Sci-Fi Books by Award Winning Author Robert Silverberg

Sci-Fi Books by Award Winning Author Robert Silverberg

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Title: Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America


The definitive collection of the best in science fiction stories between 1929-1964.

This book contains twenty-six of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for The Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans.

Robert Heinlein in "The Roads Must Roll" describes an industrial civilization of the future caught up in the deadly flaws of its own complexity. "Country of the Kind," by Damon Knight, is a frightening portrayal of biological mutation. "Nightfall," by Isaac Asimov, one of the greatest stories in the science fiction field, is the story of a planet where the sun sets only once every millennium and is a chilling study in mass psychology.

Originally published in 1970 to honor those writers and their stories that had come before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame, Volume One, was the book that introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction. Too long unavailable, this new edition will treasured by all science fiction fans everywhere.

The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame, Volume One, includes the following stories:

Introduction by Robert Silverberg
"A Martian Odyssey" by Stanley G. Weinbaum
"Twilight" by John W. Campbell
"Helen O'Loy" by Lester del Rey
"The Roads Must Roll" by Robert A. Heinlein
"Microcosmic God" by Theodore Sturgeon
"Nightfall" by Isaac Asimov
"The Weapon Shop" by A. E. van Vogt
"Mimsy Were the Borogoves" by Lewis Padgett
"Huddling Place" by Clifford D. Simak
"Arena" by Frederic Brown
"First Contact" by Murray Leinster
"That Only a Mother" by Judith Merril
"Scanners Live in Vain" by Cordwainer Smith
"Mars is Heaven!" by Ray Bradbury
"The Little Black Bag" by C. M. Kornbluth
"Born of Man and Woman" by Richard Matheson
"Coming Attraction" by Fritz Leiber
"The Quest for Saint Aquin" by Anthony Boucher
"Surface Tension" by James Blish
"The Nine Billion Names of God" by Arthur C. Clarke
"It's a Good Life" by Jerome Bixby
"The Cold Equations" by Tom Godwin
"Fondly Fahrenheit" by Alfred Bester
"The Country of the Kind," Damon Knight
"Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes
"A Rose for Ecclesiastes" by Roger Zelazny

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780765305374
Pages: 576
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Title: The World Inside

Welcome to Urban Monad 116. Reaching nearly two miles into the sky, the one thousand stories of this building are home to over eight hundred thousand people living in peace and harmony. In the year 2381 with a world population of over seventy-five billion souls, the massive Urbmon system is humanity’s salvation.

Life in Urbmon 116 is highly regulated, life is cherished, and the culture of procreation is seen as the highest pinnacle of god’s plan. Conflict is abhorred, and any who disturb the peace face harsh punishment—even being sent “down the chute” to be recycled as fertilizer.

Jason Quevedo, a historian, searches records of the twentieth century hoping to find the root of his discontent with the perfection of Urbmon life.

Siegmund Kluver, a young and ambitious administrator, strives to reach the top levels of the Urbmon’s government and discovers the civilization’s dark truths.

Michael Statler, a computer engineer, harbors a forbidden desire. He dreams of leaving the building—of walking in the open air and visiting the far-off sea. This is a dream he must keep secret. If anyone were to find out, he’d face the worst punishment imaginable.

The World Inside is a fascinating exploration of society and what makes us human, told by a master of speculative fiction.

The World Inside is a 1971 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novella.

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780765324320
Pages: 256
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Title: Nightwings

Only at night, on the winds of darkness, can she soar. And it was Avluela the Flier's ebony and scarlet wings that led the Watcher to the seven hills of the ancient city from which, in a moment of weakness, the Watcher failed his vigil, leaving the skies and deep space unguarded. The invaders came and conquered. With Avluela lost in the turmoil of conquest, the Watcher set out alone for the Holy City - home of the Rememberers, keepers of the past, and where the secret of Earth's salvation lay hidden in antiquity. On his journey, the Watcher hoped to recapture his youth and find the soaring, beautiful woman he loved. But Avluela held more for the Watcher - and Earth - than love. Her wonder stretched beyond flight, for she knew the riddle to free all men...
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9781480418097
Pages: 270
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Title: Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America


The definitive collection of the best in science fiction stories between 1929-1964.

This book contains twenty-six of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for The Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans.

