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'Hard' SciFi Stories with science

Discussion in 'Books' started by Tom, Feb 5, 2008.

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  1. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]This is a selective list of some short stories and novels that use more or less accurate science and can be used for teaching or reinforcing astronomy or physics concepts. I include both traditional "science-fiction" and (occasionally) more serious fiction that derives meaning or plot from astronomy or physics ideas. The titles of short stories are given in quotation marks; only short stories that have been published in book form are included. While one book source is given for each short story, note that some of the stories can be found in other collections as well. The author welcomes suggestions for additions to or subtractions from this list, especially if your favorite story with good science is left out.[/FONT]​
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]TOPICS:[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Anti-matter
    Archaeoastronomy
    Asteroids
    Astronomers
    Black Holes
    Comets
    Cosmology (The Universe as a Whole)
    Dark Matter
    Galaxies
    Galaxy (The Milky Way)
    Gravitational Lenses
    Impacts (of Asteroids & Comets)
    Jupiter (and its Satellites)
    Life Elsewhere (Plausible Examples)
    Light and Radiation
    Mars
    Mercury
    Meteorites
    Moon, The
    Neptune (and its Satellites)
    Neutrinos
    Neutron Stars
    Physics, Particle
    Pluto
    Quantum Mechanics
    Quasars
    Relativity (Special Theory of)
    Saturn (and its Satellites)
    Science in General
    SETI: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
    Solar System: General
    Space Travel
    Star Clusters
    Stars
    Sun
    Supernovae
    Telescopes
    Time
    Uranus (and its Satellites)
    Venus
    A Few Short Story Collections with Good Science
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  2. Black Mathias

    Black Mathias Twisted Mentat

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    Cool, thanks for the links Skwirl!
     
  3. Tom

    Tom An Old Friend

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    Its more of a resource than a link to the actual stories.
    Use it to help fine tune a reading 'watch' list
     
  4. edott

    edott last Lion in Baton Rouge

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    Thanks for the post i am going to have to go by my local library and check out a few of those books.
     

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