Lois H. Gresh (Co-Author, The Science of Superheroes)
3.15 – Aliens, Gods, & Heroes (11.16.11)
OIS H. GRESH is the New York Times Bestselling Author (6 times) and USA Today Bestselling Author (thrillers) of 28 books and more than 65 short stories, as well as the editor of anthologies INNSMOUTH NIGHTMARES and DARK FUSIONS. Her work has been published in 22 languages. SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. CTHULHU: THE ADVENTURE OF THE DEADLY DIMENSIONS (Titan Books, July 2017) is the first in a new trilogy of Sherlock Holmes thrillers from England’s premier publisher of all things Holmes, with Random House distribution in the USA. For 5 years, Lois was a staff book reviewer at scifi.com (now SYFY.com, the Science Fiction Cable Channel), and her work has been on national/international award ballots 8 times. She is a frequent Guest of Honor Author at large genre conventions and has appeared on television series such as The History Channel’s Ancient Aliens and Batman Tech. 
Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Flash, Spider Man . . . they protect us from evildoers, defend truth and justice, and, occasionally, save our planet from certain doom. Yet, how much do we understand about their powers?
In this engaging yet serious work, Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg attempt to answer that question once and for all. From X-ray vision to psychokinesis, invisibility to lightspeed locomotion, they take a hard, scientific look at the powers possessed by all of our most revered superheroes, and a few of the lesser ones, in an attempt to sort fact from fantasy. In the process, they unearth some shocking truths that will unsettle, alarm, and even terrify all but the most fiendish of supervillains.