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To Be Continued 1953-1958 (The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg #1)

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Though none of his best-known or award-winning stories are included, these selections, which Silverberg deems the best of his early era, illustrate his apprenticeship and presage the Grand Master he has become.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Gorgon Planet
The Road to Nightfall
The Silent Colony
Absolutely Inflexible
The MacAuley Circuit
The Songs of Summer
To Be Continued
Alaree
The
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Hardcover, 392 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Subterranean Press (first published August 30th 2006)
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Though To Be Continued: 1953-1958 is the first official volume of the definitive collection of Robert Silverberg's short stories, it should be read after In the Beginning: Tales from the Pulp Era (1955-1959), a collection of short stories that overlaps with To Be Continued only in terms of chronology: There are absolutely no stories duplicated in the two volumes, and in To Be Continued, Silverberg makes frequent reference to In the Beginning which, like To Be Continued, has the same autobiograph ...more
Jared Millet
I'd forgotten how much I adored Silverberg as a short story writer. One of my earliest exposures to SF literature was the Denham Springs Junior High's library copy of a Silverberg collection that I'm 90% sure was Sunrise on Mercury . I devoured it, then got distracted by Asimov, Clarke, Herbert, and Piers for-the-love-of-god Anthony and never came back for more until Subterranean Press started practically giving away Silverberg's retrospective collections on Ebook.

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Marc
Oct 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read most of these stories before, some of them two or three times. And I thoroughly enjoyed reading them again.

This first volume of an 8-book series of collected short stories contains the best of Silverberg's early work. While some of the stories are hokey, they're still fun to read, and Silverberg's autobiographical commentaries on each story are at least as interesting as the stories themselves.

For my money, Silverberg is one of the best, if not the best, SF short story writer of all t
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Joseph
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A great set of books from Subterranean Press reprinting Silverberg's sci fi short stories chronologically.

This is his earliest work, and as such has some rough edges, but from the hop Silverberg was a craftsman. While some of the stories lack his later emotional power, they are solid, if at times workmanlike. The prefatory material is very worthwhile, and I find it fascinating to watch the steady growth of Silverberg as a writer. And there are some strong pieces here, and much adventure and won
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Lonnie
Feb 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This collection of short stories is an enjoyable look at the beginning of the award winning career of Robert Silverberg. From the early stories that were written and sold to pay the bills to his later attempts at refining his craft, this is a fine cross section of his early work.
Ed
Mar 06, 2013 rated it liked it
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It is full of solid stories by an upcoming young writer. A nice touch are the short and fascinating biographical essay which preface each story. These provide an excellent view of the science fiction community of the 1950s.
Frank Taranto
Sep 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
The early short SF of Silverberg. The stories are still enjoyable 50 years after they were written. His later genius is foreshadowed here.
David Blyth
Introduction - Article - (8/10)
Gorgon Planet - Short Story - Originally published in Nebula Science Fiction No: 7 February 1954 - (7/10)
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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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