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The Ascent of wonder : the evolution of hard SF

Author: David G Hartwell; Kathryn Cramer
Publisher: New York : TOR, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Over 70 stories chronicling the evolution of hard science fiction, the term for futuristic stories based on scientific reality. The authors range from early pioneers such as Jules Verne to moderns like Poul Anderson.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David G Hartwell; Kathryn Cramer
ISBN: 031285062X 9780312850623
OCLC Number: 29845623
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description: 990 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Real science, imaginary worlds / Gregory Benford --
On science and science fiction / Kathryn Cramer --
Hard science fiction / David G. Hartwell --
Nine lives / Ursula K. Le Guin --
Light of other days / Bob Shaw --
Rappaccini's daughter / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
The star / Arthur C. Clarke --
Proof / Hal Clement --
It's great to be back / Robert A. Heinlein --
Procreation / Gene Wolfe --
Mimsy were the borogoves / Henry Kuttner and C.L. Moore --
Davy Jones' Ambassador / Raymond Z. Gallun --
The life and times of Multivac / Isaac Asimov --
The singing diamond / Robert L. Forward --
Down & out on Ellfive Prime / Dean Ing --
Send me a kiss by wire / Hilbert Schenck --
The Xi effect / Philip Latham --
A descent into the maelström / Edgar Allan Poe --
Exposures / Gregory Benford --
The planners / Kate Wilhelm --
Beep / James Blish --
Drode's Equations / Richard Grant --
The weather man / Theodore L. Thomas --
Transit of Earth / Arthur C. Clarke --
Prima Belladonna / J.G. Ballard --
To bring in the steel / Donald M. Kingsbury --
Gomez / C.M. Kornbluth --
Waterclap / Isaac Asimov --
Weyr search / Anne McCaffrey --
Message found in a copy of Flatland / Rudy Rucker --
The cold equations / Tom Godwin --
The land ironclads / H.G. Wells --
The hole man / Larry Niven --
Atomic power / John W. Campbell --
Stop evolution in its tracks! / John T. Sladek --
The hungry guinea pig / Miles J. Breuer --
The very slow time machine / Ian Watson --
The beautiful and the sublime / Bruce Sterling --
The author of the Acacia Seeds / Ursula K. Le Guin --
Heat of fusion / John M. Ford --
Dophin's way / Gordon R. Dickson --
All the hues of hell / Gene Wolfe --
Occam's scalpel / Theodore Sturgeon --
GiANTS / Edward Bryant --
Time fuze / Randall Garrett --
Desertion / Clifford D. Simak --
Kyrie / Poul Anderson --
The person from Porlock / Raymond F. Jones --
Day million / Frederik Pohl --
Cage of sand / J.G. Ballard --
The psychologist who wouldn't do awful things to rats / James Tiptree, Jr. --
In the year 2889 / Jules Verne --
Surface tension / James Blish --
No, No, not Rogov! / Cordwainer Smith --
In a petri dish upstairs / George Turner --
With the night mail / Rudyard Kipling --
The longest science fiction story every told / Arthur C. Clarke --
The Pi man / Alfred Bester --
Relativistic effects / Gregory Benford --
Making light / James P. Hogan --
The last question / Isaac Asimov --
The indefatigable frog / Philip K. Dick --
Chromatic aberration / John M. Ford --
The snowball effect / Katherine MacLean --
The morphology of the Kirkham Wreck / Hilbert Schenck --
Tangents / Greg Bear --
Johnny Mnemonic / William Gibson --
What continues, what fails--
/ David Brin --
Mammy Morgan played the organ: her daddy beat the drum / Michael F. Flynn --
Bookworm, Run! / Vernor Vinge.
Responsibility: edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer.
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Over 70 stories chronicling the evolution of hard science fiction, the term for futuristic stories based on scientific reality. The authors range from early pioneers such as Jules Verne to moderns like Poul Anderson.

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