Science Fiction By Scientists: An Anthology Of Short Stories by Michael BrothertonScience Fiction By Scientists: An Anthology Of Short Stories by Michael Brotherton

Science Fiction By Scientists: An Anthology Of Short Stories

byMichael Brotherton

Paperback | November 22, 2016

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This anthology contains fourteen intriguing stories by active research scientists and other writers trained in science.

Science is at the heart of real science fiction, which is more than just westerns with ray guns or fantasy with spaceships. The people who do science and love science best are scientists. Scientists like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and Fred Hoyle wrote some of the legendary tales of golden age science fiction. Today there is a new generation of scientists writing science fiction informed with the expertise of their fields, from astrophysics to computer science, biochemistry to rocket science, quantum physics to genetics, speculating about what is possible in our universe. Here lies the sense of wonder only science can deliver. All the stories in this volume are supplemented by afterwords commenting on the science underlying each story.


Mike Brotherton is a professor of astronomy from the University of Wyoming who specializes in observational studies of quasars, enigmatic objects powered by supermassive black holes. He is also the author of the well-reviewed hard science fiction novelsStar DragonandSpider Starfrom Tor books, and founder of the Launch Pad Astronomy Wor...
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Title:Science Fiction By Scientists: An Anthology Of Short StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:214 pagesPublished:November 22, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319411012

ISBN - 13:9783319411019

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Table of Contents

Mike Brotherton "Introduction".- Ken Wharton "Down and Out".- Jennifer Rohn "Tree of Life".- Andy Fraknoi : "Supernova Rhythm".- Ed Lerner "Turing de Force".- Tedd Roberts "Neural Alchemist"; Jed Brody "Hidden Variables".- Marissa Lingen "Upside the Head".- J. Craig Wheeler "Betelgeuse".- Stephanie Osborn "Sticks and Stones".- Jon Richards "One for the Conspiracy Theorists".- Carl Frederick "The Schrödinger Brat Paradox ".- Eric Choi "Fixer Upper".- Les Johnson "Spreading the Seed".- J. M. Sidorova "The Gatherer of Sorrows".

Editorial Reviews

"There are a total of fourteen, and each has a very useful afterword by the author explaining the background to his or her thinking. This is certainly a book that can be recommended." (Odyssey, Issue 46, March, 2017)"Here's another one for SI readers in general and Analog readers in particular: Fourteen stories by writers who are also working scientists or have extensive scientific experience. . This book would be another perfect gift for any Analog reader." (Analog Science Fiction & Fact, 2017)