Winner of the Locus Award, from award-winning and nominated editors Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan, a stellar collection of the grandest, most cutting-edge epic stories in science fiction's biggest genre—all never-before-published—by it's most revereds practitioners and most promising newcomers.
Contributors include Stephen Baxter • Greg Bear • Gregory Benford • Tony Daniel • Greg Egan • Peter F. Hamilton • M. John Harrison • James Patrick Kelly • Nancy Kress • Ken Macleod • Ian McDonald • Alastair Reynolds • Robert Silverberg • Dan Simmons • Michael Swanwick • Walter Jon Williams
What sets space opera apart from other fiction is its sheer scale: it is an exuberant celebration of the very large and the very small, of the very old and the very new, of the vast, panoramic instant we live in; the instant in which everything that went before melds with everything yet to be. It is Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica.
The only book of its kind, The New Space Opera brings together for the first time the generation of writers who spawned and embody the "new space opera, " aswell as other talents destined to join their ranks. Going beyond everything that has come before, this fresh, visionary anthology is essential reading for every science fiction fan.