Related to: 'Reflections and Refractions'

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Tales of Majipoor

Robert Silverberg
Authors:
Robert Silverberg
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A Time of Changes

Robert Silverberg
Authors:
Robert Silverberg

Three thousand years after Earth's colonization of the planet Borthan, stories of self-serving hypocrisy that occurred among the first arrivals have bred a culture that forbids emotional sharing and denies the naturally human concept of 'self.' The result is a lasting peace, but at a terrible price. For it is a peace without love, without self, where even the mention of the word "I" is taboo.Spurred on by the arrival of an Earthman with a self-baring drug, Kinnall Darival breaks the strict code of the Covenant to record the sordid details of his rebellious life from the days of his royal youth to self-appointed prophet of love. He begins his account with the greatest of heresies:'I am Kinnall Darival and I mean to tell you all about myself.'Winner of the Nebula Award for best novel, 1971

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The Gate of Worlds

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg
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The Man In The Maze

Robert Silverberg
Authors:
Robert Silverberg
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Hawksbill Station

Robert Silverberg
Authors:
Robert Silverberg
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Across a Billion Years

Robert Silverberg
Authors:
Robert Silverberg

Scattered throughout the globe of human-occupied space is evidence of a civilisation that bestrode the galaxy before humanity was born. Now, a strange device has been discovered that shows the details of that great civilisation. The details include a star map and hints that the High Ones are not extinct after all.The map beckons, and humans, being what they are, will follow. To the next great step in human destiny - or ultimate disaster.(First published 1969)

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Nightwings

Robert Silverberg
Authors:
Robert Silverberg

Old Earth has reached its Third Cycle, a tired planet basking in the faded glories of a lost civilisation. Long ago it had been great - but the pride and greed of its rulers had brought about a terrible downfall. And now Earth was threatened. Far out in space an alien race waited. Once they had been the victims of a crime perpetrated by the human race - now they were ready to return as conquerors. As a Watcher, Tomis had spent his life searching the skies for signs of the impending invasion. And when it finally came, it was to disrupt not only his world but his whole life in a way he had never dreamed was possible.(First published 1969)

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To Live Again

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg
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The Second Trip

Robert Silverberg
Authors:
Robert Silverberg
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Shadrach in the Furnace

Robert Silverberg
Authors:
Robert Silverberg

The year is 2012. The world lies ravaged by biological warfare, its population decimated by a ferocious genetically-transmitted disease known as the organ rot. And presiding over the ruins is a ninety-three-year-old tyrant, preserved in a state of youth by a series of organ transplants: the self-styled Genghis Mao.Shadrach Mordecai, Genghis Mao's trusted personal physician, was a vital cog in the great machine devoted to keeping the ruler alive: linked to him by a network of electronic implants, Shadrach was able to detect and diagnose the first signs of malfunction in his lord and master. But close as he was to the aging dictator, Shadrach could not have known that events would soon plunge him into a desperate struggle - a struggle in which a paragon of idealism faced the very incarnation of evil.

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Gilgamesh the King

Robert Silverberg
Authors:
Robert Silverberg

'You will be a King, and Great King, and then you will Die, and you may not avoid that destiny, try as you may¿'Two-thirds god, one-third human, Gilgamesh is a giant among men and a formidable warrior, even as a boy. When his father the king of Rurk dies, Gilgamesh is forced into exile by the newly crowned Dumuzi, jealous of his prowess and fearful of his intentions.In neighbouring Kis his fighting skills are honed to perfection, and when in time Dumuzi dies, Gilgamesh returns to be proclaimed king by the wily priestess Inanna, goddess of beauty. Together they rule Uruk, and prosperity descends upon the land.However, the kingship is not enough to satisfy Gilgamesh's gargantuan appetite for adventure, and his boredom is only relieved by the coming of Enkidu, a strange wild man who proves the king's equal in combat. The two become closer than brothers, but when Gilgamesh incurs the wrath of Inanna, the gods conspire to tear them apart, and for Gilgamesh all that remains is his search for immortality.In retelling the legend of the great Sumerian monarch, Robert Silverberg brings all his superb storytelling powers to a mesmerising tale of ambition, power and obsession, against the background of an ancient and fearsome world.

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Star of Gypsies

Robert Silverberg
Authors:
Robert Silverberg

It is a thousand years from now.The tenuous galactic empire humanity has cast across the skies depends for its very existence on hyperspace and the pilots who can ride its bizarre force-fields. And these pilots are gypsies. The Romany have come into their own. But there is a price: the legendary Romany Star. All the leverage the gypsies can bring to bear is used in the search for their ancestral home. Intergalactic blackmail? Of course. But also a statement of intent, romantic but implacable.Who better to orchestrate a scam so colossal than Yakoub, once and future King of Gypsies? Sulking in luxurious exile, he has been planning his return to power and reminiscing over his extraordinary life. But when the moment of truth arrives, nothing seems to go according to (Yakoub's) plan. All his ingenuity, every sacrifice (even his pride) may not be enough . . .

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At Winter's End

Robert Silverberg
Authors:
Robert Silverberg

The Long Winter is over.The People of the New Springtime must go out and reclaim their world.For generations the survivors of the cataclysm have sheltered in cocoons buried in the earth and waited for the gods to grow tired of hurling down death-stars onto a frozen world. Now it is time for Koshmar and the boy-chronicler, Hresh, and the rest of Koshmar's tribe to emerge into the sun. A strange and savage landscape awaits them, where rat-wolves, bloodbirds and soulless hjjk-men stalk - and terrifyingly altered other creatures.In the ruins of Vengiboneeza, the ancient capital of the sapphire-eyes folk, Hresh dares to celebrate their triumph - and suffers a shattering defeat at the realisation of a great and terrible truth.(First published 1988)

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The Face of the Waters

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg
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Kingdoms of the Wall

Robert Silverberg
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Robert Silverberg
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The Alien Years

Robert Silverberg
Authors:
Robert Silverberg
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Lord Valentine's Castle

Robert Silverberg
Authors:
Robert Silverberg
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Majipoor Chronicles

Robert Silverberg
Authors:
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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Dying Inside

Robert Silverberg
Authors:
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?

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The Book Of Skulls

Robert Silverberg
Authors:
Robert Silverberg

Four students discover a manuscript, The Book of Skulls, which reveals the existence of a sect, now living in the Arizona desert, whose members can offer immortality to those who can complete its initiation rite.To their surprise, they discover that the sect exists, and is willing to accept them as acolytes. But for each group of four who enter the rite, two must die in order for the others to succeed.