Search Results: "Robert Silverberg"


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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 >

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EARLY DAYS by Robert Silverberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2016

"Reading this collection is akin to watching the B-movies Quentin Tarantino has spent his career riffing off—fun for superfans and students of the genre but skippable for everyone else."
A collection of pulp-style science-fiction stories from the days when men were men and aliens were green, scaly, and up to no good. Read full book review >

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

"Nearly 500 pages of elegant, soporific twiddling; even Majipoor addicts are likely to find their attention wandering."
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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

"Sophisticated, well-expressed, and often controversial, these essays are more for Silverberg's longtime fans than for new readers."
A collection of magazine columns by a leading science fiction writer. Read full book review >

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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 >

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

"Another polished and agreeable presentation, constrained by its overly familiar scenario; the present-tense narrative doesn't help—though some sparks of originality would've worked wonders."
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 >

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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 >

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THIS WAY TO THE END TIMES by Robert Silverberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Wonderfully written, surprisingly varied apocalyptic tales."
In a substantial anthology of stories about the end of the world, editor Silverberg (Tales of Majipoor, 2013, etc.) brings together works by both classic science-fiction writers and contemporary authors. Read full book review >

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

"Works better as individual stories, where Silverberg can bring his scholarship to bear, than as a quasi-novel whose overall justification grows steadily more improbable."
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 >

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

"Silverberg handles his protagonist's absorbing material and spiritual odyssey from naïve youth to weary journeyman with quiet, precise wisdom."
A coming-of-age yarn, the first independent novel from veteran writer-editor Silverberg since The Alien Years (1998). Read full book review >

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

"Turgid—sentences swell into paragraphs, paragraphs bloat into pages, pages expand to fill entire chapters—though empty of wit, zest, or creativity: the terminal episode in a hitherto interminable series subsides with no more than a tiny gasp."
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 >