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Publisher Comments:

The brightest names in science fiction pen all-new tales of space and wonder: Kage Baker, Stephen Baxter, Gregory Benford, Tony Daniel, Greg Egan, Peter F. Hamilton, Gwyneth Jones, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Kress, Ken Macleod, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Mary Rosenblum, Robert Silverberg, Dan Simmons, and Walter Jon Williams.

Review:

"The new space opera shares with the old the interstellar sweep of events and exotic locales, but Dozois and Strahan's all-original anthology shows how the genre's purveyors have updated it, with rigorous science, well-drawn characters and excellent writing. Many of the 18 stories play with the scope that characterizes classic space opera. In Greg Egan's "Glory," creatures embody themselves as aliens to perform archeological research, only to get caught up in a struggle between two worlds. Robert Reed's "Hatch," limited in locale to the hull of a giant ship, proves that the scope of the struggle for life is always epic. Stephen Baxter's "Remembrance" walks a line between the personal and the global as resisters against Earth's conquerors remember one man's struggle against the alien invaders. Kage Baker's humorous "Maelstrom," in which an acting troupe on frontier Mars puts on a Poe story for the miners there, tells a personal story in an epic setting. The new space opera teaches us that despite the bizarre turns humanity may take to conquer these outr settings, a recognizable core of humanity remains. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"In sheer breathtaking, mind-expanding scope, this collection of some of the finest tale-spinning the subgenre has to offer delivers hours of exhilarating reading." Booklist

Review:

"In the great tradition of space opera...the collection shows both remarkable diversity and cohesiveness." Library Journal

About the Author

Gardner Dozois is a highly esteemed author and Hugo Award-winning editor of several SF anthologies and, for twenty years, Asimov's Science Fiction magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060846756
Author:
Dozois, Gardner
Publisher:
Eos
Editor:
Strahan, Jonathan
Author:
Strahan, Jonathan
Author:
by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Science Fiction - Short Stories
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science fiction, american
Subject:
Science fiction, English
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Space Opera
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.2 in 20.8 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The new space opera shares with the old the interstellar sweep of events and exotic locales, but Dozois and Strahan's all-original anthology shows how the genre's purveyors have updated it, with rigorous science, well-drawn characters and excellent writing. Many of the 18 stories play with the scope that characterizes classic space opera. In Greg Egan's "Glory," creatures embody themselves as aliens to perform archeological research, only to get caught up in a struggle between two worlds. Robert Reed's "Hatch," limited in locale to the hull of a giant ship, proves that the scope of the struggle for life is always epic. Stephen Baxter's "Remembrance" walks a line between the personal and the global as resisters against Earth's conquerors remember one man's struggle against the alien invaders. Kage Baker's humorous "Maelstrom," in which an acting troupe on frontier Mars puts on a Poe story for the miners there, tells a personal story in an epic setting. The new space opera teaches us that despite the bizarre turns humanity may take to conquer these outr settings, a recognizable core of humanity remains. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "In sheer breathtaking, mind-expanding scope, this collection of some of the finest tale-spinning the subgenre has to offer delivers hours of exhilarating reading."
"Review" by , "In the great tradition of space opera...the collection shows both remarkable diversity and cohesiveness."
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