The Space Opera Renaissance

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Macmillan, 10.07.2007 - 944 Seiten
"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. 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 since. Included are major works from genre progenitors like Jack Williamson and Leigh Brackett, stylish mid-century 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.
 

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Nutzerbericht  - igor.kh - LibraryThing

After a year of effort going through this anthology, here are my impressions. + is hit, - is miss: + The Star Stealers (1929) by Edmond Hamilton Alien cones piloting a dark star attempt to steal the ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - wfzimmerman - LibraryThing

I was very excited to receive this book, as Tor is an outstanding publisher, Hartwell an excellent editor, and space opera perhaps my favorite genre in all forms of literatrure. The fundamental ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

How Shit Became Shinola Definition and Redefinition
9
Edmond Hamilton THE STAR STEALERS
21
Jack Williamson THE PRINCE OF SPACE
45
Leigh Brackett ENCHANTRESS OF VENUS
92
Clive Jackson THE SWORDSMEN OF WARNIS
134
Samuel R Delany EMPIRE STAR
151
Robert Sheckley ZIRN LEFT UNGUARDED THE JENGHIK PALACE IN FLAMES
201
David Brin TEMPTATION
207
Allen Steele THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN FUTURE
557
Gregory Benford A WORM IN THE WEll
589
Donald Kingsbury THE SURVIVOR
607
Sarah Zettel FOOLS ERRAND
715
Ursula K Le Guin THE SHOBIES STORY
727
Robert Reed THE REMORAS
745
Paul J McAuley RECORDING ANGEL
768
Stephen Baxter THE GREAT GAME
788

David Drake RANKS OF BRONZE
243
Lois McMaster Bujold WEATHERMAN
251
Banks A GIFT FROM THE CULTURE
297
REVISIONARIES EARLY 1990s
309
Colin Greenland THE WELL WISHERS
344
Peter F Hamilton ESCAPE ROUTE
379
David Weber MS MIDSHIPWOMAN HARRINGTON
415
Catherine Asaro AURORA IN FOUR VOICES
493
R Garcia y Robertson RING RAIS
524
Michael Moorcock LOST SORCERESS OF THE SILENT CITADEL
802
Michael Kandel SPACE OPERA
823
NEXT WAVE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY
844
Scott Westerfeld THE MOVEMENTS OF HER EYES
873
Alastair Reynolds SPIREY AND THE QUEEN
892
Charles Stross BEAR TRAP
914
Wright GUEST LAW
929
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Über den Autor (2007)

David G. Hartwell, called “an editor extraordinaire” by Publishers Weekly, is one of science fiction’s most experienced and influential editors. He has been nominated for the Hugo Award thirty-one times. Kathryn Cramer co-edited the World Fantasy Award-winning anthology The Architecture of Fear and was the editor of its widely-praised sequel Walls of Fear. She has edited and co-edited several other anthologies. Hartwell and Cramer co-edit the annual Year’s Best Fantasy and Year’s Best SF series. They live in Pleasantville, New York.

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