Books The Physics of Star Trek by Lawrence M. Krauss and Stephen W. Hawking Paperback, 251 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $15.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Physics of Star TrekAuthorLawrence M. Krauss and Stephen W. Hawking Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Introduces physics as it analyzes the science behind "Star Trek," explaining the intricacies of warp speed and showing the difference between a holodeck and a hologram. Genres: Arts & Entertainment Nonfiction Science & Health Also by Lawrence M. Krauss Hiding in the Mirror A Universe From Nothing Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Physics of Star Trek Opinion The Infinite Appeal Of 'Star Trek' May 14, 2009 Why does Star Trek refuse to go away? Commentator Lawrence Krauss thinks a large part of the continuing fascination can be traced to our many current crises, both financial and environmental.