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Robert Silverberg - Up the Line
Being a Time Courier was one of the best jobs Judson Daniel Elliott III ever had. It was tricky, though, taking group after group of tourists back to the same historic event without meeting yourself coming or going. Trickier still was avoiding the temptation to become intimately involved with the past and interfere with events to come. The deterrents for any such actions were frighteningly effective. So Judson Daniel Elliott played by the book. Then he met a lusty Greek in Byzantium who showed him how rules were made to be broken...and set him on a family-history-go-round that would change his past and his future forever!
Robert Silverberg - Muž v labyrintu
Vědecko-fantastický příběh muže, který se z důvodu své těžké nemoci dobrovolně rozhodl opustit Zemi a usadit se v opuštěném městě mrtvé planety. Kromě epického příběhu plného obvyklých nástrah a překážek se autor snaží na životním osudu svého hrdiny řešit problém etiky lidského života.
Robert Silverberg - Downward to the Earth
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 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.
Robert Silverberg - To the Land of the Living
This fantasy novel is based on Silverberg's Hugo Award-winning novella "Gilagamesh in The Outback" and is a development of the premise that there is an afterworld. The warrior-king Gilgamesh's adventures take him into the afterworld realms of Prester John, Simon Magus, Walter Raleigh and Picasso.
Robert Silverberg - The Book of Skulls
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.
Robert Silverberg - Lord Valentine's Castle
The planet Majipoor is shared by humans and several alien races, including four-armed Skandars, three-eyed Liiman, and the native, shape-shifting Metamorphs. All are watched over by the King of Dreams, the labyrinth-dwelling Pontifex, and the priestess of the Isle of Sleep, while the Coronal officially rules from atop Castle Mount. The Majipoor Cycle begins as young Valentine, a man with no memory, is hired as an apprentice juggler by a group of eccentric performers. While the traveling troupe takes to the road, Valentine's sleep is disturbed by nightmare visions of warring brothers and difficulties on faraway Castle Mount. In a quest to discover who Valentine really is, his wise and peculiar companions resolve to help him claim the rewards of his birth. But another trial awaits Valentine that will test his belief, resolve, and strength of character.
Robert Silverberg - Roma Eterna
No power on Earth can resist the might of Imperial Rome, so it has been and so it ever shall be. Through brute force, terror, and sheer indomitable will, her armies have enslaved a world. From the reign of Maximilianus the Great in A.U.C. 1203 onward through the ages -- into a new era of scientific advancement and astounding technologies -- countless upstarts and enemies arise, only to be ground into the dust beneath the merciless Roman bootheels. But one people who suffer and endure throughout the many centuries of oppressive rule dream of the glorious day that is coming -- when the heavens themselves will be opened to them…and the ships they are preparing in secret will carry them on their "Great Exodus" to the stars.
Robert Silverberg - A Time of Changes
In the far future, Earth is a worn-out backwater and humanity is spread across the galaxy on worlds that began as colonies, but now feel like home, each with its own long history of a thousand years or more, and each with its own unique culture. One of the strangest is on Borthan, where the founding settlers established the Covenant, which teaches that the self is to be despised, and forbids anyone to reveal his innermost thoughts or feelings to another. On Borthan, the filthiest obscenities imaginable are the words “I” and “me.” For the heinous crime of “self-baring,” apostates have always paid with exile or death, but after his eyes are opened by a visitor from Earth, Kinnall Darival, prince of Salla, risks everything to teach his people the real meaning of being human.
Robert Silverberg - Jövőlátó ember
Ha az ember számol a véletlenekkel, akkor kiszámíthatja a jövőt, tehát nincs ebben semmi rendkívüli. Lew Nichols is jövendöléssel foglalkozik. Megbízható, pontos jóslatainak köszönhetően fontos szerepet szánnak neki New York politikai életében is a város ambiciózus polgármestere mellett, aki meg akarja nyerni a következő választásokat. Nochols megjósolja ugyan a jövőt, de nem látja. Ehhez csakugyan rendkívüli adottság szükségeltetik, amellyel csupán egyetlen férfi, a világlátó félrevonult Martin Carvajal rendelkezik. A külön leges képességű látnok felajánlja Nicholsnak, hogy megtanítja látni. Az elgondolkodtató, izgalmas megírt történet Robert Silverberg egyik legjobb regénye.
