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You will find more of my reviews at the links to my Amazon and LibraryThing page. I was also a reviewer at Innsmouth Free Press Innsmouthfreepress. View all posts by marzaat. I have the collected stories of Philip K. Dick and Theodore Sturgeon.
Gilgamesh in the Outback
These writers were great craftsmen. The Dick I have and read. I think I have the first three or four of the Sturgeon.
The latter shows the dangers of chronological order since you have to get through a lot of not very interesting stuff to finally get to some worthwhile Sturgeon. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Like this: Like Loading Published by marzaat. Leave a Comment Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. Email required Address never made public. Name required. Federale The Fifth Columnist. Consolation of Antiquity. Affectionately known as Silverbob to both his friends and fans alike, he began writing or at least selling during his college years at Columbia University.
His first novel came the following year both sources identify it as Revolt on Alpha C. He began to produce work in an almost assembly-line like pace, which is what prompted the use of so many pseudonyms. Perhaps what is most amazing is that even his earliest work was quite polished, exhibiting few of the derivative faults of most newcomers to the genre. True, many of his plots and themes were easily recognizable, but his literary stylings, along with his encyclopedic knowledge of history, sociology, and psychology, cast these themes in a new perspective. It is possible to argue that Silverberg is one of the most intelligent and well-rounded individuals in SF.
Of course, considering the enormous amount of SF he has produced, there is probably much that I have not read that was not up to the quality of the works most often mentioned when the name Silverberg comes up. During the period of , he wrote over two hundred short stories and eleven novels. He claims that most were written just well enough to sell.
The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg, Volume Six: Multiples, 1983-87
I will not claim to be an authority on his work and I am also not going into much detail with any of his books, saving that for later when I hopefully will have the opportunity to re-read many of them along with finding others I have yet to experience. I cannot think of many of his novels aside from his late career Majipoor sequels that repeat themes and scenarios, other than his frequent use of time travel as a device, along with the alienation from their surroundings which is the pitfall of many of his protagonists.
There have been several lulls during his SF career, but to date he has always returned to the genre with renewed vigor and exciting ideas. The first such of these periods came in the early '60s, as the magazine market began to shrink. During this interval he produced many non-fiction pieces, the majority dealing with his pet fields of archeology and pre-history. His return to the genre also came in '67, and it proved to be his most fertile SF period. It began with the publication of Thorns , a highly-stylized and clinical look at psychic vampirism, along with the novella "Hawksbill Station," which he expanded to novel-length the following year.
This story depicted the perils encountered by political prisoners from the 21st Century who are exiled, via time travel, to the desolate pre-Cambrian period of our planet's development. A current title listed at amazon. Quickly following these were many other highly regarded novels, such as The Masks of Time , The Man in the Maze , and Nightwings Like Hawksbill Station before it, Nightwings had also originated as a novella-length work, the shorter version having been honored with a Hugo.
Continuing on with this imaginatively rich period, also saw the release of the clever time-paradox tale Up the Line. Religious imagery was utilized in Downward to the Earth and Tower of Glass , both from A Time of Changes [reviewed here ], is the only one of his novels to win a major American award, in this instance a Nebula.