The most important pseudonyms which Silverberg used exclusively were Calvin M Knox and David Osborne; he also wrote sf as Calvin Aaargh see , T D Bethlen, Dirk Clinton, Dan Elliot, Ivar Jorgenson a variant spelling of the floating pseudonym Ivar , Dan Malcolm, Webber Martin, Alex Merriman, George Osborne, Eric Rodman, Hall Thornton and Richard F Watson. Before the age of 30, Silverberg was independently wealthy through his investments and once owned the former mansion of New York City Mayor. He has attended every Hugo Awards ceremony since the inaugural event in 1953. Robert Silverberg born New York: 15 January 1935 died works selected Non-fantastic works and nonfiction have for the most past been excluded. The Outbreeders The Man Who Never Forgot There Was an Old Woman The Iron Chancellor Ozymandias Counterpart Delivery Guaranteed.
Ballantine Books, 1972 Cherished classics such as Nightwings, Dying Inside, The Book of Skulls, and the Majipoor trilogy have reaped Robert Silverberg numerous science fiction recognitions. With Hawksbill Station cited above and Project Pendulum 1987 , this tale was assembled as Times Three omni 2011 , with a new introduction by the author. This time it is my hope the stories will appear, volume by volume, in strict chronological order, by which I mean in the order in which they were written, not in order of first publication. Caught in a nightmare that reaches beyond his sleeping hours to control his real-world choices, Valentine too is enshrouded in layers of mystery. He and his wife now live in San Francisco. I hope to get it right this time.
A writer had to be prolific in order to survive, back then—very prolific indeed. Silverberg has created a world long settled by spacefaring powers, aliens and humans alike, whose technological prowess is losing its edge. The thirty tales assembled in these two volumes, plus a few slightly earlier stories from the late 1960s, comprise a summa of the art of the short story in sf: observant of thematic and narrative traditions of the field; open to the innovations of twentieth-century literature in general; inherently innovative; all unmistakably from the same intense pen. Finally, in 1991, I felt it was appropriate to bring some order out of all this chaos by doing a systematic series of books collecting all the stories of mine that I thought were worth preserving in such a set. He grew up very slowly, less than a tenth the speed of normal people.
Silverberg and science fiction writer married in 1987. Since Secret Sharers was already assembled, Malcolm started with that, splitting it into two volumes under the titles Pluto in the Morning Light and The Secret Sharer, and following them in due course with a third volume covering 1969 to 1974; a fourth that at last! For me it has been a remarkable experience to carry out this enterprise in literary archaeology into my own past and rediscover the writer I was, more than fifty years ago. The most current results of his energies include the final books of the Majipoor Trilogy, as well as newcomers such as The Alien Years and The Longest Way Home. So you wrote what you could sell, and you wrote it fast. Few of those stories have been reprinted since their first published appearances.
The majority of the sf books he published 1960-1966 were rewritten from work originally done in 1957-1959, though the World's Fair 1992 sequence comprising Regan's Planet 1964 and World's Fair, 1992 1970 was original work; the eponymous exposition planned in the first volume and explored in the second is interestingly located on a vast. With the publication of his first novel, Revolt on Alpha C, in 1955, the youthful writer was ushered into the professional arena and a literary career was born. A voracious reader since childhood, he began submitting stories to science fiction magazines during his early teenage years. Silverberg received a Nebula award in 1986 for the novella , which takes its name from ; a Hugo in 1987 for the novella , set in the universe of ; a Hugo in 1990 for Enter a Soldier. This full-length version differs significantly from the original novelette, Hawksbill Station August 1967 ; 1990 chap dos ; both appear together, with auctorial notes, as Hawksbill Times Two coll 2002. I was, yes, an unusually precocious writer, who began selling stories at the age of 18 and was doing it with numbing regularity before he was 21. He additionally appeared under such Ziff-Davis as Robert , Alexander , E K , Warren and S M ; Blade and Tenneshaw were used also on collaborations with Garrett, as were Richard , Clyde , Leonard G and Gerald ; some of this material was assembled as A Little Intelligence coll 2009 with Randall.
In view of the sustained quality of this astonishing burst of creativity, it is perhaps surprising that only one of these full-length works won a major award in America — A Time of Changes 1971 , which gained a. Later volumes in what became the Fire in Winter sequence were by Haber alone. That was followed by , a story containing echoes of material from 's work, in which the human former administrator of an alien world returns after the planet's inhabitants have been set free. In addition to his award-winners Silverberg published almost unfailingly excellent stories during this second phase of his career. A lot of them were mystery stories, westerns, even some sports fiction, mixed in with a vast mass of slam-bang science-fiction stuff full of monsters, space battles, swordfights, and hideous slime. These days, Robert Silverberg concentrates his boundless talents on churning out a fresh flow of science fiction novels. The most elaborate presentation of this body of work, accompanied by informative author's notes, appears in The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg: Volume Three: Something Wild is Loose 1969-72 coll 2008 and The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg: Volume Four: Trips 1972-73 coll 2009.
In any case, as the magazine market began to shrink, in 1959 Silverberg virtually abandoned sf for some years. There may be a thousand of them. Due to the publisher's desire to limit the series to six volumes, many stories and, especially, novellas, could not be included. And so—by way of demonstrating my contention that I knew what I was doing pretty much from the start of my career—here is a selection, a rather selective selection, from the scores and scores of stories and millions and millions of published words I produced in the first five years of my career. In 1953, when I first became serious about launching a career as a professional writer, there were dozens of science fiction magazines in the United States, and new ones popped up sporadically over the next few years. Almost all of Silverberg's work of the 1980s was in the same relaxed vein: the psychological intensity of his mid-period work was toned down, and much of his sf was evidently pitched towards what he considered to be the demands of the market.
He used his own name as well as a range of pseudonyms during this era, and often worked in collaboration with , who was a neighbour at the time. Thus inspired, Silverberg returned to the field that gave him his start, paying far more attention to depth of character development and social background than he had in the past and mixing in elements of the literature he had studied at Columbia. The author has also graced us with a lengthy introduction and extensive story notes for each tale. Still, I had some measure of self-respect to guard; and so, whenever I felt I could afford the luxury of doing some serious work, I would, throughout those dreary years of spinning out the hackwork, attempt from time to time to write the sort of science fiction that meant something to me, the kind of thing I valued as a reader. The published a special issue devoted to him in April 1974.
Dick, Robert Sheckley, Algis Budrys, or C. In 1980 he returned, however, with , a panoramic adventure set on an alien planet, which has become the basis of the —a cycle of stories and novels set on the vast planet Majipoor, a world much larger than Earth and inhabited by no fewer than seven different species of settlers. On the novel Son of Man. Select a particular edition title for more data at that level, such as a front cover image or linked contents. How I admired people like Ray Bradbury and Theodore Sturgeon and Fritz Leiber, whose fiction was almost always a reflection of inner passion and creative need, and who rarely if ever descended to mere hackery! The World Inside fixup 1971 , set in a known as an Urbmon, is a study of life under conditions of high population density see. The most recent catalog number I can find—1093—accompanies an entry for April, 1973. A lot of those stories, of course, were mere rent-payers, spun out at furious speed when I was very young to meet the voracious needs of low-grade magazines.