About the Course

This is an upper-level elective course designed to explore science through science fiction and is designed to be accessible to non-major students. The course will include reading, watching, and writing science fiction to get a better perspective on science and humanity and to investigate some interesting concepts in physics and astronomy.

About the Instructor

Mike BrothertonMike Brotherton is an assistant professor in the Astronomy department at the University of Wyoming. He received his PhD in 1996 from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a published science fiction writer. His first novel, Star Dragon, is available from Tor Books.

Class Resources

All written assignements should adhere to standard manuscript format as shown here. (pdf format)

Here is an amazon.com list with the texts used in the course.

Some stories that are required reading for this course can be purchased for a small fee and downloaded from fictionwise.