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By Kathryn Cramer

Something interesting has been occurring in glossy SF. After many years of bewilderment, the various field's most sensible writers were returning to the subgenre referred to as, approximately, "hard SF"-science fiction concerned with technology and know-how, frequently with powerful event plots. Now, international delusion Award-winning editors David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer current a major, authoritative anthology that maps the advance and modern day resurgence of this manner, argues for its detailed virtues and current preeminence-and entertains us with a few wonderful storytelling alongside the way.

Included are significant tales through modern and vintage names similar to Poul Anderson, Stephen Baxter, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Arthur C. Clarke, Hal Clement, Greg Egan, Joe Haldeman, Nancy Kress, Paul Levinson, Paul McAuley, Frederik Pohl, Alastair Reynolds, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert J. Sawyer, Karl Schroeder, Charles Sheffield, Brian Stableford, Allen Steele, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, and Vernor Vinge.

The demanding SF Renaissance should be an anthology that SF readers go back to for years to come.

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