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The New Space Opera (2007)

by Gardner Dozois (Editor), Jonathan Strahan (Editor)

Other authors: Kage Baker (Contributor), Stephen Baxter (Contributor), Gregory Benford (Contributor), Tony Daniel (Contributor), Greg Egan (Contributor)13 more, Peter F. Hamilton (Contributor), Gwyneth Jones (Contributor), James Patrick Kelly (Contributor), Nancy Kress (Contributor), Ken Macleod (Contributor), Paul J. McAuley (Contributor), Ian McDonald (Contributor), Robert Reed (Contributor), Alastair Reynolds (Contributor), Mary Rosenblum (Contributor), Robert Silverberg (Contributor), Dan Simmons (Contributor), Walter Jon Williams (Contributor)

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Series: The New Space Opera (1), Xeelee Sequence (Short Story - Remembrance)

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This dazzling anthology includes epic interstellar adventures, tales of space and wonder, from some of the brightest names in science fiction. Authors include Kage Baker, Stephen Baxter, Gregory Benford, Tony Daniel, Greg Egan, Peter F. Hamilton, Gwyneth Jones, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Kress, Ken Macleod, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Mary Rosenblum, Robert Silverberg, Dan Simmons, and Walter Jon Williams.… (more)
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***** Saving Tiamaat • (2007) • shortstory by Gwyneth Jones
***** Verthandi's Ring • (2007) • shortstory by Ian McDonald
***** Hatch • [The Great Ship Universe] • (2007) • shortstory by Robert Reed
*** Winning Peace • (2007) • novelette by Paul J. McAuley
*** Glory • (2007) • novelette by Greg Egan
** Maelstrom • (2007) • novelette by Kage Baker
***** Blessed by an Angel • (2007) • shortstory by Peter F. Hamilton
*** Who's Afraid of Wolf 359? • shortstory by Ken MacLeod
**** * The Valley of the Gardens • (2007) • novelette by Tony Daniel
*** Dividing the Sustain • (2007) • novelette by James Patrick Kelly
**** Minla's Flowers • [Merlin [4] • 2] • (2007) • novella by Alastair Reynolds

FAVORITE STORY: ***** Splinters of Glass • (2007) • novelette by Mary Rosenblum

***** Remembrance • (2007) • shortstory by Stephen Baxter
*** The Emperor and the Maula • (2007) • novelette by Robert Silverberg
**** The Worm Turns • (2007) • shortstory by Gregory Benford
***** Send Them Flowers • (2007) • novelette by Walter Jon Williams
***** Art of War • shortstory by Nancy Kress
**** Muse of Fire • (2007) • novella by Dan Simmons ( )
  Tracyalanb | Apr 4, 2021 |
Favorite stories: "Flowers for Minla" (Alistair Reynolds) and "Art of War" (Nancy Kress) ( )
  GaylaBassham | May 27, 2018 |
I love space opera. Big galactic wars, spaceships as big as cities, empires that stretch across galaxies, big ideas, and fun to read in a light popcorn summer-movie way.

Unfortunately to many of these short stories aren't space opera at all - merely mediocre science fiction stories.

There are a few standouts; Dan Simmons does his usual terrific job at short fiction with "Muse of Fire" - who knew that Shakespeare will save us all in the future? Alastair Reynolds "Minla's Flowers" details how to advance a civilization in short order to advert a disaster - with unintended consequences. And my favorite "The Emperor and the Maula" written by the master Robert Silverberg that is a future retelling of the legend of Sheherazade beautifully written. ( )
  bhuesers | Mar 29, 2017 |
Favorite stories: "Flowers for Minla" (Alistair Reynolds) and "Art of War" (Nancy Kress) ( )
  gayla.bassham | Nov 7, 2016 |
The trouble with reading a 515 page book of short stories is that by the time I finish it I can't remember all of the plotlines. I was sure that if I just marked the ones I enjoyed as I went along it would be sufficient enough to at least remember those. No. So I give you a list of the ones I marked, and the one story that did stand out enough for me to choose it as my favorite.

SAVING TIAMAAT - Gwyneth Jones
WINNING PEACE - Paul J. McAuley
MAELSTROM - Kage Baker
WHO'S AFRAID OF WOLF 359? - Ken Macleod
MINLA'S FLOWERS - Alastair Reynolds
REMEMBERANCE - Steven Baxter
THE EMPORER AND THE MAULA - Robert Silverberg
THE WORM TURNS - Gregory Benford
ART OF WAR - Nancy Kress

And the winner is: SPLINTERS OF GLASS - Mary Rosenblum. This fast-paced story is set on Europa, where there are cities carved in the ice underground. A wonderfully written chase scene on powered "boards" had me on the edge of my seat! ( )
  BooksOn23rd | Nov 25, 2015 |
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Dozois, GardnerEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Strahan, JonathanEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Baker, KageContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baxter ,StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Benford, GregoryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Daniel, TonyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Egan, GregContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hamilton, Peter F.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jones, GwynethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kelly, James PatrickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kress, NancyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Macleod, KenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McAuley, Paul J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McDonald, IanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reed, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reynolds, AlastairContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rosenblum, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Silverberg, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Simmons, DanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, Walter JonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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This dazzling anthology includes epic interstellar adventures, tales of space and wonder, from some of the brightest names in science fiction. Authors include Kage Baker, Stephen Baxter, Gregory Benford, Tony Daniel, Greg Egan, Peter F. Hamilton, Gwyneth Jones, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Kress, Ken Macleod, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Mary Rosenblum, Robert Silverberg, Dan Simmons, and Walter Jon Williams.

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Anthology of science fiction stories edited by Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan.

Contents:

Introduction
"Saving Tiamaat" by Gwyneth Jones, short story (ss)
"Verthandi's Ring" by Ian McDonald, ss
"Hatch" by Robert Reed, novelette (nv)
"Winning Peace" by Paul J. McAuley, nv
"Glory" by Greg Egan, nv
"Maelstrom" by Kage Baker, nv
"Blessed by an Angel" by Peter F. Hamilton, ss
"Who's Afraid of Wolf 359?" by Ken MacLeod, ss
"The Valley of the Gardens" by Tony Daniel, nv
"Dividing the Sustain" by James Patrick Kelly, nv
"Minla's Flowers" by Alastair Reynolds, novella (na)
"Splinters of Glass" by Mary Rosenblum, nv
"Remembrance" Stephen Baxter, ss
"The Emperor and the Maula" by Robert Silverberg, na
"The Worm Turns" by Gregory Benford, nv
"Send Them Flowers" Walter Jon Williams, nv
"Art of War" Nancy Kress, ss
"Muse of Fire" Dan Simmons, na
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