Book Reviews of The New Space Opera

The New Space Opera
ISBN-13: 9780060846756
ISBN-10: 0060846755
Publication Date: 6/12/2007
Pages: 528
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Eos/HarperCollins Publ
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a nice little short story collection, all centered around the new space opera.
Contents include:
Gwyneth Jones: "Saving Tiamaat"
Ian McDonald: "Verthandi's Ring"
Robert Reed: "Hatch"
Paul J. McAuley: "Winning Peace"
Greg Egan: "Glory"
Kage Baker: "Maelstrom"
Peter F. Hamilton: "Blessed by an Angel"
Ken MacLeod: "Who's Afraid of Wolf 359?"
Tony Daniel: "The Valley of the Gardens"
James Patrick Kelly: "Dividing the Sustain"
Alastair Reynolds: "Minla's Flowers"
Mary Rosenblum: "Splinters of Glass"
Stephen Baxter: "Remembrance"
Robert Silverberg: "The Emperor and the Maula"
Gregory Benford: "The Worm Turns"
Walter Jon Williams: "Send Them Flowers"
Nancy Kress: "Art of War"
Dan Simmons: "Muse of Fire"

I particularly enjoyed "Minla's Flowers" because it is a new Merlin story (and ties into "Hideaway" and "Merlin's Gun."
"Who's Afraid of Wolf 359?" by Ken MacLeod is fun and takes a world from a backwater to something altogether unexpected.
"Send Them Flowers" by Walter Jon Williams is a neat little tale of a pair of probability hopping ne'er do wells.
"Muse of Fire" by Dan Simmons is a very good piece (for me at least) combining space opera and Shakespeare to good effect.