THE COLLECTED STORIES OF ROBERT SILVERBERG: Vol. I of Secret Sharers by Robert Silverberg

THE COLLECTED STORIES OF ROBERT SILVERBERG: Vol. I of Secret Sharers

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Inaugural volume of a major Silverberg retrospective, featuring 24 substantial stories, 1981-88, with autobiographical introductions. Be warned, however, that the three longest--and possibly most successful--yarns here, ""Homefaring,"" ""Sailing to Byzantium,"" and ""The Secret Sharer,"" all have appeared independently as illustrated short novels (the latter two reviewed in these pages). Elsewhere, as befits a writer/editor of Silverberg's stature, there's no shortage of intriguing material in various moods and voices: computers, far-future flights of fancy, California, telepathy, aliens, multiple personalities, neo-pulp nasties, Pluto, cyberpunk, pulsars, prehistory, crime, alternate histories, probability, etc. Essential reading, and especially appropriate for collectors who passed up the relatively expensive single-volume novellas.

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1992
Page count: 640pp
Publisher: Bantam