Robert Heinlein in "The Roads Must Roll" describes an industrial civilization of the future caught up in the deadly flaws of its own complexity. "Country of the Kind," by Damon Knight, is a frightening portrayal of biological mutation. "Nightfall," by Isaac Asimov, one of the greatest stories in the science fiction field, is the story of a planet where the sun sets only once every millennium and is a chilling study in mass psychology.

Originally published in 1970 to honor those writers and their stories that had come before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame, Volume One, was the book that introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction. Too long unavailable, this new edition will treasured by all science fiction fans everywhere.

The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame, Volume One, includes the following stories:

Introduction by Robert Silverberg
"A Martian Odyssey" by Stanley G. Weinbaum
"Twilight" by John W. Campbell
"Helen O'Loy" by Lester del Rey
"The Roads Must Roll" by Robert A. Heinlein
"Microcosmic God" by Theodore Sturgeon
"Nightfall" by Isaac Asimov
"The Weapon Shop" by A. E. van Vogt
"Mimsy Were the Borogoves" by Lewis Padgett
"Huddling Place" by Clifford D. Simak
"Arena" by Frederic Brown
"First Contact" by Murray Leinster
"That Only a Mother" by Judith Merril
"Scanners Live in Vain" by Cordwainer Smith
"Mars is Heaven!" by Ray Bradbury
"The Little Black Bag" by C. M. Kornbluth
"Born of Man and Woman" by Richard Matheson
"Coming Attraction" by Fritz Leiber
"The Quest for Saint Aquin" by Anthony Boucher
"Surface Tension" by James Blish
"The Nine Billion Names of God" by Arthur C. Clarke
"It's a Good Life" by Jerome Bixby
"The Cold Equations" by Tom Godwin
"Fondly Fahrenheit" by Alfred Bester
"The Country of the Kind," Damon Knight
"Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes
"A Rose for Ecclesiastes" by Roger Zelazny

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780765305374
Pages: 576
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Title: Mound Builders

Silverberg recounts the outlandish myths devised to explain the curious earthworks of the eastern United States, which he then accurately restores to Native American prehistory.
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780821408391
Pages: 276
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Title: The Positronic Man

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Author(s): Isaac Asimov Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780330330589
Pages: 223
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Title: Across a Billion Years

Graduate student Tom Rice is thrilled to embark on his first deep-space archeological expedition. He is part of a team from Earth, venturing out in search of artifacts from a civilization that ruled the universe many millennia ago. Called the High Ones, the members of this long-gone society left tantalizing clues about their history and culture scattered throughout space. One such clue, a “message cube” containing footage of the ancient ones, is more interesting than all of the others combined. It seems to indicate that the High Ones aren’t extinct after all—and just like that, Tom Rice’s archeological mission has become an intergalactic manhunt, one filled with ever-increasing danger that will send the explorers hurtling headlong into the greatest adventure—and peril—of their lives.
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9781480448490
Pages: 232
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Title: Hawksbill Station

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780425036792
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Title: Dying Inside

In 1972, Robert Silverberg, even then an acknowledged leader in the science fiction field, published a book that was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. More than three decades later, Dying Inside has stood the test of time and has been recognized as one of the finest novels the field has ever produced. Never wasting a word, Silverberg persuasively shows us what it would be like to read minds, painting an unforgettable portrait of a man shaped by that unique power; a power he is now inexorably losing.

Acclaimed upon first publication by SF critics and mainstream reviewers alike, Dying Inside is overdue for reintroduction to today’s SF audience. This is a novel for everyone who appreciates deeply affecting characterization, imaginative power, and the irreplaceable perspective unique to speculative fiction of the highest order.

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780765322302
Pages: 304
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Title: Tales of Majipoor

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780451464989
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Title: Blood on the Mink

Somewhere in Philadelphia, a master engraver is turning out brilliant forgeries of U.S. currency plates for an organized crime gang - and the government wants to put a stop to it. But how can they get close enough to bring down the criminal enterprise from the inside? 

By snatching a west coast crime boss' right-hand man and sending a federal agent undercover in the man's place. His assignment: pose as a buyer of counterfeit bills and try to get the engraver out. Which works fine - until he crosses paths with someone who knows the man he replaced... 

A lost masterpiece from science fiction Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, published as a complete novel for the very first time!

