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The Hard SF Renaissance

An Anthology of Stories

by David G. Hartwell Editor · Kathryn Cramer Editor


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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.

A major anthology of the "hard SF" subgenre-arguing that it's not only the genre's core, but also its future:

Poul Anderson

Stephen Baxter

Gregory Benford

Ben Bova

David Brin

Ted Chiang

Arthur C. Clarke

Hal Clement

Greg Egan

Michael Flynn

Joe Haldeman

James P. Hogan

James Patrick Kelly

Nancy Kress

Geoffrey A. Landis

David Langford

Paul Levinson

Paul McAuley

David Nordley

Frederik Pohl

Robert Reed

Alastair Reynolds

Kim Stanley Robinson

Robert J. Sawyer

rdKarl Schroeder

Charles Sheffield

Joan Slonczewski

Brian Stableford

Allen Steele

Bruce Sterling

Michael Swanwick

Vernor Vinge

Peter Watts

Sarah Zettel

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
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David G. Hartwell (Editor)

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 ...

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