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The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (1994)
by David G. Hartwell (Editor), Kathryn Cramer (Editor)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 031285062X, Hardcover)
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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Over 70 stories chronicling the evolution of hard science fiction, the term for futuristic stories based on scientific reality. The authors range from early pioneers such as Jules Verne to moderns like Poul Anderson.
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