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Peter Nilson (born 17 October 1937 in Näsby, Jönköping; † 8 March 1998) was a Swedish astronomer and novelist.

Nilson worked at the University of Uppsala and compiled the Uppsala General Catalogue, a galaxy catalogue. Besides his astronomical research, he wrote a number of scientific books. In addition, he also published science fiction novels such as Rymdväktaren, The Space Guardian and Nyaga.

Works

  • Lysande stjärnor, 1970
  • Uppsala General Catalogue of Galaxies, 1973
  • Upptäckten av universum, 1975
  • Himlavalvets sällsamheter, 1977
  • Trollkarlen, 1979
  • Främmand världar, 1980
  • Arken, 1982
  • Mitt i labyrinten, 1983
  • Guldspiken, 1985, Engl. Der Goldnagel, Klett-Cotta, Stuttgart 1988, ISBN 3-608-95437-6.
  • Avgrundsbok, 1987
  • Äventyret, 1989
  • Messiah med träbenet, 1990
  • Stjärnvägar, 1991, Engl. Sternenwege, Hitzeroth, Marburg 1993, ISBN 3-89398-121-7.
  • Rymdljus, 1992
  • Solvindar, 1993
  • Hem till jorden, 1994, Engl. Back to Earth, Luchterhand-Literaturverl., Munich 1996, ISBN 3-630-87984-5.
  • Rymdväktaren, 1995
  • Nyaga, 1996
  • Den gamla byn, 1997
  • Ljuden från kosmos, 2000, Postum

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