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Aliens in all shapes and sizes—some fearsome, some outlandish, and some just plain fun—fill the pages of these hand-picked classic stories by sci-fi grand master Robert Silverberg, each featuring a new introduction by the acclaimed author. Every day we are discovering new worlds in far-reaching galaxies which may or may not sustain life as we know it. In Alien Archives: Eighteen Stories of Extraterrestrial Encounters , sci-fi Grand Master Robert Silverberg collects his finest short stories and novellas about one of the genre’s most enduring themes. Spanning fifty years of writing from the Science Fiction Grand Master, this collection of alien encounters features new introductions to all fifteen stories, including the Hugo Award-nominated “Schwartz Between the Galaxies” and HBO adapted “Amanda and the Alien.” In these pages lie tales of a young man venturing into the occupied territory of an alien conquered United States to rescue his brother, three visitors from a very strange alien world arriving on Earth and meeting a tragic fate, and a dangerous life-form from a far-off world finding that suburban California holds some beings that are even more dangerous than it is. With Alien Archives , Silverberg puts us in contact with extraterrestrial beings of all shapes, sizes, and personalities—some fearsome, some outlandish, and some just plain fun. The Associated Press says, «Done Silverberg's way, science fiction is a fine art.» With sheer force of imagination and incredible storytelling skills, Alien Archives confirms that Silverberg's classic work continues to resonate for readers today.
Winner of the 2018 Foreword INDIES Award Gold Medal for Best Sci-Fi! TIME AND TIME AGAIN: Sixteen Trips in Time by beloved science fiction Grand Master ROBERT SILVERBERG presents of all his best time travel fiction in one stunning collection. [/b]Silverberg introduces this new collection with a new essay praising early sci-fi icons that left a lasting impression on him as a young boy and launched his sixty-year voyage in time travel fiction.Over the course of his career, Silverberg expanded time travel’s incredible world of freedom and mystery and delivered imaginative and intriguing stories that are hailed globally. Tales in TIME AND TIME AGAIN include: a marriage destroyed by a time travelling rival, a human waking up in the mind of a lobster after being sent to the future, and a Silverbergian touch to the age-old story of getting an advance peek at the next day’s newspaper. Each story additionally features new introductions and anecdotes by Silverberg that recount his experiences writing for the greatest science fiction magazines of the past and present. TIME AND TIME AGAIN reaffirms Silverberg’s mastery of not only the science fiction genre, but its most ubiquitous theme.
Ulmekirjanduse suurmeistri Robert Silverbergi 16 lühiromaani, jutustust ja lühijuttu viivad lugeja teaduslikus fantastikas 1960ndatel domineerima hakanud uue laine põnevaile maastikele. Hoolimata nende tekstide tihti avangardistlikust ja pürotehnilisest vormist räägib Silverberg meile endiselt oma lemmikteemadest: ajaparadoksidest, jumalast, kliimakataklüsmidest, tagakiusatud teistsugustest olenditest, seksist, armastusest ja surmast. Nende kaante vahel näeb lugeja, kuidas esimest korda valitakse paavstiks robot, kuidas Maa pöörlemine ja tiirlemine peatub ning kuidas Ameerika võib olla fragmenteerunud lugematuks hulgaks erinevateks ajalooalternatiivideks.