An entertaining, maybe indispensable guide for film buffs everywhere.
"A grand roundup of technical movie masterpieces... praising scientific accuracy ( A Beautiful Mind) and exposing turkeys ( Volcano).
(Los Angeles Magazine
An engaging and fun read.
(Claude Lalumière Locus
Hollywood Science is great fun... I give it two thumbs up!
(David Schneider American Scientist
A fascinating read that will have you heading to your local DVD store.
This is a terrific book... Essential.
Hollywood Science is a treat for anyone who looks from their television set to the Moon.
(John Findura Fortean Times
An exceptionally accessible book, Hollywood Science provides a very good catalog of the ways Hollywood has used and abused science.
(Neil Easterbrook SFRA Review
The approach taken by Sidney Perkowitz is ideal and can accommodate science subfields such as cosmology, genetic engineering, volcanology, and robotics. I believe this book will be very valuable to bridging the gap between scientists, general readers, and non-science students. The book has great appeal for general readers and, in my opinion, will be a useful course book for college level courses in science and film. For the most part, the book is highly readable, provocative, and will be just plain fun to read for both general readers and college students.
(Brian Schwartz, Vice President for Research and Sponsored Programs, director of the NSF-supported Science and the Arts Program, and professor of physics at Brooklyn College)