Scientists in fiction

The lives of real scientists are quite different from the way they are often portrayed in fiction. If you’re looking for some reality, then here are a few pointers. Some background info: I lived and worked with science types for many years. I married one (until he decided to go…

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Science in Science Fiction: seasons

Here is another article in my science in science fiction series. The concept of a year divided into four equal parts–spring, summer, autumn and winter–is a northern European one, and the images that go with these seasons are even more so. The northern European seasons are determined by the position…

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Science in science fiction: the Beniz-Yaza solar system

Another example of how science in science fiction can add extra colour to a novel. This post features a real astronomer. The fictional Beniz-Yaza solar system plays an important role in my space opera world that is covered in the Ambassador and Return of the Aghyrians series. It is, in…

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