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Hartwell Cramer SO Renaissance <— Anthologies & Collections —>
David G. Hartwell & Patrick Nielsen Hayden, eds.

Tor, 2013

This is the first big retrospective anthology to focus on SF of the 21st century, gathering work by authors who may have debuted earlier, but who "came to prominence" since 2000, as the editors explain in their introduction. Only three of the authors (Stross, Schroeder, and Watts) have appeared in any earlier Hartwell anthology listed here.

  1. “Infinities”, Vandana Singh (Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories, 2009)
  2. “Rogue Farm”, Charles Stross (Live Without a Net, 2003)
  3. “The Gambler”, Paolo Bacigalupi (Fast Forward 2, 2008)
  4. “Strood”, Neal Asher (Asimov's)
  5. “Eros, Philia, Agape”, Rachel Swirsky (
  6. “The Tale of the Wicked”, John Scalzi (The New Space Opera 2, 2009)
  7. “Bread and Bombs”, M. Rickert (F&SF Apr 2003)
  8. “The Waters of Meribah”, Tony Ballantyne (Interzone May/Jun 2003)
  9. “Tk'tk'tk”, David D. Levine (Asimov's Mar 2005)
  10. “The Nearest Thing”, Genevieve Valentine (Lightspeed Aug 2011)
  11. “Erosion”, Ian Creasey (Asimov's Oct/Nov 2009)
  12. “The Calculus Plague”, Marissa Lingen (Analog Jul/Aug 2009)
  13. “One of our Bastards is Missing”, Paul Cornell (The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction: Volume Three, 2009)
  14. “Tideline”, Elizabeth Bear (Asimov's Jun 2007)
  15. “Finisterra”, David Moles (F&SF Dec 2007)
  16. “Evil Robot Monkey”, Mary Robinette Kowal (The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction Volume Two, 2008)
  17. “The Education of Junior Number 12”, Madeline Ashby (Angry Robot's 12 Days of Christmas)
  18. “Toy Planes”, Tobias S. Buckell (Nature 13 Oct 2005)
  19. “The Algorithms for Love”, Ken Liu (Strange Horizons (online) Jul 12 2004)
  20. “The Albian Message”, Oliver Morton (Nature 1 Dec 2005)
  21. “To Hie from Far Cilenia”, Karl Schroeder (METAtropolis, 2008)
  22. “Savant Songs”, Brenda Cooper (Analog Dec 2004)
  23. “Ikiryoh”, Liz Williams (Asimov's Dec 2005)
  24. “The Prophet of Flores”, Ted Kosmatka (Asimov's Sep 2007)
  25. “How to Become a Mars Overlord”, Catherynne M. Valente (Lightspeed Aug 2010)
  26. “Second Person, Present Tense”, Daryl Gregory (Asimov's Sep 2005)
  27. “Third Day Lights”, Alaya Dawn Johnson (Interzone Oct 2005)
  28. “Balancing Accounts”, James L. Cambias (F&SF Feb 2008)
  29. “A Vector Alphabet of Interstellar Travel”, Yoon Ha Lee (
  30. “His Master's Voice”, Hannu Rajaniemi (Interzone Oct 2008)
  31. “Plotters and Shooters”, Kage Baker (Fast Forward 1, 2007)
  32. “The Island”, Peter Watts (The New Space Opera 2, 2009)
  33. “Escape to Other Worlds with Science Fiction”, Jo Walton (
  34. “Chicken Little”, Cory Doctorow (Gateways, 2010)

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