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Downward To The Earth

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg

One man must make a journey across a once colonised alien planet. Abandoned by man when it was discovered that the species there were actually sentient, the planet is now a place of mystery. A mystery that obsesses the lone traveller Gundersen and takes him on a long trek to attempt to share the religious rebirthing of the aliens. A journey that offers redemption from guilt and sin.This is one of Robert Silverberg's most intense novels and draws heavily on Conrad's HEART OF DARKNESS. It puts the reader at the heart of the experience and forces them to ask what they would do in the circumstances.First published in 1970.

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Time of the Great Freeze

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg

2650 ADThe Earth has been buried beneath a sheet of ice for 300 years. In cities miles beneath the surface humanity huddles, waiting for release.Dr. Raymond Barnes waits with passion, and listens daily for evidence of life on the still Earth. Finally, a voice from across the void hails his open frequency . . . the surface awaits mankind.But not all men are anxious to return to what was . . . those in power are determined to keep man in his new place, to retain their order of fear and oppression. Barnes and his courageous group of scientists and adventurers are arrested for possession of forbidden technology; the radio is destroyed! Their punishment is swift ejection from the underground city, their only hope is to reach London - 3000 desolate miles across a frozen wasteland!

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Regan's Planet

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg

In 1492, Colombus discovered America.In 1992 Claude Regan had to make it happen again!The US needed a shot in the arm as the twentieth century entered the last decade. And a World's fair celebrating five hundred years of American civilisation might just do the trick.Regan was the trickiest, most ruthless promoter in the country. And the first thing he realised was that Earth wasn't big enough to hold the kind of fair he wanted.So he built a new world!

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Conquerors from the Darkness

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg

A thousand years in the future, the earth has been conquered by an alien race and covered by a single sea. Dovirr Stargan, who is disgusted with the servility of his life on the floating city of Vythain, longs to become one of the Sea-Lords, who roam the sea as powerful protectors of the cities. Dovirr gets his wish, but the return of the alien race brings unexpected and critically dangerous crises to his new life as he learns the real, sometimes terrible, significance of power.(First published 1965)

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The Gate of Worlds

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg

From Turkish dominated Europe, across the high seas to the land of opportunity - the Aztec Empire. Dan Beauchamp is a young Englishman whose heart longs for fortune and adventure. But industrial Mexico is a long way from primitive Britain, and Dan has a lot to learn. From the city of London - better known as New Istanbul - to the untamed wilderness of North America here is a high adventure not to be missed.

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Planet of Death

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg
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Those Who Watch

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg

'The explosion was painfully bright against the dark backdrop of the moonless New Mexico sky. To those who looked up at that precise moment - and there were many who happened to look up - it was as though a new star had momentarily blossomed in blue-white incandescence.'Only three human beings would ever know that the blinding flash in the sky on that night in 1982 was an exploding flying saucer. Only they would learn the truth about THOSE WHO WATCH - about the alien observers who came into this world in a crash landing from the stars. THOSE WHO WATCH is the strange, seductive story of three accidental colonists from outer space whose chance encounter with Earth brought revelation to three earthly counterparts - and triggered interplanetary conflict. It is a remarkable story by one of science fiction's most remarkable writers.

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The Time Hoppers

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg
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To Open the Sky

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg

The VorstersWere the blue-robed worshippers of the atom, symbolised by the Cobalt-60 reactors that glowed blindingly on every alter in their fast-growing churches.The HarmonistsWere the green-robed heretics, a breakaway faction condemned as icon-adorers, who believed that their creed was truer to the code of Vorst, the Founder.At the beginning of the 22nd century, Earth colonies were established on Mars and Venus. But the ultimate dream - to travel to the stars - was still an impossibility. A few enlightened men believed that the Vorsters and the Harmonists could solve this seemingly insurmountable problem, if they could only forget their differences and work together. But the hatred between the two factions was too deep to be reconciled - until a conflict on Venus between a Vorster priest and his Harmonist opponent resulted in some totally unexpected developments . . .

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World's Fair 1992

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg

Bill Hastings was one in a million. He was the winner of a planet-wide contest, and the prize was a chance to spend a year working at the 1992 World's Fair. For the young xenobiology student, it was the opportunity of a lifetime.Fifty thousand miles above the Earth, a gigantic satellite moved in its elegant orbit. It would be Bill's home for a year, and host to hundreds of thousands of visitors. The 1992 World's Fair was to be an orbital extravaganza, and Bill Hastings thought that his dreams had come true. He had a lot to learn.

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Across a Billion Years

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg
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Nightwings

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg
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Hot Sky at Midnight

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg

There's no mistaking the terminal phase of irreversible catastrophe. The climate has gone berserk. Rising oceans inundate swamps and deserts. Genetic engineers have yet to redesign the human body to cope with the crud in the air, the water, the food, the soil. Now time has run out.With Earth a lost cause, the satellite worlds twinkling in orbit are prime territory for takeover by the powerful and rich. They are a single battleground on which the richest and most powerful megacorps, Kyocera-Merck and Samurai Industries, fight, no holds barred.In the artificial purity of satellite air or beneath the bilious skies of Earth, despite newly evolved bacterial plagues and bribe-taking androids, Robert Silverberg's characters pursue destinies both outrageously self interested and heartwrenchingly familiar in a savagely funny story of our planets last gasp.

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Project Pendulum

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg

Identical twins Sean and Eric have been chosen for a daring experiment. One of them will travel into the distant past. The other into the distant future. But each swing of the time pendulum means they will be further and further apart.Will the experiment work? And if it does, will the twins ever meet again?

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Lord Valentine's Castle

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg
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Majipoor Chronicles

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg

Come to Majipoor, the magnificent, exotic planet of LORD VALENTINE'S CASTLE. Come with Hissune, favourite of Lord Valentine, as he probes the deepest secrets of Majipoor's long past in the depths of the great Labyrinth.Join Hissune as he becomes one with its many peoples - dukes and generals, thieves and murderers, Ghayrogs and Metamorphs - and discovers wonder, terror, longing and love, and learns the wisdom that will shape his destiny.(First published 1982)

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Valentine Pontifex

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg
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The Mountains of Majipoor

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg

Silverberg returns to the world of his greatest triumph - Majipoor - to tell the thrilling story of a young man's quest into the unknown!For young Prince Harpirias, the journey into the tundra beyond Majipoor might as well be a death sentence. But it is the only way to escape his dull job in a provincial city. The mission: to rescue a lost party of palaeontologists searching for the remains of a fabled species of dragons. With only a small band of soldiers and one wily Shapeshifter for company, Harpirias must endure blizzards, ice storms, privation and strange beasts.But when they reach their destination, they discover a shockingly barbaric culture. One mistake, one minor violation of custom, and the prince and his retinue will face endless captivity - or endless death!

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Sorcerers of Majipoor

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg
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Dying Inside

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg

A powerful novel about what happens when the magic leaves our lives.Imagine what it would be like if you could tell what the innermost thoughts and feelings of those around you were. Imagine if, as you reached middle age, you lost that ability. What would it do to you to be like everyone else?