The Hard SF Renaissance


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Hartwell SF Century <— Anthologies & Collections —> Hartwell Cramer SO Renaissance
David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer, eds.

Tor, 2002

Essentially a sequel to the editors' 1994 The Ascent of Wonder, this volume compiles the many varieties of science fiction that fall under the increasingly diverse "hard SF" subgenre, especially as new writers reinvigorated it the 1990s and 2000s. The earliest stories included here were first published in 1991, just before the earlier anthology was released.

  1. “Gene Wars”, Paul J. McAuley (Interzone Jun 1991)
  2. “Wang's Carpets”, Greg Egan (New Legends, 1995)
  3. “Genesis”, Poul Anderson (Far Futures, 1995)
  4. “Arthur Sternbach Brings the Curveball to Mars”, Kim Stanley Robinson (The Martians, 1999)
  5. “On the Orion Line”, Stephen Baxter (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2000)
  6. “Beggars in Spain”, Nancy Kress (Axolotl Press)
  7. “Matter's End”, Gregory Benford (Cheap Street)
  8. “The Hammer of God”, Arthur C. Clarke (Time Sep 28 1992)
  9. “Think Like a Dinosaur”, James Patrick Kelly (Asimov's Jun 1995)
  10. “Mount Olympus”, Ben Bova (Analog Feb 1999)
  11. “Marrow”, Robert Reed (Science Fiction Age Jul 1997)
  12. “Microbe”, Joan Slonczewski (Analog Aug 1995)
  13. “The Lady Vanishes”, Charles Sheffield (Science Fiction Age Nov 1996)
  14. “Bicycle Repairman”, Bruce Sterling (Intersections, 1996)
  15. “An Ever-Reddening Glow”, David Brin (Analog Feb 1996)
  16. “Sexual Dimorphism”, Kim Stanley Robinson (The Martians, 1999)
  17. “Into the Miranda Rift”, G. David Nordley (Analog Jul 1993)
  18. “The Shoulders of Giants”, Robert J. Sawyer (Star Colonies, 2000)
  19. “A Walk in the Sun”, Geoffrey A. Landis (IASFM Oct 1991)
  20. “For White Hill”, Joe Haldeman (Far Futures, 1995)
  21. “A Career in Sexual Chemistry”, Brian Stableford (Interzone #20 1987)
  22. “Reef”, Paul J. McAuley (Skylife, 2000)
  23. “Exchange Rate”, Hal Clement (Absolute Magnitude Win 1999)
  24. “Reasons to Be Cheerful”, Greg Egan (Interzone Apr 1997)
  25. “Griffin's Egg”, Michael Swanwick (Legend)
  26. “Great Wall of Mars”, Alastair Reynolds (Spectrum SF #1 2000)
  27. “A Niche”, Peter Watts (Tesseracts 3, 1990)
  28. “Gossamer”, Stephen Baxter (Science Fiction Age Nov 1995)
  29. “Madam Butterfly”, James P. Hogan (Free Space, 1997)
  30. “Understand”, Ted Chiang (IASFM Aug 1991)
  31. “Halo”, Karl Schroeder (Tesseracts 5, 1996)
  32. “Different Kinds of Darkness”, David Langford (F&SF Jan 2000)
  33. “Fast Times at Fairmont High”, Vernor Vinge (The Collected Stories of Vernor Vinge, 2001)
  34. “Reality Check”, David Brin (Nature Mar 16 2000)
  35. “The Mendelian Lamp Case”, Paul Levinson (Analog Apr 1997)
  36. “Kinds of Strangers”, Sarah Zettel (Analog Oct 1999)
  37. “The Good Rat”, Allen Steele (Analog mid-Dec 1995)
  38. “Built Upon the Sands of Time”, Michael F. Flynn (Analog Jul/Aug 2000)
  39. “Taklamakan”, Bruce Sterling (Asimov's Oct/Nov 1998)
  40. “Hatching the Phoenix”, Frederik Pohl (Amazing Fll 1999, Win 2000)
  41. “Immersion”, Gregory Benford (Science Fiction Age Mar 1996)
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