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18 years 1 month ago #27024 by Jared Macphester
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Ahhhhh... let me see.

Can anyone help with a book list.
Fiction - with astronomy (or some aspect of astronomy) being a component of the plot - in some fashion. (Not Science Fiction or Textbooks.)

Example.

John Banville - Dr. Copernicus, The Newton Letters, Kepler
Thomas Hardy - Two on a Tower

and so forth

Thank you in advance for any help you can give.

JMP

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18 years 1 month ago #27030 by Seanie_Morris
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That could be a tough one Jared! Figuring its with science, it could almost become a science fiction story in itself??

Midlands Astronomy Club.
Radio Presenter (Midlands 103), Space Enthusiast, Astronomy Outreach Co-ordinator.
Former IFAS Chairperson and Secretary.

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18 years 1 month ago #27033 by dmcdona
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Foucault's Pendulum - Umberto Eco.

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18 years 1 month ago #27034 by johnflannery
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"The Dork of Cork" by Chet Raymo (about a dwarf astronomer . . . loosely based on Kepler).

John

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18 years 1 month ago #27037 by johnflannery
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just re-read your post again Jared. Here's a couple of thrillers I read recently that were written by Clive Cussler (he of the "Raise the Titanic" book/ film fame).

"Sacred Stone" . . . about a radioactive meteorite being used by a group planning to do no good in the Middle East.

"Polar Shift" . . . about a group planning to disturb the Earth's magnetic field for their own gain (yep, sounds far-fetched and I'd need a few pages to give the gist of the plot).

. . . both books a bit of nonsense compared to what Cussler wrote before but hey, it's good to switch off the brain for a couple of evenings :D

John

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18 years 1 month ago #27064 by Elisabeth Barrett
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Although it is not a strictly a book

Walt Whitman (Leaves of Grass) - When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer

Is that allowed?

Elisabeth

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