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* [[Science in the Re-imagined Series]], an article discussing the science of the [[Re-imagined Series|re-imagined ''Battlestar Galactica'']].
 
* [[Science in the Re-imagined Series]], an article discussing the science of the [[Re-imagined Series|re-imagined ''Battlestar Galactica'']].
 
* [[Astronomy of the Twelve Colonies]], a document that formed the basis of [[Quantum Mechanix]]'s [[Battlestar Galactica Map of the 12 Colonies|Map of the 12 Colonies]].
 
* [[Astronomy of the Twelve Colonies]], a document that formed the basis of [[Quantum Mechanix]]'s [[Battlestar Galactica Map of the 12 Colonies|Map of the 12 Colonies]].

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Book No. 1
Author(s) Patrick Di Justo
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The Science of Battlestar Galactica (Wiley Publishing, 25 October 2010, ISBN 0470399090), written by Patrick Di Justo and Dr. Kevin R. Grazier, is the official science guide to the Re-imagined Series.

It covers various topics, including electronic warfare, artificial gravity, sublight propulsion, the humanoid Cylons ability to interface with machines, and other facets of the Battlestar universe.

This book features a foreword by writer/producer Jane Espenson and an afterword by actor Richard Hatch.

Table of Contents

Foreword: by Jane Espenson.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: Moore’s Law.

I: Life Here Began Out There.

1. Are You Alive?
2. The Cylons: Man or Machine?
3. Are We Creating Our Own Cylons?
4. How Can Cylons Download Their Memories?
5. Cylon Intelligence and the Society of Mind.
6. A Dialogue Between A Smartass Fanboy and a Real Scientist, viz: The "Silica Pathways" to the Cylon Head.
7. Colonial + Cylon + Natives = Human?
8. The Colonial Pharmacopeia.

II: The Physics of Battlestar Galactica.

9. Energy Matters.
10. E=MC2.
11. Special Relativity.
12. General Relativity and Real Gravity (or Lack Thereof).
13. The Wonderful World of Radiation.
14. The Effects of Nuclear Weapons, or How the Cylons Can Re-Occupy Caprica After a Few Days but Not Dead Earth After 2000 Years.

III: The Twelve Colonies and the Rest of Space.

15. Our Galaxy.
16. A Star Is Born.
17. The Many Different Types of Planets.
18. Black Holes.
19. There’s No Sound in Space, and No Color Either.
20. Water.

IV: Battlestar Tech.

21. The Rocket’s Blue Glare: Sublight Propulsion.
22. Faster than Light: Galactica’s Jump Drive.
23. Artificial Gravity.
24. Navigation.
25. Battlestars, Raptors, and Vipers.
26. Toasters and Jam: The Complexities of Electronic Warfare.
27. How Did the Cylons Infiltrate the Colonial Computer Infrastructure?
28. So Where Are They?

Afterword by Richard Hatch.

Notes.

Author Biographies.

Index.

Notes

See also

References

  1. Phillips, Jevon (7 January 2009). 'Battlestar Galactica' countdown: Facebook was possibly built by Cylons (backup available on Archive.org) . Retrieved on 21 August 2010.

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