The Space Opera Renaissance

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David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer
Macmillan, 11.07.2006 - 941 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.

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.
 

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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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Introduction How Shit Became Shinola Definition and Redefinition of Space Opera
9
I REDEFINED WRITERS
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II DRAFTEES 1960s
137
III TRANSITIONSREDEFINERS LATE 1970s TO LATE 1980s
205
IV VOLUNTEERS REVISIONARIES EARLY 1990s
309
V MIXED SIGNALSMIXED CATEGORIES TO THE LATE 1990s
587
VI NEXT WAVE TWENTYFIRST CENTURY
831
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Über den Autor (2006)

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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