207th out of 243 books — 133 voters
by Robert Silverberg , Poul Anderson, Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, David Brin (Goodreads Author), Nancy Kress (Goodreads Author), Frederik Pohl
In a major science fiction event, Nebula Award winners Poul Anderson, Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, David Brin, Nancy Kress, and Frederik Pohl join forces--under the editorship of Robert Silverberg--to create a triumph of world-building: Murasaki, a science fiction novel in six parts. Murasaki is completely based in hard science and what we know of the Murasaki star system--...more
Mass Market Paperback, 377 pages
Published May 1st 1993 by Spectra
(first published 1992)
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It's a small wonder that there wasn't a continuation of this story past this collaboration. This is also a blemish on the ratings system on Goodreads. As of writing this review, Murasaki holds a 3.26 rating. Really? That's pretty bad.
At the tangible risk of making this a persuasive essay, let me tell you why it's not worthy of such a low score.
Murasaki is a novel that 7 Nebula award winners collaborated on:
1. Poul Anderson
2. Greg Bear
3. Gregory Benford
4. David Brin
5. Nancy Kress
Jul 23, 2007 Dan rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people reading for insight into the craft of writing
If you're looking for The Tale of Genji, you'll be disappointed; this has nothing to do with the author of the world's first novel. What it is is actually a multi-author collaborative novel, with each subsequent author building all the previous work. It's a sort of scaled-up campfire serial story, and just about as uneven as you'd expect, but it's consistently readable and inventive, and it's certainly interesting to see how different authors bend and twist the same basic world and riff on each...more
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...moreMore about Robert Silverberg...