Check out this juicy table of contents for Rich Horton’s upcoming anthology Space Opera:

But first…here’s the book description:

More than five-hundred pages, over one-quarter of a million words… Space Opera spans a vast range of epic interstellar adventure stories told against a limitless cosmos filled with exotic aliens, heroic characters, and incredible settings. A truly stellar compilation of tales from one of the defining streams of science fiction, old and new, written by a supernova of genre talent.

Here’s the table of contents (with story sources)…

  1. “The Knight of Chains, the Deuce of Stars” by Yoon Ha Lee (Lightspeed)
  2. “The Wreck of the Godspeed” by James Patrick Kelly (Between Worlds)
  3. “Saving Tiamaat” by Gwyneth Jones (The New Space Opera)
  4. “Six Lights Off Green Scar” by Gareth L. Powell (Aphelion)
  5. “Glory” by Greg Egan (The New Space Opera)
  6. “The Mote Dancer and the Firelife” by Chris Willrich (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)
  7. “On Rickety Thistlewaite” by Michael F. Flynn (Analog)
  8. “War Without End” by Una McCormack (Conflicts)
  9. “Finisterra” by David Moles (F&SF)
  10. “Seven Years from Home” by Naomi Novik (Warriors)
  11. “Plotters and Shooters” by Kage Baker (Fast Forward 1)
  12. “The Muse of Empires Lost” by Paul Berger (Twenty Epics)
  13. “Boojum” by Elizabeth Bear and Sarah Monette (Fast Ships and Black Sails)
  14. “Lehr Rex” by Jay Lake (Forbidden Planets)
  15. “Cracklegrackle” by Justina Robson (The New Space Opera 2)
  16. “Hideaway” by Alastair Reynolds (Interzone)
  17. “Isabel of the Fall” by Ian R. MacLeod (Interzone)
  18. “Precious Mental” by Robert Reed (Asimov’s)
  19. “Two Sisters in Exile” by Aliette de Bodard (Solaris Rising 1.5)
  20. “Lode Stars” by Lavie Tidhar (The Immersion Book of SF)
  21. “Silent Bridge, Pale Cascade” by Benjanun Sriduangkaew (Clarkesworld)
  22. “The Tear” by Ian McDonald (Galactic Empires)

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Prime Books (April 2, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 1607014076
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607014072

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