brotherton mikeMike Brotherton is the author of the science fiction novels Star Dragon (2003) and Spider Star (2008), both from Tor books, as well as the editor of Diamonds in the Sky, a collection of astronomy-based short stories.

He’s also a professor of astronomy at the University of Wyoming and investigates quasars and other active galaxies using the Hubble Space Telescope and nearly every observatory that will give him time using their facilities.

He is the founder of the NASA and National Science Foundation funded Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop for Writers, which brings about a dozen award-winning professional writers to Wyoming every summer.  His personal blog can be found at

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