A post on the Asimov’s forum lists the table of contents for next month’s space opera anthology The Space Opera Renaissance, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer. As I said before…[Homer gurgle]. Check out this juicy lineup:

I. Redefined Writers

“The Star Stealers” by Edmond Hamilton

“The Prince of Space” by Jack Williamson

“Enchantress of Venus” by Leigh Brackett

“The Swordsman of Varnis” by Clive Jackson

II. Draftees (1960s)

“The Game of Rat & Dragon” by Cordwainer Smith

“Empire Star” by Samuel R. Delany

“Zirn Left Unguarded, the Jenjik Palace in Flames, Jon Westerly Dead” by Robert Sheckley

III. Transitions/Redefiners (late 1970s to late 1980s)

“Temptation” by David Brin

“Ranks of Bronze” by David Drake

“Weatherman” by Lois McMaster Bujold

“A Gift from the Culture” by Iain M. Banks

IV. Volunteers”Revisionaries (early 90s)

“Orphans of the Helix” by Dan Simmons

“The Well Wishers” by Colin Greenland

“Escape Route” by Peter Hamilton

“Ms Midshipwoman Harrington” by David Weber

“Aurora in Four Voices” by Catherine Asaro

“Ring Rats” by R. Garcia y Robertson

“The Death of Captain Future” by Allen Steele

V. Mixed Signals/ Mixed Categories (to the late 1990s)

“A Worm in the Well” by Gregory Benford

“The Survivor” by Donald Kingsbury

“Fools Errand” by Sarah Zettel

“The Shobies Story” by Ursula K. Le Guin

“The Remoras” by Robert Reed

“Recording Angel” by Paul McAuley

“The Great Game” by Steven Baxter

“Lost Sorceress of the Silent Citadel” by Michael Moorcock

“Space Opera” by Michael Kandel

VI. Next Wave/21st Century

“Grist” by Tony Daniel

“The Movements of her Eyes” by Scott Westerfeld

“Spirey and the Queen” by Alastair Reynolds

“Bear Trap” by Charles Stross

“Guest Law” by John C. Wright

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