Detailed view for the Book: Hard SF Renaissance, The (Anthology)

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.

Table of contents:

Gene Wars by Paul McAuley
Wang's Carpets by Greg Egan
Genesis by Poul Anderson
Arthur Sternbach Brings the Curveball to Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
On the Orion Line by Stephen Baxter
Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress
Matter's End by Gregory Benford
The Hammer of God by Arthur C. Clarke
Think Like a Dinosaur by James Patrick Kelly
Mount Olympus by Ben Bova
Marrow by Robert Reed
Microbe by Joan Slonczewski
The Lady Vanishes by Charles Sheffield
Bicycle Repairman by Bruce Sterling
An Ever-Reddening Glow by David Brin
Sexual Dimorphism by Kim Stanley Robinson
Into the Miranda Rift by G. David Nordley
The Shoulders of Giants by Robert J. Sawyer
A Walk in the Sun by Geoffrey A. Landis:
For White Hilll by Joe Haldeman
A Career in Sexual Chemistry by Brian Stableford
Reef by Paul McAuley
Exchange Rate by Hal Clement
Reasons to Be Cheerful by Greg Egan
Griffin's Egg by Michael Swanwick
Great Wall of Mars by Alastair Reynolds
A Niche by Peter Watts
Gossamer by Stephen Baxter
Madam Butterfly by James P. Hogan
Understand by Ted Chiang
0Halo by Karl Schroeder
Different Kinds of Darkness by David Langford
Fast Times at Fairmont High by Vernor Vinge
Reality Check by David Brin
The Mendelian Lamp Case by Paul Levinson
Kinds of Strangers by Sarah Zettel
The Good Rat by Allan Steele
Built Upon the Sands of Time by Michael Flynn
Taklamakan by Bruce Sterling
Hatching the Phoenix by Frederick Pohl
Immersion by Gregory Benford