Books by Robert Silverberg

ROMA ETERNA by Robert Silverberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2003

From the veteran author/editor (The Longest Way Home, 2002, etc.), a fix-up consisting of ten stories, 1989-2003, some of which have appeared before in somewhat different form, whose premise is a highly familiar one: What if the Roman Empire never fell? Read full book review >

THE LONGEST WAY HOME by Robert Silverberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 9, 2002

A coming-of-age yarn, the first independent novel from veteran writer-editor Silverberg since The Alien Years (1998). Read full book review >

THE KING OF DREAMS by Robert Silverberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 12, 2001

Completing the Prestimion trilogy and, we're told, bringing the entire fantasy/SF Majipoor Cycle (Lord Prestimion, 2000, etc.) to a conclusion. Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 1999

Last year Silverberg presented Legends, a set of new stories by the original authors and set in the fantasy worlds they made famous; this volume does the same for science fiction. Read full book review >

THE AVRAM DAVIDSON TREASURY by Avram Davidson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 1998

All agree that Davidson (1923—93) was a gifted and technically accomplished writer with a good ear for dialogue. Read full book review >

LEGENDS by Robert Silverberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

Eleven substantial new "short novels" set in (mostly) famous multivolume fantasy worlds that need little or no introduction. Read full book review >

THE ALIEN YEARS by Robert Silverberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

Alien invasion yarn from the veteran author of Sorcerers of Majipoor (1997), etc. Seven years from now, huge alien spaceships appear all over the Earth; in California, a ship's exhaust carelessly causes vast brushfires that pilot Mike Carmichael dies trying to extinguish. Read full book review >

SORCERERS OF MAJIPOOR by Robert Silverberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

Another of veteran Silverberg's yarns set on Majipoor, the giant planet inhabited—for the most part amicably—by humans along with a bewildering array of aliens (The Mountains of Majipoor, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >

HISTORY
Released: April 1, 1997

A collection of magazine columns by a leading science fiction writer. The prolific Silverberg (Starborne, 1996, etc.) can trace his career as a columnist back to his days as a fanzine writer and editor. Read full book review >

STARBORNE by Robert Silverberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 1996

In veteran writer-editor Silverberg's (The Mountains of Majipoor, 1995, etc.) 23rd century, Earth faces terminal decline, so it makes a last effort to send forth a starship to locate and colonize new worlds. Read full book review >

THE MOUNTAINS OF MAJIPOOR by Robert Silverberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 15, 1995

After a considerable absence, Silverberg again takes up his Majipoor chronicles (Lord Valentine's Castle, 1980, etc.). Read full book review >

HOT SKY AT MIDNIGHT by Robert Silverberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 17, 1994

Near/medium-future yarn involving genetic engineering, pollution, space habitats and espionage, from the author of The Face of the Waters (1991), etc. Victor Farkas, a genetically engineered eyeless man with compensating all-round proprioceptive vision, and also an agent of the giant Kyocera-Merck corporation, travels to the space habitat Valparaiso Nuevo seeking Dr. Wu, the genetics whiz who engineered his sight without eyes. Read full book review >

THE POSITRONIC MAN by Isaac Asimov
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

Third and final collaboration between the late Asimov and Silverberg (Nightfall, 1990; The Ugly Little Boy, 1992), this based on Asimov's famous long story "The Bicentennial Man." Read full book review >

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1992

Inaugural volume of a major Silverberg retrospective, featuring 24 substantial stories, 1981-88, with autobiographical introductions. Read full book review >

THE UGLY LITTLE BOY by Isaac Asimov
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

Asimov's famous long story "The Ugly Little Boy" (cf. the equally renowned "Nightfall," novelized by the authors in 1990) first appeared in 1958 in Galaxy magazine and described the emotional repercussions resulting from a 21st-century time-travel experiment in which a Neanderthal child is brought into the present. Read full book review >

MURASAKI by Robert Silverberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 1992

Shared-world anthology (of Harlan Ellison's 1985 Medea), using a scenario created by two veteran writers, Poul Anderson and Frederik Pohl (the inspiration here is, of course, the poet Lady Murasaki's famous 11th-century Tale of Genji), and featuring stories by them and the stellar lineup of David Brin, Gregory Benford, Greg Bear, and Nancy Kress. Murasaki is a red dwarf sun whose double planets, Genji and Chujo, orbit each other. Read full book review >

UNIVERSE 2 by Robert Silverberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 1992

The Universe series, comprising previously unpublished material, once edited by the late Terry Carr, was revived in 1990 by the Silverbergs (note the change in publisher from Universe 1). Read full book review >

THE FACE OF THE WATERS by Robert Silverberg
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 15, 1991

After the sun goes nova and destroys the Earth, humans survive only in small groups on far-flung planets like Hydros, a world with no land masses at all; here, humans are permitted to share the floating islands built by the Gillies, one of several intelligent native species. Read full book review >

NIGHTFALL by Isaac Asimov
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 7, 1990

"Bound to have curiosity appeal."
Asimov's long story "Nightfall" (1941), written when he was just 21, concerns the inhabitants of a planet with six suns. Read full book review >
LETTERS FROM ATLANTIS by Robert Silverberg
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

The real story of Atlantis: In the 21 st century, scientists can send thought patterns of researchers back in time. Read full book review >

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 1, 1971

An extensively revised edition of Clarke's Going Into Space (1954), with new chapters on space stations and "harvests of space" (benefits incurred from space exploration to date). Read full book review >