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Space Opera Renaissance, the (2006) [Anthology]
by Catherine Asaro Iain M. Banks Stephen Baxter Gregory Benford Leigh Brackett David Brin Lois McMaster Bujold Tony Daniel Samuel R. Delany David Drake R. García y Robertson Colin Greenland Edmond Hamilton Peter F. Hamilton Clive Jackson Michael Kandel Donald M. Kingsbury Ursula K. Le Guin Paul J. McAuley Michael Moorcock Robert Reed Alastair Reynolds Robert Sheckley Dan Simmons Cordwainer Smith Allen M. Steele Charles Stross David Weber Scott Westerfeld Jack Williamson John C. Wright Sarah Zettel Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

"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 today.


  • I. Redefined Writers
    • The Star Stealers by Edmond Hamilton
    • The Prince of Space by Jack Williamson
    • Enchantress of Venus by Leigh Brackett
    • The Swordsman of Varnis by Clive Jackson
  • II. Draftees (1960s)
    • The Game of Rat & Dragon by Cordwainer Smith
    • Empire Star by Samuel R. Delany
    • Zirn Left Unguarded, the Jenjik Palace in Flames, Jon Westerly Dead by Robert Sheckley
    III. Transitions/Redefiners (late 1970s to late 1980s)
    • Temptation by David Brin
    • Ranks of Bronze by David Drake
    • Weatherman by Lois McMaster Bujold
    • A Gift from the Culture by Iain M. Banks
  • IV. Volunteers/Revisionaries (early 90s)
    • Orphans of the Helix by Dan Simmons
    • The Well Wishers by Colin Greenland
    • Escape Route by Peter Hamilton
    • Ms Midshipwoman Harrington by David Weber
    • Aurora in Four Voices by Catherine Asaro
    • Ring Rats by R. Garcia y Robertson
    • The Death of Captain Future by Allen Steele
  • V. Mixed Signals/Mixed Categories (to the late 1990s)
    • A Worm in the Well by Gregory Benford
    • The Survivor by Donald Kingsbury
    • Fools Errand by Sarah Zettel
    • The Shobies Story by Ursula K. Le Guin
    • The Remoras by Robert Reed
    • Recording Angel by Paul McAuley
    • The Great Game by Steven Baxter
    • Lost Sorceress of the Silent Citadel by Michael Moorcock
    • Space Opera by Michael Kandel
  • VI. Next Wave/21st Century
    • Grist by Tony Daniel
    • The Movements of her Eyes by Scott Westerfeld
    • Spirey and the Queen by Alastair Reynolds
    • Bear Trap by Charles Stross
    • Guest Law by John C. Wright

Original title: Space Opera Revisited
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionAdventureSpace Opera

The following works are contained within this one:
     Game of Rat and Dragon, the (1955) [Short Story]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     Empire Star (1966) [Novella]
      Author: Samuel R. Delany
     Ranks of Bronze (1986) [Novel]
      Author: David Drake
     Shobies' Story, the (1990) [Short Story]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Death of Captain Future, the (1995) [Novella]
      Author: Allen M. Steele
     Recording Angel (1995) [Short Story]
      Author: Paul J. McAuley
     Temptation (1999) [Short Story]
      Author: David Brin
     Orphans of the Helix (1999) [Short Story]
      Author: Dan Simmons

Edition #1: Space Opera Renaissance, the

Space Opera Renaissance, the (2006)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: David G. Hartwell Kathryn Cramer
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(July 10, 2007)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Orb Books
ISBN: 9780765306180
Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 1.7 in
Pages: 944

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