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Science Fiction Stories with Good Astronomy & Physics: A Topical Index

This is an annotated topical index to science fiction stories and novels that use good astronomy. The listing currently has its entries organized into 40 topical categories, ranging from "anti-matter" to "Venus." It includes stories and novels by a number of scientists (some writing under a pseudonym) and by other writers who pay attention to the accuracy of their science. It is not designed as a complete index, but highlights stories that teachers have found particularly useful for making scientific ideas come alive for non-science students. This updated version has links to a number of stories that you or your students can read free on the Web. The stories and novels listed deal with such topics as the dangers of asteroid impacts and exploding stars, the future exploration of Mars, the... Show More


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Dr. Troy Tenhet
Dr. Troy Tenhet (Faculty)
11 years ago
This is a decent list. I see Asimov made the cut. Where is Bradbury? I'll look again. I suppose "The Long Rain" doesn't fit the bill since in the story, it's raining on Venus!
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