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Times Three

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In Times Three, Science Fiction Grand Master Robert Silverberg presents a trio of ingenious variations on one of science fiction's most durable themes: time travel. These three novels, all of them prime Silverberg, approach that subject from a dizzying variety of perspectives. The result is a remarkable display of ingenuity, erudition, and sheer narrative power.

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Hardcover, 473 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Subterranean Press
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Kat  Hooper
Mar 27, 2011 Kat Hooper rated it liked it
ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.

Time travel is one of Robert Silverberg’s favorite themes and he gives us three of his best time travel novels, and an introduction to each, in the collection Times Three from Subterranean Press.

Hawksbill Station (1968) is about a camp for 21st century American political dissidents who are permanently exiled to... the late Cambrian era. Hawksbill Station is a stark and lonely place — it’s all rocks, ocean, and trilobites. With no meat, no women, and no way
Joe Martin

Time travel stories are my favorite sub-genre of science fiction. I've always loved the idea of visiting other times. I'd like to experience history directly. I'd love to sit in the audience for the first performance of Handel's Messiah or one of Beethoven's symphonies. I'd love to experience Teddy Roosevelt's charisma for myself. What was imperial Rome like, at the height of its power?

I'd also like to experience the planet as it existed in the past. I'd love to see what it would be like to walk

Jeffrey Powanda
Feb 08, 2015 Jeffrey Powanda rated it really liked it
Great fun. Silverberg anthologized three of his most famous time travel stories: Hawksbill Station, Up the Line, and Project Pendulum. I enjoyed all three, but liked Project Pendulum the most. It featured a set of male twins shunting back and forth over 95 billion years. A truly breathtaking concept with a breakneck pace.

Silverberg makes some bizarre choices in these stories. Hawksbill Station deposits male political prisoners in the late Cambrian era, when there isn't much around except trilob
Mar 15, 2012 Joyce rated it it was amazing
I love this book. I read "Up the Line" some 30 years ago, in paperback. I guess it made an impression on me as I have been on the look out for it in hard back off & on over the last 10 years, or so. I would have been willing to buy it in paperback even, for a decent price. I did find a few copies on amazon, but they were all preowned paperbacks & price around $20.00----WHAT? I tried to order it@ both, Borders & B&N, to which they both replied " out of print, try a used book store ...more
May 22, 2013 Steven rated it liked it
This is three separate stories.

The introduction is actually a great read - it really gives interesting context for the stories. I guess it's the best introduction I've read...although most introductions to fiction are about boring "literature".

The first story is a little dull. It would have been better shorter (as the introduction indicates it originally was). The protagonist is in such a dead-end state that he can't go anywhere but up, so there's no real tension to the story.

The second story ha
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Robert Silverberg is one of science fiction’s most beloved writers, and the author of such contemporary classics as Dying Inside, Downward to the Earth and Lord Valentine’s Castle, as well as At Winter’s End, also available in a Bison Books edition. He is a past president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the winner of five Nebula Awards and five Hugo Awards. In 2004 the Sc ...more
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