Diamonds in the Sky

About the Project

Diamonds in the Sky is a collection of astronomy-based science fiction stories edited by Mike Brotherton and funded under his National Science Foundation grant AST 05-07781. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

The purpose of the anthology is to provide stories with ample and accurate astronomy spanning a range of topics covered in introductory courses.  Instructors in high school and college may find these stories useful, as some students may learn concepts more easily through story than from lecture.  Fans of science fiction with good science should also enjoy these stories.  Contributions include both original stories and reprints from some of the top science fiction writers working today.  Special thanks to Jeremy Tolbert, Scott Humphries, and Nicole Wade for their efforts.

If you use stories from Diamonds in the Sky, we would love to hear from you. Drop Mike a line at mbrother at and tell us about it.