The Science of Avatar by Stephen Baxter (out this month from Gollancz at £18.99) looks at the science behind the movie and was written with the support of director James Cameron.
“From journeys into deep space to anti-gravity unobtanium, from Pandora's extraordinary flora and fauna to transferring consciousness, Baxter and Cameron reveal that we are often closer to world of Avatar than we might imagine. Baxter is the master of `what-if?' science fiction. In The Science of Avatar he's written a book that will appeal to fans of both science-fiction and popular science.”