The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF

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David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer
Orbit, 1994 - Science fiction - 990 pages
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An anthology of more than 70 stories which traces the development of hard science fiction throughout the history of the genre. Authors featured include Poe, Verne and Wells, as well as Clarke, Heinlein, Asimov, Dick, LeGuin, Haldeman and Sterling.

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What a tome! It's a pretty interesting narration of the history of sci-fi. It's just a little too ambitious - let's not start with Nathaniel Hawthorne. The breadth makes an interesting collection but ... Read full review

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11/28/11: "Waterclap" (1970) by Isaac Asimov 12/2/11: "The Star" (1955) by Arthur C. Clarke Read full review

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