a staff of scientists, the large strength technological purposes of its contents deliver a number of legal parts at the scene – but if the true possibility turns into obvious it really is nearly too overdue to avoid wasting humanity.
Last yet now not least, the ebook presents readers with huge insights into the genesis and medical heritage of the fictitious fabric awarded during this quantity, in addition to an autobiographical account of the author’s life-long curiosity in technological know-how fiction and his contributions to the genre.
About the author:
Jayant V. Narlikar is the world over recognized for his paintings in cosmology, specifically for championing types replacement to the normal big-bang concept. He was once president of the cosmology fee of the foreign Astronomical Union from 1994 to 1997. He has bought a number of nationwide and overseas awards and honorary doctorates - he's a Bhatnagar awardee, in addition to recipient of the M.P. Birla award, the Prix Janssen of the French Astronomical Society and an affiliate of the Royal Astronomical Society of London. he's Fellow of the 3 Indian nationwide technology academies in addition to of the 3rd global Academy of Sciences. well past his clinical learn, Prof. Narlikar is celebrated as a technological know-how communicator via his books, articles and radio/TV courses and he used to be venerated by way of the UNESCO in 1996 with the Kalinga Award.
He made his debut in technological know-how fiction writing in 1974, by means of profitable the head prize within the tale writing festival prepared via the Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, a non-governmental association engaged in technology popularization.