Robert Silverberg - Valentine Pontifex
The extraordinary story continues in this magnificent new installment of the bestselling Majipoor Chronicles, begun with Lord Valentine's Castle. Dark dreams disturb Lord Valentine's sleep, a forewarning of the danger that threatens the peace of Majipoor. The Shapeshifters have set in motion a terrifying plan to regain their stolen world and their allies, the ancient gods rising from their eons-long slumber beneath the oceans of the great planet. Suddenly, Valentine faces the greatest crisis of his reign. Either he must plunge Majipoor into a bloody nightmare of war, plague, and chaos, or surrender his life to the mercy of the vengeful Shapeshifters.
Robert Silverberg - Majipoor Chronicles
The best-selling fantasy saga that began with Lord Valentine's Castle continues in Majipoor Chronicles, as the young street urchin Hissune gets his due for helping Lord Valentine regain his throne. As a reward, he is sent into the depths of the Labyrinth, a massive library of memory cubes in which the entire history of Majipoor is preserved. As Hissune prepares for a summons to return to Castle Mount, he relives the lives of Majipoor's most famous and notorious inhabitants, learning more about the people and his new land than anyone else in the kingdom. As he becomes one with its many peoples - dukes and generals, thieves and murderers, Ghayrogs and Metamorphs - he discovers wonder, terror, longing, and love and learns wisdom that will shape his destiny.
Robert Silverberg - Valentine, Napkirály
A Napkirály Valentine ébren is lidérces álmokat lát, és balsejtelmei beigazolódni látszanak, amikor az alakváltó metamorfok, a Majipoor őslakói elpusztítással fenyegetik a termést, mely létfontosságú a bolygón élő milliárdok számára. Ez a válsághelyzet könnyen háborúhoz vezethet, és nem is csak a különféle fajok között, mert Valentine-t a saját udvartartásán belül sem mindenki támogatja a legfelsőbb, pontifexi tisztségért vívott küzdelmében. Az SF nagymesterének gigantikus trilógiája befejezéséhez érkezik ezzel a kötettel, egzotikus technológiákkal, tengeri sárkányokkal, ökológia katasztrófával és egy idegen világ más csodáival szembesítve olvasóit.
Robert Silverberg - The Mountains of Majipoor
In the latest volume of the Majipoor chronicles, Prince Harpirias is sent on a mission to rescue an expedition of paleontologists. The scientists were taken prisoner while studying a barbaric race. The barbarians live in houses made of ice, don't wash and they expect Harpirias to sleep with the king's daughter, the genes of the civilized Majipoorians being much in demand. By the author of Lord Valentine's Castle.
Isaac Asimov - Robert Silverberg - Leszáll az éj
Lagash bolygó civilizációja nem ismeri az éjszakát. E világ egét számos hatalmas nap világítja be, a sötétség ősi mondákból ismert iszonyat csupán. Ám Lagashra is ráborul egyszer az alkonyi homály - és az ezt követő éjszaka nagyon kíméletlennek ígérkezik...
Robert Silverberg - Collision Course
The crew of the XV-ftl was looking forward to shore leave, vacation, and a chance to see their families after a month in space. But once they brought back the news that they had discovered aliens, they were doomed to another, and longer, journey. Accompanying them on the return were several technical experts, who seemed to be more interested in squabbling with each other than meeting the first alien race in the history of humankind. But face to face with the blue humanoid Norglans, everyone began to realise just how important these first meetings could be - for they could make the difference between peaceful coexistence in space and interstellar war!
Robert Silverberg - Invaders from Earth
Ted Kennedy, advertising executive for the Ganymede Project, is made aware of a plan for genocide, for the murder of all the peaceful natives of Ganymede in furtherance of commerce...and it is his decision as to whether he collaborates with, facilitates this genocide or - by opposing it, by bringing the truth to the public - he risks not mere failure but utter destruction. Robert Silverberg's comment on his novel: ..."it involves a Madison Avenue hoax involving a nonexistent colony on Ganymede being worked up for political purposes, some sort of cynical disinformation campaign of the kind that was science fiction in l958 but is everyday news these days." Everyday news and, of course, the premise of the successful and frighteningly premonitory film, Wag the Dog.
