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This is a selective list of some short stories and novels that use more or less accurate science. They can be used for teaching or reinforcing astronomy or physics concepts. Both traditional "science-fiction" and (occasionally) more serious fiction that derives meaning or plot from astronomy or physics ideas are included.  Almost 200 stories in 40 subject categories are listed, including a good number that relate to relativity, black holes, and cosmology.
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Astronomy
- Astronomy Education
General Physics
- General
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
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© 2019 Andrew Fraknoi
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astronomy physics concepts, fiction in physics, fiction stories with physics, novels, science fiction, short stories
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Metadata instance created December 22, 2003 by Kara Lehman
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Author: Bruce, ComPADRE Dir
Posted: August 3, 2006 at 8:14PM
Source: The Astronomy Center collection

Andy, there was some confusion by the cataloger when this was entered. You are now listed as the author.

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Author: Andy
Posted: July 18, 2004 at 3:56PM
Source: The Astronomy Center collection

Since I wrote the list, please list me as author.

I'd love to help you get this reviewed.

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A. Fraknoi, (2019), WWW Document, (http://www.fraknoi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Science-Fiction-with-Good-Astronomy-PDF.pdf).
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A. Fraknoi, Science Fiction Stories with Good Astronomy & Physics: A Topical Index, (2019), <http://www.fraknoi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Science-Fiction-with-Good-Astronomy-PDF.pdf>.
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Fraknoi, A. (2019, January 1). Science Fiction Stories with Good Astronomy & Physics: A Topical Index. Retrieved January 22, 2022, from http://www.fraknoi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Science-Fiction-with-Good-Astronomy-PDF.pdf
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Fraknoi, Andrew. Science Fiction Stories with Good Astronomy & Physics: A Topical Index. January 1, 2019. http://www.fraknoi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Science-Fiction-with-Good-Astronomy-PDF.pdf (accessed 22 January 2022).
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Fraknoi, Andrew. Science Fiction Stories with Good Astronomy & Physics: A Topical Index. 2019. 1 Jan. 2019. 22 Jan. 2022 <http://www.fraknoi.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Science-Fiction-with-Good-Astronomy-PDF.pdf>.
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