A major anthology of the "hard SF" subgenre-arguing that it's not only the genre's core, but also its future.
Something exciting has been happening in modern science fiction. 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 is an anthology that SF readers will return to for years to come.
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The Hard SF Renaissance, a hefty story anthology edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, showcases such talents as Paul McAuley, Greg Egan, Ted Chiang and Vernor Vinge, who have returned to SF's roots in emphasizing science and technology. The editors supply an astute introduction surveying recent trends in the genre.
Monumental and Vital
If you love fiction which delivers all the wonder and awe essential to science fiction (with a capital "hard") you cannot do much better than this one, and at this price you are depriving yourself if you haven't grabbed a copy.