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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 and is part of the education web pages of the nonprofit Astronomical Society of the Pacific. The listing currently has 195 entries organized into 40 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. The stories and novels listed deal with such topics as the dangers of asteroid impacts and exploding stars, the future exploration of Mars, the fate of travelers who... Show More


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Dr. Troy Tenhet
Dr. Troy Tenhet (Faculty)
9 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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