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Something exciting has been happening in modern SF. After decades of confusion, many of the field's best writers have been returning to the subgenre called, roughly, "hard SF" - science fiction focused on science and technology, often with strong adventure plots. Now, World Fantasy Award-winning editors David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer present an immense, authoritative anthology that maps the development and modern-day resurgence of this form, argues for its special virtues and present preeminence - and entertains us with some spectacular storytelling along the way.
Included are major stories by contemporary and classic names such as Poul Anderson, Stephen Baxter, Gregory Benford, Ben Bova, David Brin, Arthur C. Clarke, Hal Clement, Greg Egan, Joe Haldeman, Nancy Kress, 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 Hard SF Renaissance" will be an anthology that SF readers return to for years to come.

Gene Wars (1991) by Paul J. McAuley
Wang's Carpets (1995) by Greg Egan
Genesis (1995) by Poul Anderson
Arthur Sternbach Brings the Curveball to Mars (1999) by Kim Stanley Robinson
On the Orion Line (2000) by Stephen Baxter
Beggars in Spain (1991) by Nancy Kress
Matter's End (1989) by Gregory Benford
The Hammer of God (1992) by Arthur C. Clarke
Think Like a Dinosaur (1995) by James Patrick Kelly
Mount Olympus (1999) by Ben Bova
Marrow (1997) by Robert Reed
Microbe (1995) by Joan Slonczewski
The Lady Vanishes (1996) by Charles Sheffield
Bicycle Repairman (1996) by Bruce Sterling
An Ever-Reddening Glow (1996) by David Brin
Sexual Dimorphism (1999) by Kim Stanley Robinson
Into the Miranda Rift (1993) by G. David Nordley
The Shoulders of Giants (2000) by Robert J. Sawyer
A Walk in the Sun (1991) by Geoffrey A. Landis
For White Hill (1995) by Joe Haldeman
A Career in Sexual Chemistry (1987) by Brian Stableford
Reef (2000) by Paul J. McAuley
Exchange Rate (1999) by Hal Clement
Reasons to Be Cheerful (1997) by Greg Egan
Griffin's Egg (1991) by Michael Swanwick
Great Wall of Mars (2000) by Alastair Reynolds
A Niche (1990) by Peter Watts
Gossamer (1995) by Stephen Baxter
Madam Butterfly (1997) by James P. Hogan
Understand (1991) by Ted Chiang
Halo (1996) by Karl Schroeder
Different Kinds of Darkness (2000) by David Langford
Fast Times at Fairmont High (2001) by Vernor Vinge
Reality Check (2000) by David Brin
The Mendelian Lamp Case (1997) by Paul Levinson
Kinds of Strangers (1999) by Sarah Zettel
The Good Rat (1995) by Allen Steele
Built upon the Sands of Time (2000) by Michael F. Flynn
Taklamakan (1998) by Bruce Sterling
Hatching the Phoenix (1999) by Frederik Pohl
Immersion (1996) by Gregory Benford
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