The Best of Robert Silverberg: Stories of Six Decades

Robert Silverberg
science fiction, short stories
The Best of Robert Silverberg: Stories of Six Decades - Robert Silverberg

The Best of Robert Silverberg: Stories of Six Decades is a landmark volume that offers exactly what its title promises: the finest short work of one of the finest writers ever to grace the field of science fiction. Updated and expanded from 2004’s Phases of the Moon, this mammoth collection contains twenty-six stories and novellas, along with a generous amount of introductory material. The result is the definitive one-volume overview of an extraordinary career.

The earliest story, “The Macauley Circuit,” was published in 1957, the latest, “The Prisoner,” in 2010. In between these narrative bookends are some of the most astonishing fictional creations of the modern era, many of them winners of major awards. Included among these are “Good News from the Vatican,” “Sailing to Byzantium,” “Passengers,” and “Enter a Soldier. Later, Enter Another,” as well as two of the most remarkable novellas you will ever encounter: “Nightwings” and “Born with the Dead.” Supplementing these award-winners are such bona fide classics as “Sundance,” “Schwartz Between the Galaxies,” “Capricorn Games,” and “To See the Invisible Man.” And the list goes on. Intelligent, exhilarating, and endlessly re-readable, The Best of Robert Silverberg: Stories of Six Decades is an irreplaceable volume, one that no one with an interest in modern science fiction — or in serious, ambitious fiction of any sort — can afford to miss.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • The Road to Nightfall
  • The Macauley Circuit
  • Sunrise on Mercury
  • Warm Man
  • To See the Invisible Man
  • Flies
  • Passengers
  • Nightwings
  • Sundance
  • Good News from the Vatican
  • Capricorn Games
  • Born with the Dead
  • Schwartz between the Galaxies
  • The Far Side of the Bell-Shaped Curve
  • The Pope of the Chimps
  • Needle in a Timestack
  • Sailing to Byzantium
  • Enter a Soldier. Later, Enter Another
  • Hunters in the Forest
  • Death Do Us Part
  • Beauty in the Night
  • The Millennium Express
  • With Caesar in the Underworld
  • Against the Current
  • Defenders of the Frontier
  • The Prisoner
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Release date: December 2012
Genres: science fiction, short stories
Updated: July 03, 2022
Other books by Robert Silverberg
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
Project Pendulum
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)
Sailing to Byzantium
The Longest Way Home
Roma Eterna
Legends II7.66
The Seventh Shrine
The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Volume One: To Be Continued
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)
The Last Song of Orpheus
The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Volume Five: The Palace at Midnight (The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg #5)
Times Three
Hunt the Space-Witch!
The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Volume Six: Multiples (The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg #6)
The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Volume Seven: We Are for the Dark (The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg #7)
When the Blue Shift Comes
Tales of Majipoor
The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Volume Eight: Hot Times in Magma City (The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg #8)
The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg Volume Nine: The Millennium Express (The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg #9)
Early Days: More Tales from the Pulp Era