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Blue Tyson
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 04:52 am:   

So, new books of interest :

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

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

Are there others people know of?


HUMOUR

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 (which of course has fantasy, too)
Tales from the Spaceport Bar - George H. Scithers and Darrell Schweitzer, and related collections by other authors on that sort of lighthearted thing, Robinson, Pratt, etc.
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Alex
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 11:52 am:   

Funny you should introduce this topic, just one day after a read an interesting interview with Harry Harrison.

He talks about the difficulties in being taken seriously as a humor writer. i.e. If an author is not an established humorist, then he's just being silly.

http://www.iol.ie/~carrollm/hh/n02-ssrinter.htm

Thus, adding to your list:

The Stainless Steel Rat series.

Robert Lynn Asprin's "Myth" series is targetted to juveniles; but I enjoy 'em. Fun to read to the kids.

L. Sprague de Camp's "Reluctant King," series. It's been so long since I read 'em that I don't remember if they're laugh-out-loud funny. Definately tongue-in-cheek satire.
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Blue Tyson
Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 07:35 pm:   

Thanks for the link. I have read the Rat, and a fair few of the Myth books, but they aren't anthologies, so not for this list. :-)

Likewise Martin Scott's Thraxas series, very entertaining. Fantasy comedy private detective series.

SO FAR

SPACE OPERA


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

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


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

HUMOUR

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
Cosmic Laughter - Joe Haldeman
Dangerous Vegetables - Keith Laumer???
Analog's Lighter Side - Stan Schmidt
Never In This World - Idella Purnell Stone
Antigrav: Cosmic Comedies - Philip Strick
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david frederick stuckey
Posted on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 06:42 pm:   

I can add a very funny collection to this on my first visit :-)

"All The Way To The Gallows" collects the humourous short stories of David Drake, a name one does not immediately associate with humour; But I defy anyone to not smile at 'The Enchanted Bunny' or 'A Very Offensive Weapon'
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Pauljessup
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Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Friday, February 22, 2008 - 10:23 am:   

Space Opera-
If you like space opera, I have a space opera book coming out next year from Apex Publishing.
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Blue_tyson
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Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 09:34 pm:   

Of course, neither a collection or a novel is an anthology. You'd think a writer would get that. ;-)

Unless (unlikely) you were editing one?
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