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Robert Silverberg
Robert Silverberg has been a professional writer since 1955, widely known for his science fiction and fantasy stories. He is a many-time winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards, was named to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 1999, and in 2004 was designated as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction... show more
Robert Silverberg has been a professional writer since 1955, widely known for his science fiction and fantasy stories. He is a many-time winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards, was named to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 1999, and in 2004 was designated as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. His books and stories have been translated into forty languages. Among his best known titles are NIGHTWINGS, DYING INSIDE, THE BOOK OF SKULLS, and the three volumes of the Majipoor Cycle: LORD VALENTINE'S CASTLE, MAJIPOOR CHRONICLES, VALENTINE PONTIFEX. His collected short stories, covering nearly sixty years of work, have been published in nine volumes by Subterranean Press. His most recent book is TALES OF MAJIPOOR (2013), a new collection of stories set on the giant world made famous in LORD VALENTINE'S CASTLE.He and his wife, writer Karen Haber, and an assorted population of cats live in the San Francisco Bay Area in a sprawling house surrounded by exotic plants.
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Birth date: 15-01-1935
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Kanti's Books
Kanti's Books rated it 11 months ago
A short novel – 30,000 words or so, hardly more than a novella – by one of the grand masters of the genre. In Thebes of the Hundred Gates, the Time Service in Home Era (like NOW) sends a young "volunteer" (none of the more experienced operatives will touch it) back to ancient Egypt in search of tw...
Book Blog (S. Thomas Kaza)
Book Blog (S. Thomas Kaza) rated it 12 months ago
** spoiler alert ** I know there are some silly scenes. But I like Majipoor. It's an adventure story. And I can't help getting that good feeling when Lord Valentine climbs up Castle Mount to regain his throne. I would read this book again.
Prerazmišljavanje
Prerazmišljavanje rated it 1 year ago
Robert Silverberg has made an amazing anthology, in which everyone can find their cup of fantasy, so to speak. There were only a couple of stories I didn't like, but I suppose someone had. Those I did like a lot and will reread in the years to come are The Happiest Dead Boy in the World and Home...
Gene
Gene rated it 2 years ago
Please note: this review will be updated as I read more stories from the anthology.So as I mentioned this is an anthology of short fantasy (presumably sword and sorcery, but you really have to stretch the definition) stories. While we are here let us give a tribute to the grandfather of the genre wh...
mattries37315
mattries37315 rated it 2 years ago
The eleven stories with in this first "Legends" anthology are by some of the best writers of fantasy and science fiction, both in prose and sales. Edited by Robert Silverberg, who also contributed as well, the stories range within their established fictional worlds from stand alone either connect wi...
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