Space Opera (1974 anthology)

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Space Opera
Author edited by Brian Aldiss
Cover artist Eddie Jones
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction Short stories
Publisher Futura
Publication date
August 1974
Media type Print (Hardback)
(Paperback)
Pages 324
ISBN 978-0-86007-058-0
978-0-86007-058-1

Space Opera is a 1974 anthology of classic science fiction short stories edited by Brian Aldiss.[1]

Contents[edit]

  • Introduction (Space Opera) • (1973) • essay by Brian W. Aldiss
  • A Honeymoon in Space (Excerpt) • (1900) • short fiction by George Griffith
  • After Ixmal • (1962) • shortstory by Jeff Sutton
  • All Summer in a Day • (1954) • shortstory by Ray Bradbury
  • Answer • (1954) • short-shortstory by Fredric Brown (appeared in Futura edition only)[1][2]
  • Breaking Point • (1953) • novelette by James E. Gunn (appeared in Futura edition only)[1][2]
  • Colony • (1953) • novelette by Philip K. Dick (did not appear in Futura edition)[1][2]
  • Envoi • (1974) • essay by Brian W. Aldiss
  • Exile Is Our Lot • (1974) • essay by Brian W. Aldiss
  • Is Everything an Illusion? • (1974) • essay by Brian W. Aldiss
  • Precipices of Light That Went Forever Up . . . . • (1974) • essay by Brian W. Aldiss
  • Sea Change • (1956) • shortstory by Thomas N. Scortia[3]
  • The Godlike Machines • (1974) • essay by Brian W. Aldiss
  • The Last Question • (1956) • shortstory by Isaac Asimov
  • The Mitr • (1953) • shortstory by Jack Vance
  • The Paradox Men • (1949) • novelette by Charles L. Harness
  • The Red Brain • (1927) • shortstory by Donald Wandrei (appeared in Futura edition only)[1][2]
  • The Star of Life (Excerpt) • (1947) • short fiction by Edmond Hamilton
  • The Storm • [Mixed Men] • (1943) • novelette by A. E. van Vogt
  • The Sword of Rhiannon (Excerpt) • (1949) • novella by Leigh Brackett
  • Time Fuze • (1954) • shortstory by Randall Garrett
  • Tonight the Sky Will Fall! • [Tarl Brent] • (1952) • novella by Daniel F. Galouye
  • Zirn Left Unguarded, the Jenghik Palace in Flames, Jon Westerly Dead • (1972) • short story by Robert Sheckley

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Internet Science Fiction Database, Space Opera, Futura Edition
  2. ^ a b c d Internet Science Fiction Database, Bibliography, Space Opera
  3. ^ Thomas N. Scortia, The Internet Speculative Fiction Database