Times Three

Robert Silverberg
science fiction, collection
Times Three - Robert Silverberg

Dust jacket illustration by John Picacio.

An omnibus edition.

In Times Three, Science Fiction Grand Master Robert Silverberg presents a trio of ingenious variations on one of science fiction’s most durable themes: time travel. These three novels, all of them prime Silverberg, approach that subject from a dizzying variety of perspectives. The result is a remarkable display of ingenuity, erudition, and sheer narrative power.

In Hawksbill Station, political prisoners from the 21st century are sent on a one-way journey to the late Cambrian era — a half billion years in the past. Their struggle to survive the privations of this bleak, almost lifeless world forms the centerpiece of a deeply affecting account of loss, exile, and repression.

Up the Line, by contrast, is a comic/erotic romp featuring Judson Daniel Elliott III, Time Courier and tour guide to the wonders of the past. While on a routine assignment in ancient Byzantium, Jud unexpectedly encounters his true Heart’s Desire, and his well-ordered life slides inexorably into chaos.

In Project Pendulum, identical twins Eric and Sean Gabrielson become the primary participants in the very first experiment in time travel. From a fixed point in time, they move by equidistant, steadily increasing arcs toward both the remote past and the unimaginable future. Their alternating viewpoints constitute a dazzling portrait of the wonders — and terrors — of a constantly evolving universe.

Filled with moments of intimacy, epic grandeur, and mind-bending temporal paradox, these novels provide entertainment and intellectual excitement on virtually every page, offering further proof, if any were needed, of Robert Silverberg’s genuine — and enduring — importance.

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Release date: April 4, 2011
Genres: science fiction, collection
Updated: August 15, 2021
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Revolt on Alpha C
The 13th Immortal
Master of Life and Death
Invaders from Earth
Stepsons of Terra
Collision Course
Starman's Quest
The Planet Killers
Lost Race of Mars
The Seed of Earth
Recalled to Life
The Silent Invaders
Time of the Great Freeze
Regan's Planet
Conquerors from the Darkness
Needle in a Timestack
Planet of Death
The Gate of Worlds
Thorns
Those Who Watch
The Time Hoppers
To Open the Sky
World's Fair 1992
The Man in the Maze
The Masks of Time
Hawksbill Station
Across a Billion Years
Three Survived
To Live Again
Up the Line
The Calibrated Alligator and Other Science Fiction Stories
Dimension Thirteen
Downward to the Earth
Nightwings7.90
Tomorrow's Worlds7.12
Tower of Glass
The Cube Root of Uncertainty
Son of Man
The Second Trip
The World Inside
Moonferns & Starsongs
A Time of Changes
The Book of Skulls
The Reality Trip and Other Implausibilities
Dying Inside
Unfamiliar Territory
Born with the Dead
The Stochastic Man
Sunrise on Mercury and Other Science Fiction Stories
Shadrach in the Furnace
The Best of Robert Silverberg
The Shores of Tomorrow
Next Stop the Stars
Capricorn Games
Lord Valentine's Castle7.00
World of a Thousand Colors
Majipoor Chronicles (Lord Valentine Trilogy (Majipoor) #2)
Lord of Darkness
Valentine Pontifex (Lord Valentine Trilogy (Majipoor) #3)
The Conglomeroid Cocktail Party
Gilgamesh the King6.70
Tom O'Bedlam
Star of Gypsies
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At Winter's End
The Mutant Season
The Queen of Springtime (The New Springtime #2)
To the Land of the Living
Nightfall7.62
Thebes of the Hundred Gates
The Face of the Waters
Beyond the Gate of Worlds
The Ugly Little Boy
The Positronic Man
Kingdoms of the Wall
Hot Sky at Midnight
The Mountains of Majipoor
Starborne
The Alien Years
Sorcerers of Majipoor
Legends
Edge of Light
Lord Prestimion (The Prestimion Trilogy (Majipoor) #2)
Valentine of Majipoor
The King of Dreams (The Prestimion Trilogy (Majipoor) #3)
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The Longest Way Home
Roma Eterna
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The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Volume Two: To the Dark Star (The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg #2)
The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Volume Three: Something Wild is Loose (The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg #3)
The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Volume Four: Trips (The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg #4)
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The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Volume Five: The Palace at Midnight (The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg #5)
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