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Space Opera (An Anthology of Way-Back-When Futures)
Space Opera - An Anthology of Way-Back-When Futures Author:Edited by Brian W. Aldiss In this collection, Brian Aldiss honors science fiction's little sister: space opera. — Space opera is full of "melodrama, dreams, and a seasoning of screwy ideas," and these fourteen stories (written between 1900 and the present) run the gamut ? from an unusual honeymoon on Venus to a cataclysm threatening to destroy the universe. A few tales ar... more »e set on earth, but most take place on other planets, other solar systems, to the far reaches of the galaxy in the distant and sometimes not-so-distant future.
Sprinkled with Bradbury, van Vogt, Dick, Asimov, and Sheckley, the volume also contains lesser-known authors whose stories have never been reprinted before.
Some of the works are lighthearted, some serious, but all are exciting, intriguing, and thoroughly enjoyable. A tribute to space opera by one of science fiction's leading writers and editors.« less