Detailed view for the Book: Space Opera Renaissance, The (Anthology)

Blurb: 
"Space opera", once a derisive term for cheap pulp adventure, has come to mean something more in modern SF: compelling adventure stories told against a broad canvas, and written to the highest level of skill. Indeed, it can be argued that the "new space opera" is one of the defining streams of modern SF.

Now, World Fantasy Award-winning anthologists David "Space opera", once a derisive term for cheap pulp adventure, has come to mean something more in modern SF: compelling adventure stories told against a broad canvas, and written to the highest level of skill. Indeed, it can be argued that the "new space opera" is one of the defining streams of modern SF.

Now, World Fantasy Award-winning anthologists David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer have compiled a definitive overview of this subgenre, both as it was in the days of the pulp magazines, and as it has become today.

Contents:

I. Redefined Writers
The Star Stealers by Edmond Hamilton
The Prince of Space by Jack Williamson
Enchantress of Venus by Leigh Brackett
The Swordsman of Varnis by Clive Jackson

II. Draftees (1960s)
The Game of Rat & Dragon by Cordwainer Smith
Empire Star by Samuel R. Delany
Zirn Left Unguarded, the Jenjik Palace in Flames, Jon Westerly Dead by Robert Sheckley

III. Transitions/Redefiners (late 1970s to late 1980s)
Temptation by David Brin
Ranks of Bronze by David Drake
Weatherman by Lois McMaster Bujold
A Gift from the Culture by Iain M. Banks

IV. Volunteers/Revisionaries (early 90s)
Orphans of the Helix by Dan Simmons
The Well Wishers by Colin Greenland
Escape Route by Peter Hamilton
Ms Midshipwoman Harrington by David Weber
Aurora in Four Voices by Catherine Asaro
Ring Rats by R. Garcia y Robertson
The Death of Captain Future by Allen Steele

V. Mixed Signals/Mixed Categories (to the late 1990s)
A Worm in the Well by Gregory Benford
The Survivor by Donald Kingsbury
Fools Errand by Sarah Zettel
The Shobies Story by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Remoras by Robert Reed
Recording Angel by Paul McAuley
The Great Game by Steven Baxter
Lost Sorceress of the Silent Citadel by Michael Moorcock
Space Opera by Michael Kandel

VI. Next Wave/21st Century
Grist by Tony Daniel
The Movements of her Eyes by Scott Westerfeld
Spirey and the Queen by Alastair Reynolds
Bear Trap by Charles Stross
Guest Law by John C. Wright

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