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World of a Thousand Colors

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  59 ratings  ·  4 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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Erik Graff
Feb 21, 2012 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: silverberg fans
Recommended to Erik by: Nathan Gregory
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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
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
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
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
More about Robert Silverberg...
Lord Valentine's Castle (Lord Valentine, #1) Legends The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume 1 Dying Inside Legends II

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