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Something exciting has been happening in modern SF. After decades of confusion, many of the field's best writers have been returning to the subgenre called, roughly, "hard SF"-science fiction focused on science and technology, often with strong adventure plots. Now, World Fantasy Award-winning editors David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer present an immense, authoritative anthology that maps the development and modern-day resurgence of this form, argues for its special virtues and present preeminence-and entertains us with some spectacular storytelling along the way.

Included are major stories by contemporary and classic names such as Poul Anderson, Stephen Baxter, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Arthur C. Clarke, Hal Clement, Greg Egan, Joe Haldeman, Nancy Kress, Paul McAuley, Frederik Pohl, Alastair Reynolds, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert J. Sawyer, Karl Schroeder, Charles Sheffield, Brian Stableford, Allen Steele, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, and Vernor Vinge.

The Hard SF Renaissance will be an anthology that SF readers return to for years to come.

Synopsis:

After decades of confusion, many of the field's best writers have been returning to the subgenre called, roughly, "hard SF"--science fiction focused on science and technology with strong adventure plots. Editors Hartwell and Cramer present an immense, authoritative anthology that maps the development of this form.

About the Author

David G. Hartwell, called "an editor extraordinaire" by Publishers Weekly, is one of science fiction's most experienced and influential editors. As an editor with Berkley Books, Pocket Books, William Morrow, and Tor Books, he has worked with many of the field's best authors and edited many award-winning works. He is the author of Age of Wonders, a nonfiction study of the science fiction field. Among his many anthologies are the bestselling World Treasury of Science Fiction and the World Fantasy Award winner The Dark Descent. He is the holder of a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Columbia University, a winner of the Eaton Award, and has been nominated for the Hugo Award twenty-four times.

Kathryn Cramer coedited 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 coedited several other anthologies. With David G. Hartwell, she edited The Ascent of Wonder, a major anthology covering the earlier history and development of "hard SF," to which this volume is a companion. Hartwell and Cramer also coedit the annual Year's Best Fantasy and Year's Best SF series. They live in Pleasantville, NY, with their son, Peter.

Table of Contents

Introduction: New People, New Places, New Politics

Paul McAuley: Gene Wars

Greg Egan: Wang's Carpets

Poul Anderson: Genesis

Kim Stanley Robinson: Arthur Sternbach Brings the Curveball to Mars

Stephen Baxter: On the Orion Line

Nancy Kress: Beggars in Spain

Gregory Benford: Matter's End

Arthur C. Clarke: The Hammer of God

James Patrick Kelly: Think Like a Dinosaur

Ben Bova: Mount Olympus

Robert Reed: Marrow

Joan Slonczewski: Microbe

Charles Sheffield: The Lady Vanishes

Bruce Sterling: Bicycle Repairman

David Brin: An Ever-Reddening Glow

Kim Stanley Robinson: Sexual Dimorphism

G. David Nordley: Into the Miranda Rift

Robert J. Sawyer: The Shoulders of Giants

Geoffrey A. Landis: A Walk in the Sun

Joe Haldeman: For White Hilll

Brian Stableford: A Career in Sexual Chemistry

Paul McAuley: Reef

Hal Clement: Exchange Rate

Greg Egan: Reasons to Be Cheerful

Michael Swanwick: Griffin's Egg

Alastair Reynolds: Great Wall of Mars

Peter Watts: A Niche

Stephen Baxter: Gossamer

James P. Hogan: Madam Butterfly

Ted Chiang: Understand

Karl Schroeder: 0Halo

David Langford: Different Kinds of Darkness

Vernor Vinge: Fast Times at Fairmont High

David Brin: Reality Check

Paul Levinson: The Mendelian Lamp Case

Sarah Zettel: Kinds of Strangers

Allan Steele: The Good Rat

Michael Flynn: Built Upon the Sands of Time

Bruce Sterling: Taklamakan

Frederick Pohl: Hatching the Phoenix

Gregory Benford: Immersion

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312876357
Editor:
Hartwell, David G.; Cramer, Kathryn
Editor:
Cramer, Kathryn
Editor:
Hartwell, David G.; Cramer, Kathryn
Author:
Hartwell, David G.
Author:
Cramer, Kathryn
Publisher:
Tor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Science Fiction - Anthologies
Subject:
Science fiction, american
Subject:
Science fiction, English
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Science Fiction/Hard Science Fiction
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
no. 211
Publication Date:
20021116
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
960
Dimensions:
9.23 x 6.12 x 1.69 in 2 lb

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