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World of a Thousand Colors

3.95  ·  Rating Details ·  65 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A stellar collection of the best stories from the universe of Robert Silverberg, author of Majipoor Chronicles and Lord Valentine’s Castle, America’s premier author of imaginative fiction.

From undiscovered worlds to the aliens lurking among us, Robert Silverberg here demonstrates his own unlimited imagination that succeeds in making fantasy as real, as acceptable as the or
Hardcover, 329 pages
Published July 1st 1982 by Arbor House Publishing Company (NYC)
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May 07, 2009 Marc rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Silverberg's World of a Thousand Colors contained stories published from 1957-1971 and although there is a tendency to twilight-zone endings, it really is an excellent collection. A few notable of the 19 included: "Something Wild is Loose" is about an alien that can only communicate with humans telepathically while we sleep, but unfortunately we experience this as horrible nightmares- would make an excellent RPG scenario. "Going Down Smooth" is a clever description of a psychiatric computer that ...more
Erik Graff
Aug 19, 2008 Erik Graff rated it liked it
Recommends it for: silverberg fans
Recommended to Erik by: Nathan Gregory
Shelves: sf
I just returned from twelve days in northwest Wisconsin with friends who live nearby in East Rogers Park, Chicago. Having brought up a lengthy biography of Robert Graves and having expectations of what amounts to a used bookstore in Hayward, I expected to be set. But the store was disappointing, every interesting book being already owned or read, so I had to search the house we were staying in for material to bide the time until the "Friends of the Library" room was open at the Hayward Carnegie. ...more
Feb 24, 2011 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This collection of short stories, written between the late fifties and early seventies, has held up quite well. For the most part, they are set in the far distant future and explore questions of alien civilizations and space travel. Only two stories, written in 1959 and 1969 and taking place in 1989 and 2003 respectively contain technology that we now know was not in existence at those times. However, it is rather easy to suspend disbelief and treat the stories as if they take place in a future ...more
Bob Rust
Jul 25, 2016 Bob Rust rated it it was amazing
Something Wild Is Loose • (1971)
The Pain Peddlers • (1963)
Going Down Smooth • (1968)
World of a Thousand Colors • (1957)
The Outbreeders • (1959)
Neighbor • (1964)
The Man Who Never Forgot • (1958)
Prime Commandment • (1958)
One-Way Journey • (1957)
To the Dark Star • (1968)
The Four • (1958)
Passport to Sirius • (1958)
Counterpart • (1959)
Neutral Planet • (1957)
Solitary • (1957)
Journey's End • (1958)
The Fangs of the Trees • (1968)
En Route to Earth • (1957)
How It Was When the Past Went Away • (19
Mar 02, 2014 Ruth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
Not usually a short story fan but my notes say I can be persuaded otherwise: Many [of these stories] remind me of what drew me to SciFi in the first place.
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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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