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The Best of Robert Silverberg

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  169 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
· Thinking about Silverberg · Barry N. Malzberg · in
· Road to Nightfall · nv Fantastic Universe Jul ’58
· Warm Man · ss F&SF May ’57
· To See the Invisible Man · ss Worlds of Tomorrow Apr ’63
· The Sixth Palace · ss Galaxy Feb ’65
· Flies · ss Dangerous Visions, ed. Harlan Ellison, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1967
· Hawksbill Station · na Galaxy Aug ’67
· Pas
Paperback, 258 pages
Published February 1st 1976 by Not Avail
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Branwen Sedai *of the White Ajah*
"What a cruel and dark place the world is, for all its beauty, all its wonder! We have miracles around us on every side-a spider web is a miracle! But we also have violence, insanity, terrible disease, sudden death. The same Nature that brings us the mountains and the rivers and the green glistening meadows brings us the hurricane, the earthquake, and floods..."

This was an anthology of some of Robert Silverberg's best work, mostly stories that center around time travel, which is just fascinating
Nov 23, 2014 spikeINflorida rated it really liked it
Placed in chronological order, the reader has a front row seat to study Silverberg's metamorphosis from a fledgling (stories 1-3) to master author (stories 4-9). Hawksbill Station and Nightwings were so enjoyable that I will be reading their expanded novel length editions. A must read for Robert Silverberg fans.
Mike S
Nov 22, 2016 Mike S rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction-sci-fi
Some of Silverburg's absolute best, ranging from 1954 to 1971. Some of the stories are a little dark but they are all well-written, and some are brilliant. Silverburg is a natural writer, he's just so talented it's a pleasure reading his work.
Feb 16, 2012 John rated it it was amazing
Shelves: unfinished, sci-fi
I read this on holiday and didn't have time to finish it - I remember reading the following:
"Road to Nightfall" - a depressing post-nuclear scenario, where people are running out of food
"Warm Man"
"To See the Invisible Man" - a man is punished by being made 'invisible', so everyone must ignore him. An interesting concept.
"Hawksbill Station" - a classic time travel story
Mar 05, 2012 Randy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
Silverberg is a staple author, his work is clean and devoid of jargon; his ideas are vivid and imaginative. He has the ability to tell a story with much heart just as Ray Bradbury. Here you find some of his best work, of which the favorites of mine are Hawksbill Station, Sundance among others.
Scott Golden
Jan 08, 2014 Scott Golden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Talent. Like his British contemporary, John Brunner, Silverberg cranked out competent hackwork stories and novels for 15 years, before finally clicking in mid-60's. His Best Of contains some of the best stories of any writer of his time.
Of these stories, the only one that seems to me to be great is "To See the Invisible Man" (although I definitely could've done without that Tarzan-ish last sentence). The rest of them didn't really do much for me.
Robert Walrod
Mar 09, 2015 Robert Walrod rated it liked it
Highlights: "Road to Nightfall," "To See the Invisible Man," "The Sixth Palace," "Passengers," "Good News From the Vatican."
Victor Whitman
Jun 11, 2012 Victor Whitman rated it really liked it
Still think the amazing Silverberg is one of the best story tellers and writers around. This is a collection of some of his best stories up to 1971. Lots of great stuff in here.
Little Miss Esoteric
Silverberg was the master of short stories. These are some of his best. I'll pass on his longer novels though, none of which have ever really impressed me.
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I still remember bits and pieces of these vivid stories.
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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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