Links of Interest

http://5dstm.org/

Webpage for the Space-Time-Matter research group in theoretical astrophysics/cosmology. Paul Wesson’s research papers (technical) plus some astronomy papers (popular).

 

http://www.paradoxmag.com/

Paradox is the magazine of the Historical and Speculative Fiction. It is one of the numerous “fanzines”, most which are online.

 

http://www.locusmag.com/

The best-known “fanzine”.

 

http://www.analogsf.com/2011_12/index.shtml

Analog Magazine of Science Fiction and Science Fact. This is a leading sci-fi magazine, and has been edited by Stanley Schmidt for many years. I published an article there in 1988 which  was very popular (Cosmology Without the Big Bang)

 

http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/library/?q=library or http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/

St. John’s College of the University of Cambridge in England is the place where I studied for my Ph.D. However, it is also the college of the (late) Fred Hoyle, who is one of the icons of sci-fi literature. The college library has copies of his and my work. Hoyle’s best-known sci-fi books were The Black Cloud and A for Andromeda (which was made into a T.V. series by the BBC).

 

Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_S._Wesson

 

http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/library/special_collections/hoyle/exhibition/

Online exhibition of Prof. Fred Hoyle’s life. Hoyle was the most influential person in astrophysics and cosmology for the half-century 1950-2000. He also published numerous science-fiction books (see above, St. John’s College). Like Isaac Asimiov and Arthur C. Clarke, Hoyle’s fiction was based on solid science fact, a property that is presently in short supply.