Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Space Opera and Fun


The New Space Opera - Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan
Space Opera - Rich Horton
The Space Opera Renaissance - David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer

Older :

Space Opera - Brian Aldiss
Planets Of Wonder - Terry Carr
Swordsmen In the Sky - Donald Wollheim

These I think, given they say Adventure in the Grand tradition, dodgy name as far as pinning it down goes.

The Good Old Stuff - Gardner Dozois
The Good New Stuff - Gardner Dozois

There's also

The Ultimate Silver Surfer - Stan Lee
Arrival - Abigail Irvine (A Buck Rogers game tie-in)

Star Trek -
Star Wars -
Tales From the Empire edited by Peter Schweighofer (Various)
Tales From the New Republic edited by Peter Schweighofer (Various)
Tales From the Mos Eisley Cantina edited by Kevin J. Anderson (0-3 ABY)
Tales of the Bounty Hunters edited by Kevin J. Anderson (2-3 ABY)
Tales From Jabba's Palace edited by Kevin J. Anderson (4 ABY)
Star Wars Adventure Journal volumes 1-15 (various editors, various points along timeline)

Suggested by others

Space Odysseys - Brian Aldiss
Galactic Empires 1 - Brian Aldiss
Galactic Empires 2 - Brian Aldiss
Perilous Planets - Brian Aldiss
Evil Earths - Brian Aldiss

The Giant Anthology of Science Fiction - Leo Marguiles and Oscar J. Friend

Deep Space - Robert Silverberg
To the Stars - Robert Silverberg

Aimed at kids

Space Service - Andre Norton
Space Police - Andre Norton
Space Pioneers - Andre Norton

Space, Space, Space - William Sloane


Not anywhere near as much of this published, it would seem.

On the humour side I have seen

Laughing Space - Isaac Asimov
The Wizards of Odd Tales of Comic Fantasy - Peter Haining
Tales from the Spaceport Bar - George H. Scithers and Darrell Schweitzer

Suggested by others :

Knights of Madness: Further Comic Tales of Fantasy - Peter Haining
The Book of Comic Fantasy - Mike Ashley
The Mammoth Book of Seriously Comic Fantasy - Mike Ashley
The Mammoth Book of Awesome Comic Fantasy - Mike Ashley
The Mammoth Book of New Comic Fantasy - Mike Ashley
Science Fiction Carnival - Frederic Brown and Mack Reynolds
Isaac Asimov's SF Lite - Gardner Dozois
Betcha Can't Read Just One - Martin H. Greenberg and Alan Dean Foster
Dangerous Vegetables - Martin H. Greenberg and Charles G. Waugh and Keith Laumer
Cosmic Laughter - Joe Haldeman
This Is My Funniest - Mike Resnick
This Is My Funniest 2 - Mike Resnick
Carmen Miranda's Ghost Is Haunting Space Station Three - Don Sakers
Analog's Lighter Side - Stan Schmidt
Infinite Jests - Robert Silverberg
Never In This World - Idella Purnell Stone
Antigrav: Cosmic Comedies - Philip Strick

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