Hard SF Renaissance

ISBN-10: 031287636X
ISBN-13: 9780312876364
Edition: 2003 (Revised)
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
Publication date: 10/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 960
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

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.

Introduction: New People, New Places, New Politics
Gene Wars
Wang's Carpets
Genesis
Arthur Sternbach Brings the Curveball to Mars
On the Orion Line
Beggars in Spain
Matter's End
The Hammer of God
Think like a Dinosaur
Mount Olympus
Marrow
Microbe
The Lady Vanishes
Bicycle Repairman
An Ever-Reddening Glow
Sexual Dimorphism
Into the Miranda Rift
The Shoulders of Giants
A Walk in the Sun
For White Hill
A Career in Sexual Chemistry
Reef
Exchange Rate
Reasons to Be Cheerful
Griffin's Egg
Great Wall of Mars
A Niche
Gossamer
Madam Butterfly
Understand
Halo
Different Kinds of Darkness
Fast Times at Fairmont High
Reality Check
The Mendelian Lamp Case
Kinds of Strangers
The Good Rat
Built upon the Sands of Time
Taklamakan
Hatching the Phoenix
Immersion

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