Allreaders.com

Message Board

Robert Silverberg Message Board 12/23/2005 8:31:11 AM
Talk about the novels, new and used books that Silverberg has written!

Author Silverberg's Book Reviews

At Winter's End
AT WINTER'S END is a novel written in 1988. After the falling of the death-stars on Earth, 700,000 years have passed. Koshmar's tribe has been able to survive by building a cocoon beneath the ice. Now strange signals have happened that persuade Koshmar that the time has come to emerge. Under the guidance of Koshmar and Hresh, a young boy who's so curious about everything that he's been chosen as the new Wise Man of the group, the tribe is heading towa...
Kingdoms of the Wall
The story takes place on a middle-ages type Earth-like planet with mostly humanoid people. The only thing that sets them apart from men is that they can do minor shapechanging, such as elongating their limbs. Poilar Crookleg lives in a village on the base of the Wall, a huge range of mountains. It is the annual custom of the village to send forty strong young people to the summit of the mountain to converse with the gods who live their and bring their...
Lord Valentine's Castle
Valentine awakes to find himself lying on a rock outside the enormous city of Pidruid. He remembers nothing of his past. He meets a young herder named Shanamir, who explains that there is a festival for the Coronal (leader/king named strangley enough Lord Valentine) of Majipoor. Valentine therefore goes with Shanamir and meets a truope of jugglers led by an alien called Zalzon Kavol. Valentine quickly learns to juggle and falls in love with Carabella, on...
Nightwings
NIGHTWINGS is a novel published in 1969. In 10000 years, the Earth population will be divided into different Guilds. The members of The Guild of the Watchers must observe the sky their whole lives long waiting for an alien attack. When it finally happens, Earth cannot resist and is soon under the control of an ancient race coming for revenge. The hero of NIGHTWINGS is an old ex-Watcher who, under the disguise of a member of the Pilgrim Guild, will try...

Silverberg booklist

Roma Eterna
Eos, May 2003, 25.95, 416 pp. ISBN: 0380978598 In this fictional novel, the Exodus failed to take the Jews from Egypt into the Promised Land. Thus Christianity never surfaces as the Jewish people remain enslaved in Egypt. Still Rome rises to defeat the neighboring Barbarians. The rest is history (at least alternative) as key global events fostered by ROMA ETERNA starting in A.U.C. 1203 (A.D. 405 our time) into the next fifteen centuries occur ...
Son of Man
SON OF MAN is a novel published in 1971. Clay is man of the XXth century who has been suddenly thrust in a far future. He will make the acquaintance of a number of creatures who are all descendants of the human race but physiologically so different. He will explore a totally changed Earth whose Moon has disappeared and will be given added abilities in order to explore molecules as well as the solar system....
Star of Gypsies
Yakoub, king of the Gypsies in a faraway future, where Gypsies are capable of space-travel and time teleportation of astral body, has retired on a lonely planet. He receives visits from the projected images of friends who urge him to return, as the Human emperor of the Galaxy (here Gypsies are thought to be an alien race who came from a Star, the Romany Star, that underwent Nova, and escaped on Earth) is dying and senile and has left no indications for s...
The King Of Dreams
Robert Silverberg Eos, Jun 2001, 25.00, 464 pp. ISBN: 0061051713 Thanks to the weak rule of the previous Coronals and Pontifexes that went before him, Prestimion had many internal battles and a war to fight before his kingdom Marjipor found peace. For the next two decades as the Coronal, he kept things calm, but when the Pontifex dies, an old enemy surfaces challenging Prestimion's ascension as the new Pontifex. Count Mandralisca has a...
The Longest Way Home
Eos, Jul 2002, 25.95, 294 pp. ISBN: 038097858X Fifteen years old Joseph Keilloran has lived a life of privilege with his destiny of one-day becoming the Master of House Keilloran. Currently Joseph is ten thousand miles from home visiting relatives at Getfen House when a massive civil uprising occurs against the local Masters. Bewildered by the uprising of the Folk, Joseph feels foolishly safe since he belongs to another House far distant from ...
The Man In The Maze
He is the best man for the job, an ambassador from earth, ambitious and famous across the galaxy. Of course he is chosen for first contact with the aliens, even though they are known to be less than friendly. He goes alone. He returns alone, having made no progress and unaware that while he slept they gave some of their telepathic talent to him - but only the ability to broadcast his worst feelings and emotions to anyone near him. He cannot turn it off, ...

Robert Silverberg list of books

Thorns
THORNS is a novel published in 1967. Minner is an astronaut who's been atrociously mutilated by the inhabitants of an alien planet before sent back to Earth. He has become a freak so when Chalk, a wealthy businessman, promises to finance an operation in order to transplant Minner's brain in a new body, he accepts Chalk's conditions : to become for the next 5 years the center of the public's attention thanks to Chalk's medias empire. So Chalk secretly ...
Tower of Glass
TOWER OF GLASS is a novel published in 1970. Simeon Krug is a successful businessman with an obsession. Since alien audio signals have been picked up, Krug wants to be the first to communicate with the aliens. He starts to build a huge communication tower in the arctic. His employees are androids coming from his own factories. These androids have developed their own religion in which Simeon Krug plays the main role as a God who will make them equal to...


Author Robert Silverberg AllReaders Scholar Profiles TOP SCHOLAR: Angelo Ventura
SCHOLARS: Jake Borcher  Santi Lara