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The space opera renaissance

Author: David G Hartwell; Kathryn Cramer
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David G Hartwell; Kathryn Cramer
ISBN: 0765306174 9780765306173
OCLC Number: 62408640
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description: 941 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: I: Redefined writers --
The star stealers / Edmond Hamilton --
The Prince of space / Jack Williamson --
Enchantress of venus / Leigh Brackett --
The swordsmen of Varnis / Clive Jackson --
II: Draftees (1960s) --
The game of rat and dragon / Cordwainer Smith --
Empire star / Samuel R. Delany --
Zirn left unguarded, the Jenghik palace in flames, Jon Westerley dead / Robert Sheckley --
III: Transitions/redefiners (late 1970s to late 1980s) --
Temptation / David Brin --
Ranks of bronze / David Drake --
Weatherman / Lois McMaster Bujold --
A gift from the culture / Iain M. Banks --
IV: Volunteers: revisionaries (early 1990s) --
Orphans of the helix / Dan Simmons --
The well wishers / Colin Greenland --
Escape route / Peter F. Hamilton --
Ms. Midshipwoman Hattington / David Weber --
Aurora in four voices / Catherine Asaro --
Ring rats / R. Garcia y Robertson --
The death of Captain Future / Allen Steele --
V: Mixed signals/mixed categories (to the late 1990s) --
A worm in the well / Gregory Benford --
The survivor / Donald Kingsbury --
Fool's errand / Sarah Zettel --
The shobies' story / Ursula K. Le Guin --
The remoras / Robert Reed --
Recording angel / Paul J. McAuley --
The great game / Stephen Baxter --
Lost sorceress of the silent citadel / Michael Moorcock --
Space opera / Michale Kandel --
VI: Next wave (twenty-first century) --
Grist / Tony Daniel --
The movements of her eyes / Scott Westerfeld --
Spirey and the queen / Alastair Reynolds --
Bear trap / Charles Stross --
Guest law / John C. Wright.
Responsibility: edited by David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer.
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"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 in 2005. Included are major works from genre progenitors like Jack Williamson and Leigh Brackett, stylish midcentury voices like Cordwainer Smith and Samuel R. Delany, popular favorites like David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Ursula K. Le Guin, and modern-day pioneers such as Iain M. Banks, Steven Baxter, Scott Westerfeld, and Charles Stross. --publisher's description.

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