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780857687685
Pages: 224
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Title: Roma Eterna

No power on Earth can resist the might of Imperial Rome, so it has been and so it ever shall be. Through brute force, terror, and sheer indomitable will, her armies have enslaved a world. From the reign of Maximilianus the Great in A.U.C. 1203 onward through the ages — into a new era of scientific advancement and astounding technologies — countless upstarts and enemies arise, only to be ground into the dust beneath the merciless Roman bootheels. But one people who suffer and endure throughout the many centuries of oppressive rule dream of the glorious day that is coming — when the heavens themselves will be opened to them…and the ships they are preparing in secret will carry them on their "Great Exodus" to the stars.

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780380814886
Pages: 464
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Title: Majipoor Chronicles

Author(s): Silverberg, Robert
ISBN 13: 9780451464835
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Title: Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Vol. 1: Secret Sharers

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780553370683
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Title: The disappearance

Author(s): Philip Wylie
ISBN 13: 9780803298415
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Title: Unfamiliar Territory

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780425038826
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Title: The Planet Killers

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9781601253361
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Title: Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King

Fantasy fans, rejoice! Seven years after writer and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing history with Legends, his acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy fiction, the long-awaited second volume is here. Legends II picks up where its illustrious predecessor left off. All of the bestselling writers represented in Legends II return to the special universe of the imagination that its author has made famous throughout the world. Whether set before or after events already recounted elsewhere, whether featuring beloved characters or compelling new creations, these masterful short novels are both mesmerizing stand-alones—perfect introductions to the work of their authors—and indispensable additions to the epics on which they are based. Beyond any doubt, Legends II is the fantasy event of the season.

ROBIN HOBB returns to the Realm of the Elderlings with “Homecoming,” a powerful tale in which exiles sent to colonize the Cursed Shores find themselves sinking into an intoxicating but deadly dream . . . or is it a memory?
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN continues the adventures of Dunk, a young hedge knight, and his unusual squire, Egg, in “The Sworn Sword,” set a generation before the events in A Song of Ice and Fire.
ORSON SCOTT CARD tells a tale of Alvin Maker and the mighty Mississippi, featuring a couple of ne’er-do-wells named Jim Bowie and Abe Lincoln, in “The Yazoo Queen.”
DIANE GABALDON turns to an important character from her Outlander saga—Lord John Grey—in “Lord John and the Succubus,” a supernatural thriller set in the early days of the Seven Years War.
ROBERT SILVERBERG spins an enthralling tale of Majipoor’s early history—and remote future—as seen through the eyes of a dilettantish poet who discovers an unexpected destiny in “The Book of Changes.”
TAD WILLIAMS explores the strange afterlife of Orlando Gardiner, from his Otherland saga, in “The Happiest Dead Boy in the World.”
ANNE McCAFFREY shines a light into the most mysterious and wondrous of all places on Pern in the heartwarming “Beyond Between.”
RAYMOND E. FEIST turns from the great battles of the Riftwar to the story of one soldier, a young man about to embark on the ride of his life, in “The Messenger.”
ELIZABETH HAYDON tells of the destruction of Serendair and the fate of its last defenders in “Threshold,” set at the end of the Third Age of her Symphony of Ages series.
NEIL GAIMAN gives us a glimpse into what befalls the man called Shadow after the events of his Hugo Award–winning novel American Gods in “The Monarch of the Glen.”
TERRY BROOKS adds an exciting epilogue to The Wishsong of Shannara in “Indomitable,” the tale of Jair Ohmsford’s desperate quest to complete the destruction of the evil Ildatch . . . armed only with the magic of illusion.

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780345475787
Pages: 416
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Title: Tower of Glass

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780575070974
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Title: Time of Changes

In the far future, Earth is a worn-out backwater and humanity is spread across the galaxy on worlds that began as colonies, but now feel like home, each with its own long history of a thousand years or more, and each with its own unique culture. One of the strangest is on Borthan, where the founding settlers established the Covenant, which teaches that the self is to be despised, and forbids anyone to reveal his innermost thoughts or feelings to another. On Borthan, the filthiest obscenities imaginable are the words “I” and “me.” For the heinous crime of “self-baring,” apostates have always paid with exile or death, but after his eyes are opened by a visitor from Earth, Kinnall Darival, prince of Salla, risks everything to teach his people the real meaning of being human.

With a new introduction by the author, and the first-ever map of Borthan, this classic, out of print since 1992, is a fantastic new addition to the Orb imprint.

A spellbiiding tale of a tradion-bound centuries-old Earth Colony and an Earthman who offers a magic drug that tears down the walls between men's souls.

