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Publisher's Summary

This dazzling anthology includes epic interstellar adventures, tales of space and wonder, from some of the brightest names in science fiction. Authors include:

Kage Baker
Stephen Baxter
GregoryBenford
Tony Daniel
Greg Egan
Peter F. Hamilton
Gwyneth Jones
James Patrick Kelly
NancyKress
Ken Macleod
Paul J. McAuley
Ian McDonald
Robert Reed
Alastair Reynolds
MaryRosenblum
Robert Silverberg
Dan Simmons
Walter Jon Williams

©2008 Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Not all great, but all good

What did you love best about The New Space Opera?

There was not a single performance on this audio book that wasn't really good. Every reader improved the story with their performance.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

None of these readers was Jim Dale, with his myriad voices, but the male readers gave female characters believable voices, and the female readers did the same for the male. None of them detracted from the story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not really. But almost none of the stories made me anxious for an ending. They weren't all great stories, but none of them would be a flop, either.

Any additional comments?

Buyers of this audio book definitely get their money's worth, almost 18 hours of entertainment!

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lives up to the title

Excellent book. Narrator s were good. Would recommend this book if you enjoy science fiction.

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spacesoap opera with fiery snatches here and there

Space soap opera with fiery snatches here and there. Supprizing little packages scattered through. Hints of classic early tailes.