I write and teach about the history of science and technology. My research has appeared in Journal for the History of Astronomy, Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, Mercury, Endeavour, and Annals of Science. My book Making Stars Physical: the Astronomy of Sir John Herschel (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018) examines the career of the most important astronomer and natural philosopher of the nineteenth century. I am currently at work on a biography of Herschel as well as a project on the cultural history of windmills in the Midwest.
I also write fiction, which has appeared in Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Lore, Shimmer, Andromeda Spaceways, AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, and more. My first collection of short stories, Trees & Other Wonders, is available on Amazon. I’m the author of a science fiction novel, First Fleet, published by Axiomatic Publishing.
I review history of astronomy texts and popular astronomy books as well as works of science fiction and fantasy. My reviews have appeared in Journal for the History of Astronomy, Isis, The Planetarian, Strange Horizons, Black Gate, and elsewhere. If you have a work you would like me to consider for review, please contact me.
Here you’ll find some of my book reviews, photography, and writings on various projects. You can also follow me on Twitter @StephenRCase. All images and words, unless otherwise noted, are copyright Stephen Case 2021. Feel free to use the photographs or repost or quote the reviews, as long as credit is given.