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780765322319
Pages: 304
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Title: UP THE LINE

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780345273888
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Title: Majipoor Chronicles

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780877953593
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Title: Far horizons

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780380796946
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Title: The Queen of Springtime: The New Springtime, Volume 2

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780803293311
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Title: An Exaltation of Stars

Author(s): Terry Carr
ISBN 13: 9780671777371
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Title: The Seed of Earth

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780441758760
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Title: Gilgamesh the King

The epic tale of Gilgamesh, the legendary god-king of Sumeria who discovered the secret of eternal life, has enflamed the imaginations of countless generations. The ancient Sumerian tale tells the story of a king who would be a god, by whatever means necessary. The original story says Gilgamesh was a young giant with enormous wealth, power and beauty—and a boundless arrogance that leads him to oppress his people. In this arrogance, Gilgamesh faces mortality in the death of a friend and ally whom he once feared, and the young king's suffering propels him on an action-packed and paced quest for immortality.

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780553252507
Pages: 320
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Title: Downward to the Earth

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780553240436
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Title: Lord Valentine's Castle

Lord Valentine's Castle is Book 1 of The Majipoor Cycle. The planet Majipoor is shared by humans and several alien races, including four-armed Skandars, three-eyed Liiman, and the native, shape-shifting Metamorphs. All are watched over by the King of Dreams, the labyrinth-dwelling Pontifex, and the priestess of the Isle of Sleep, while the Coronal officially rules from atop Castle Mount. The Majipoor Cycle begins as young Valentine, a man with no memory, is hired as an apprentice juggler by a group of eccentric performers. While the traveling troupe takes to the road, Valentine's sleep is disturbed by nightmare visions of warring brothers and difficulties on faraway Castle Mount. In a quest to discover who Valentine really is, his wise and peculiar companions resolve to help him claim the rewards of his birth. But another trial awaits Valentine that will test his belief, resolve, and strength of character.
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780006483779
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Title: Hunt the Space-Witch!

Author(s): Silverberg, Robert
ISBN 13: 9781601253293
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Title: Sorcerers of Majipoor

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780330342698
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Title: The Pueblo Revolt

The peaceable Pueblo Indians seemed an unlikely people to rise emphatically and successfully against the Spanish Empire. For eighty-two years the Pueblos had lived under Spanish domination in the northern part of present-day New Mexico. The Spanish administration had been led not by Coronado’s earlier vision of god but by a desire to convert the Indians to Christianity and eke a living from the country north of Mexico. The situation made conflict inevitable, with devastating results.

Robert Silverberg writes: "While the missionaries flogged and even hanged the Indians to save their souls, the civil authorities enslaved them, plundered the wealth of their cornfields, forced them to abide by incomprehensible Spanish laws." A long drought beginning in the 1660s and the accelerated raids of nomadic tribes contributed to the spontaneous revolt to the Pueblos in August 1680.

How the Pueblos maintained their independence for a dozen years in plain view of the ambitious Spaniards and how they finally expelled the Spanish is the exciting story of The Pueblo Revolt. Robert Silverberg’s descriptions yield a rich picture of the Pueblo culture.

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780803292277
Pages: 218
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Title: The Mutant Season

Author(s): Karen Haber
ISBN 13: 9780553286298
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Title: Lord Prestimion

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780061058103
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Title: Sailing to Byzantium

The world's most distinguished author of the literature of the fantastic presents his most extraordinary stories of worlds lost and dreams fulfilled...

In his illustrious forty-five year career as a novelist and author of short fiction, Robert Silverberg has belonged in the company of the best writers of the 20th century. His writing has been compared to Conrad, Huxley, and Orwell.

In this definitive collection Silverberg presents the novellas that have won him multiple Hugo and Nebula Award nominations, including his Nebula Award winning acieivement Sailing to Byzantium. Here are the virtuoso performances of the third phase of Silverberg's astounding career: the Nebula Award nominee Homefaring; the Hugo Award nominee The Secret Sharer; Thomas the Proclaimer and We are for the Dark.

If you are a lover of Silverberg's work or are simply looking for a place to begin a relationship with the literature of science fiction and fantasy, this is the place to start.

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780743487115
Pages: 419
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Title: The Book of Skulls

Seeking the immortality promised in an ancient manuscript, The Book of Skulls, four friends, college roommates, go on a spring break trip to Arizona: Eli, the scholar, who found and translated the book; Timothy, scion of an American dynasty, born and bred to lead; Ned, poet and cynic; and Oliver, the brilliant farm boy obsessed with death.

