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The space opera renaissance

Author: David G Hartwell; Kathryn Cramer
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David G Hartwell; Kathryn Cramer
ISBN: 9781466808256 146680825X
OCLC Number: 865174611
Description: 1 online resource
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. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.

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