Science and Fiction

Science Fiction by Scientists

An Anthology of Short Stories

Editors: Brotherton, Michael (Ed.)

  • Authored by a new generation of scientist-writers following in the footsteps of classic science fiction authors
  • Brings together science and fiction directly from the frontiers of active research
  • Selected and edited by Mike Brotherton, astronomy professor, established SciFi novelist and member of the series advisory board
  • Each story is followed by a short summary of the real underlying science
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About this book

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.


About the authors

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 novels Star Dragon and Spider Star from Tor books, and founder of the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop for Writers. He is a member of the advisory board of Springer's Science Fiction book series.

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)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $14.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-41102-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $19.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41101-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Science Fiction by Scientists
Book Subtitle
An Anthology of Short Stories
Editors
  • Michael Brotherton
Series Title
Science and Fiction
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41102-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41102-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-41101-9
Series ISSN
2197-1188
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 214
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