Somewhere in the desert lies the House of Skulls, where a mystic brotherhood guards the secret of eternal life. There, the four aspirants will present themselves–and a horrific price will be demanded.

For immortality requires sacrifice. Two victims to balance two survivors. One by suicide, one by murder.

Now, beneath the gaze of grinning skulls, the terror begins. . . .

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780345471383
Pages: 240
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Title: The Queen of Springtime

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780575045866
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Title: The fantasy hall of fame

Author(s): Ed. Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780061052156
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Title: The Silent Invaders

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780812554601
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Title: The Masks of Time

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780575072183
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Title: The Alien Years

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780061051111
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Title: Kingdoms Of The Wall

Poilar and his childhood friend Traiben traverse the mysterious Kingdoms and blasted landscapes, braving ghosts and monstrous apparitions to reach the summit of Kosa Saag and to discover the secret of the gods
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780586211076
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Title: Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg: Beyond the Safe Zone v. 3

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780586213711
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Title: At Winter's End (The New Springtime) (Volume 1)

After seven hundred thousand years underground, one tribe emerges to explore the new world The time of falling death stars ushered in the Long Winter—eons of cold that caused plants and animals to vanish from Earth and drove people to take refuge in underground cocoons. Human ingenuity had never faced a greater challenge. For seven hundred thousand years, generation after generation was born and died below the Earth’s surface. But now, one small tribe is sensing change. Chieftain Koshmar is sure that the New Springtime is near, so she leads her people above ground to explore the new world that awaits. The unfamiliar Earth, still a frozen shell of its former self, will test their mettle in every way, leading the people of the tribe to the brink of their destiny—or to their doom. At Winter’s End is the first book of the New Springtime series, which continues with The Queen of Springtime.
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9781480448506
Pages: 570
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Title: Capricorn games

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780330256315
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Title: Born with the Dead; Three Novellas

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780394714479
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Title: King of Dreams

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780061020520
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Title: The Gate of Worlds

In this alternate history novel, the Bubonic Plague sets the stage for a world where the West is powerless. After the Black Death has wiped out most of the European population, there is little defense against Turkish invasion and expansion, and by the 1980s, the major world powers are the Russians, the Turks, the Aztecs, the Incas, and the Japanese. Dan Beauchamp, a young Englishman whose heart longs for fortune and adventure, travels to industrial Mexico and discovers that he has a lot to learn.
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780812514391
Pages: 256
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Title: Realm of Prester John

Silverberg has pieced together the life history of the myth of Prester John, the astonishing Christian potentate of the East--a legend which cast a powerful spell over Latin Christendom for centuries.
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780821411384
Pages: 344
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Title: The Gate of Worlds

In this alternate history novel, the Bubonic Plague sets the stage for a world where the West is powerless. After the Black Death has wiped out most of the European population, there is little defense against Turkish invasion and expansion, and by the 1980s, the major world powers are the Russians, the Turks, the Aztecs, the Incas, and the Japanese. Dan Beauchamp, a young Englishman whose heart longs for fortune and adventure, travels to industrial Mexico and discovers that he has a lot to learn.
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780812514391
Pages: 256
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Title: To Open the Sky

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780553245028
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Title: The Conglomeroid Cocktail Party

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780553250770
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Title: Master of Life and Death

From Robert Silverberg's contemporary afterword: "What I wanted to do in short was to produce a masterpiece. I don't mean that word 'masterpiece' in the pretentious sense, not a sublime work of genius but merely the piece of work which a craftsman presents by way of proving that the apprenticeship is over. That required an elaborate plot. My earliest books suffered from an inability to tie up loose ends...so I studied my elders, I analyzed the means by which the science fiction writers I admired wove the strands of their stories...I studied and I imitated and finally in Master of Life and Death, I let loose with all my thunderbolts." In The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Anthony Boucher wrote that "Silverberg's success in maintaining complete clarity and narrative drive while 'manipulating unnumbered plots and complex concepts is a technical triumph" and Master of Life and Death, returning in this RosettaBooks edition, has the contemporaneity of Silverberg's best work.When his superior disappears, Roy Walton, the assistant director of population relocation, suddenly becomes the Master of Life and Death on an overcrowded Earth and must reapportion the population to avoid fear and panic. But this is only the first of Walton's challenges. He is confronted by menacing aliens with an ambiguous agenda which may include conquest. A renegade scientist has produced a new immortality serum which if distributed would only strain resources and deepen human misery. But how can such information be withheld and will Walton become the Master of Death alone if he suppresses that information? Manifold obstacles make efforts to solve one problem only contribute to increasing the others. Ultimately, however, Walton finds the ingenious solution which ties and resolves all of the difficulties.
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780967178394
Pages: 176
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Title: Golden Dream: Seekers of El Dorado

