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Stepsons of Terra

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From back cover: For 500 years the distant Terran colony of Corwin had no communication with Earth. But now the invincible war-horde of the Klodni was on the march and the long-forgotten planet desperately needed Earth's help. Baird Ewing was appointed ambassador, sent to get that help.

But Earth ... Earth had degenerated into a decadent world of worthless pleasure seekers,
Published October 1st 1983 by Ace (first published 1958)
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Charles Dee Mitchell
This is the second of Silverberg's 1950's novels that I have read. Like The Seed of Earth, it was republished in the 1970''s with an introduction by Silverberg. Stepsons, however, is more of a novel than Seeds. It was at least written as a novel, whereas the other is a short story expanded into a novel-like fiction with the addition of some backstory that made it long enough to serve as one half of an Ace double. Stepsons first book publication was also as an Ace Double, so it is very short. As ...more
Sébastian Aryana
I read it in a different language, so maybe the translation was off or I missed something, but I didn't get one thing: If Ewing originally died in the torture chamber, then how did he go back in time the very first time to save himself? A dead person cannot travel in time!
Neil Davies
It's good but it's not great. Enjoyable enough but not something to get over-excited about. An average effort (and an early one) from a great author.
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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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