adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $24.47

Buy for $24.47

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

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.

What listeners say about The New Space Opera

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    12
  • 4 Stars
    32
  • 3 Stars
    18
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    3
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    18
  • 4 Stars
    27
  • 3 Stars
    12
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    14
  • 4 Stars
    24
  • 3 Stars
    17
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

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!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

terrible...

This sounds old, the narrator's are just blah sounding, good if you want to sleep ! I am underwhelmed and feel like I have wasted a ticket, basically $15 down the drain. Again!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Clever, but Dull Short Stories

This is a series of short stories. The editors appear to have confused clever story telling with "interesting" story telling. I can appreciate the high level of literary skill displayed by the authors, but I just don't enjoy stories that focus on style over content. The well-crafted stories were hard to follow, and consequently, hard to enjoy.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

2nd half of the book was good

I like my sci-fi to be character driven and relatable. The first half of this book was not at all. If you like science driven philosophy you may care for it but I MUCH prefer character driven philosophy such as the last story in this book by Simons. Frankly that story raised the overall from 2 stars to 3.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

lives up to the title

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

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.