• Spider Star

    Spider Star

    The human colony on the planet Argo has long explored and exploited the technology left behind by an extinct alien race. But then an archaeology team accidentally activates a terrible weapon...
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  • Praise for Star Dragon

    Spider Star

    "Seldom does a storytelling talent come along as potent and fully mature as Mike Brotherton. His complex characters take you on a voyage that is both fiercely credible and astonishingly imaginative. This is Science Fiction."
    -- David Brin

    "Star Dragon is terrific fare, offering readers a fusion of hard science and grand adventure."
    -- Locus Magazine

    "Star Dragon is steeped in cosmology, the physics of interstellar travel, exobiology, artificial intelligence, bioscience. Brotherton, author of many scientific articles in refereed journals, has written a dramatic, provocative, utterly convincing hard science sf novel that includes an ironic twist that fans will love."
    -- Booklist starred review

    "Readers hungry for the thought-provoking extrapolation and rigorous technical detail of old-fashioned hard SF are sure to enjoy astronomer Brotherton's first novel."
    -- Publishers Weekly

    "Mike Brotherton, himself a trained astrophysicist, combines the technical acuity and ingenuity of Robert Forward with the ironic, postmodern stance and style of M. John Harrison. In this, his debut novel, those twin talents unite to produce a work that is involving on any number of levels. It's just about all you could ask for in a hardcore SF adventure."
    -- Paul di Fillippo, SCI-FI.COM

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Ten Totally Illogical Science Fiction Premises on Amazing Stories Blog

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

This is a repeat of a post that just went up earlier today at Amazing Stories.  I encourage you to check out the link and join the conversation over there.  Feel free to comment here, too, of course!  Onward… Recently I wrote about eight science fiction tropes of convenience, mainly about unlikely or impossible technology […]

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Amazing (Stories) News!

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

As you may be aware, Amazing Stories is being resurrected by Steve Davidson.  Part of the resurrection is a diverse blogging community that will cover a range of topics of interest to the science fiction community.  I will blog there approximately weekly on my usual sort of astronomy/science/science fiction topics, and will make note of […]

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Vote for your Favorite Amazing Stories Title Design

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

From Steve Davidson at the new Amazing Stories: Greetings! If you like polls (and 9 out of 10 internet dentists say you do), I’ve got good news for you.   I’m conducting one over on the Amazing Stories blog site. http://asmblog.amazingstoriesmag.com/?p=1311 The subject of the poll is choosing your favorite title design – and boy […]

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