One of the most persistent legends in the annals of New Worlds exploration is that of the Land of Gold. Its mythical site was located over vast areas of South America (and later, North America); it drove some men mad with greed and, often as not, to their deaths. In this amazing history of quest and adventure, Robert Silverberg traces the fate of Old World explorers lured westward by the myth of El Dorado. From the German conquistadores, licensed by the Spanish king to operate out of Venezuela; to the journeys of Gonzalo Pizarro in the Amazon basin; to the nearly miraculous voyage of Orellana as far as the mouth of the Amazon (where he encountered the warlike women, who, according to his chronicler, gave the river its name); violence and bloodshed accompanied the determined adventurers. Sir Walter Raleigh (and a host of others) spent small fortunes and many lives trying to locate Manoa, a city that was rumored to be El Dorado. It was the naturalist Humboldt in the nineteenth century who turned attention back to Lake Guatavita, where gold was indeed found - though much less than the mythic El Dorado. Too little, in fact, to be worth the cost of extracting it. And so the legend died. With the historian's attention to fact and the novelist's gift for the dramatic, Silverberg recreates the legend of El Dorado.
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780821411704
Pages: 437
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Title: The Time Hoppers

Author(s): Silverberg, Robert
ISBN 13: 9780006151470
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Title: Starborne

It promises to be the greatest voyage of exploration in human history. From the stagnant, placid society of twenty-third-century Earth comes an idea so powerful that it seizes the imagination of all humankind. A starship will be sent deep into the unknown galaxy in search of habitable worlds, with the hope that the challenge of colonization will somehow rekindle the dying human spirit. Fifty men and women are chosen to crew the Wotan, each nursing his or her own secret dreams and fears. Their leader is the stoic year-captain, drawn to the dangerous mission by his lifelong quest for meaning. The single most important member of the crew is the blind Noelle, whose telepathic link with her blind twin sister on Earth provides the Wotan's only contact with Earth as it speeds through the pearl-gray twilight of unfathomable nospace. The worlds that the Wotan encounters are both strange and inhospitable, and with each disappointment its mission seems more and more hopeless. Then Noelle's mind-link with Earth is inexplicably broken, and the crew begin to despair, fearing they've been condemned to wander alone through the vastness of space forever, cut off from any contact with humankind. But when Noelle unexpectedly senses a massive alien presence in the vast vacuum of deepest space, the crew suddenly realize that their every assumption about life and the universe may prove dead wrong.
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780553573343
Pages: 240
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Title: Thorns

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780345279682
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Title: Shadrach in the Furnace

In the twenty-first century, a battered world is ruled by a crafty old tyrant, Genghis II Mao IV Khan. The Khan is ninety-three years old, his life systems sustained by the skill of Mordecai Shadrach, a brilliant young surgeon whose chief function is to replace the Khan’s worn-out organs. Within the vast tower-complex, the most advanced equipment is dedicated to three top-priority projects, each designed to keep the Khan immortal. Most sinister of these is Project Avatar, by which the Khan’s mind and persona are to be transferred to a younger body.
Shadrach makes the unsettling discovery that it is his body that is to be used. His friends beg him to flee, but he refuses to panic. Instead, and with startling composure, he evolves a dangerous plan that could change the face of the earth or, if it backfires, mean the end of life.
Shadrach in the Furnace is at once a broad, sweeping novel and a harsh, abrasive, irreverent book about a life-and-death battle between two titans—one the epitome of evil, the other a paragon of idealism—in a society pushed to extremes.
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780803216310
Pages: 264
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Title: The Best of Robert Silverberg

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780671655860
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Title: New dimensions 12

Author(s): Marta Randall and Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780671830861
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Title: New Dimensions 11

Author(s): Robert Silverberg, Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress)
ISBN 13: 9780671830854
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Title: The Chalice of Death: Three Novels of Mystery in Space

Author(s): Silverberg, Robert
ISBN 13: 9781601253774
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Title: The Man in the Maze

First published in Great Britain by Sidgwick & Jackson, 1969.
Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9781504014311
Pages: 218
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Title: Earth's Other Shadow

Author(s): Robert Silverberg
ISBN 13: 9780451055385
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