The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF

The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF

by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312855093
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 08/15/1997
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 992
Product dimensions: 5.24(w) x 10.74(h) x 2.25(d)

About the Author

David G. Hartwell is also the editor of the critically acclaimed anthology The Dark Descent: The Evolution of Horror, along with several other books.

Kathryn Cramer has also co-edited The Hard SF Renaissance, Spirits of Christmas, and other titles.

Table of Contents

The Ascent of Wonder includes short stories by:

Poul Anderson

Isaac Asimov

J. G. Ballard

Greg Bear

Alfred Bester

James Blish

Miles J. Breuer

David Brin

Edward Bryant

John W. Campbell

Arthur C. Clarke

Hal Clement

Philip K. Dick

Gordon R. Dickson

Michael F. Flynn

John M. Ford

Robert L. Forward

Raymond Z. Gallun

Randall Garrett

William Gibson

Tom Goodwin

Richard Grant

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Robert A. Heinlein

James P. Hogan

Dean Ing

Raymond F. Jones

Donald M. Kingsbury

Rudyard Kipling

C. M. Kornbluth

Henry Kuttner

Philip Latham

Ursula K. Le Guin

Katherine MacLean

Anne McCaffrey

C. L. Moore

Larry Niven

Edgar Allan Poe

Frederik Pohl

Rudy Rucker

Bob Shaw

Clifford D. Simak

John Sladek

Cordwainer Smith

Bruce Sterling

Theodore Sturgeon

James Tiptree, Jr.

George Turner

Jules Verne

Vernor Vinge

Ian Watson

H. G. Wells

Kate Wilhelm

Gene Wolfe

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TheBooknerd on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This was my textbook in a literature class on science fixture. It's a good choice for a general survey of science fiction, especially in a compare/contrast sort of way. It really does illustrate the evolution of sci-fi, particularly the development of common themes. The stories within include a lot of classic, well-known tales. Some were better than others. On a whole, most of the stories were not ones I would have read outside of a class setting, which is why I rated this at only 2 1/2 stars. Readers more fond of science fiction than myself will likely enjoy this more than I did.