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Ascent of Wonder The Evolution of Hard SF

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ISBN-10: 0312855095

ISBN-13: 9780312855093

Edition: Revised 

Authors: David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, Gregory Benford

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Featuring more than sixty groundbreaking short stories by modern science fiction's most important and influential writers, The Ascent of Wonder offers a definitive and incisive exploration of the SF genre's visionary core. From Poe to Pohl, Wells to Wolfe, and Verne to Vinge, this hefty anthology fully charts the themes, trends, thoughts, and traditions that comprise the challenging yet rich literary form known as "hard SF."
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
Publication date: 8/15/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 992
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Gregory Benford, Physicist and writer Professor Gregory Benford earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 1967. He's a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a consultant for NASA. Benford's first novel "Deeper than the Darkness" (1970), which was revised as "The Stars in Shroud" (1978), gave him notice as a serious Science Fiction writer. His most popular work is "Timescape" (1980), which was the winner of the Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards; it presented a hard physics approach to limited time travel. "In the Ocean of Night" (1977), "Across the Sea of Suns" (1984), "Great Sky River" (1987), "Tides of Light" (1989) and "Furious Gulf" (1994) were all a part of the…    

Introductions
Real Science, Imaginary Worlds
On Science and Science Fiction
Hard Science Fiction
Nine Lives
Light of Other Days
Rappaccini's Daughter
The Star
Proof
It's Great to Be Back
Procreation
Mimsy Were the Borogoves
Davy Jones' Ambassador
The Life and Times of Multivac
The Singing Diamond
Down and Out on Ellfive Prime
Send Me a Kiss by Wire
The Xi Effect
A Descent Into the Maelstrom
Exposures
The Planners
Beep
Drode's Equations
The Weather Man
Transit of Earth
Prima Belladonna
To Bring in the Steel
Gomez
Waterclap
Weyr Search
Message Found in a Copy of Flatland
The Cold Equations
The Land Ironclads
The Hole Man
Atomic Power
Stop Evolution in Its Tracks!
The Hungry Guinea Pig
The Very Slow Time Machine
The Beautiful and the Sublime
The Author of the Acacia Seeds
Heat of Fusion
Dolphin's Way
All the Hues of Hell
Occam's Scalpel
giANTS
Time Fuze
Desertion
Kyrie
The Person from Porlock
Day Million
Cage of Sand
The Psychologist Who Wouldn't Do Awful Things to Rats
In the Year 2889
Surface Tension
No, No, Not Rogov!
In a Petri Dish Upstairs
With the Night Mail
The Longest Science Fiction Story Ever Told
The Pi Man
Relativistic Effects
Making Light
The Last Question
The Indefatigable Frog
Chromatic Aberration
The Snowball Effect
The Morphology of the Kirkham Wreck
Tangents
Johnny Mnemonic
What Continues, What Falls ...
Mammy Morgan Played the Organ; Her Daddy Beat the Drum
Bookworm, Run!
Appendix