Robert Silverberg - Legends II
Realm of the Elderlings: Homecoming / Robin Hobb A Song of Ice and Fire: The Sworn Sword / George R.R. Martin The Tales of Alvin Maker: The Yazoo Queen / Orson Scott Card Outlander: Lord John and the Succubus / Diana Gabaldon Majipoor: The Book of Changes / Robert Silverberg Otherland: The Happiest Dead Boy in the World / Tad Williams Pern: Beyond Between / Anne McCaffrey The Riftwar: The Messenger / Raymond E. Feist The Symphony of Ages: Threshold / Elizabeth Haydon American gods: The Monarch of the Glen / Neil Gaiman Shannara: Indomitable / Terry Brooks 1 ROBIN HOBB returns to the Realm of the Elderlings with “Homecoming,” a powerful tale in which exiles sent to colonize the Cursed Shores find themselves sinking into an intoxicating but deadly dream . . . or is it a memory? 2 GEORGE R. R. MARTIN continues with Dunk, a young hedge knight, and his unusual squire, Egg, in “The Sworn Sword,”. 3 ORSON SCOTT CARD puts Alvin Maker on the mighty Mississippi with ne’er-do-wells Jim Bowie and Abe Lincoln, in “The Yazoo Queen.” 4 DIANE GABALDON puts Outlander misfit in “Lord John and the Succubus,” a supernatural thriller set in the early days of the Seven Years War. 5 ROBERT SILVERBERG has a dilettantish poet in “The Book of Changes.” 6 TAD WILLIAMS explores the strange afterlife of Orlando Gardiner from Otherland in “The Happiest Dead Boy in the World.” 7 ANNE McCAFFREY shines a light into Pern in “Beyond Between.” 8 RAYMOND E. FEIST sends one soldier on the ride of his life, an ordinary time for “The Messenger.” 9 ELIZABETH HAYDON relates the destruction of Serendair and the fate of its last defenders in “Threshold,” 10 NEIL GAIMAN tells of the man Shadow, after American Gods in “The Monarch of the Glen.” 11 TERRY BROOKS adds an exciting epilogue to The Wishsong of Shannara in “Indomitable,” how Jair Ohmsford’ destroys the evil Ildatch, armed only with illusion.
Robert Silverberg - The Silent Invaders
Abner Harris was sent to Earth on a mission of extreme urgency. The universe was in danger of enslavement by the Medlins, and the fight against them called for Harris to assume the disguise of a flesh-and-blood Earthman. But he discovered that the real villains of space were not the Medlins or the people of Earth: they were his own kind. Suddenly he was alone, alienated from his own race, hated by the Medlins, and an imposter on Earth. No matter what side he chose he'd be a traitor. Yet choose he must...or forever remain a man without a planet.
Robert Silverberg - Lord Prestimion
King of the world! Prestimion is Coronal Lord of Majipoor. The Starburst Crown is his at last. The 30,000 rooms of the castle are crammed with eager guests and exotic gifts from the farthest corners of the largest and most wondrous planet in all the galaxy. Jubilation--not unmixed with greed and lust--sweeps through the Fifty Cities, which crowd the heights of the thirty-five-mile-high Castle Mount. The coronation, its solemn ceremonies and bawdy delights, are Prestimion's to savor. Even love is possible again--a love that might replace the soaring passion he once knew. So why is he so sad? From whence this emptiness that darkens his soul like night? Prestimion is burdened with a great secret, perhaps the greatest ever known. For he gained the throne through a bloody civil war, which stained the rivers crimson and strewed the fields with severed limbs. And yet it is a war no one remembers! Prestimion swore an oath after his victory at Thegomar Edge. The war had left a scar upon the world--a scar he vowed to heal. With a phalanx of sorcerers, he invoked the awesome Spell of Oblivion and dropped it over his ravaged people like a cloak. Forgotten were the betrayals of Korsibar, the intrigues of the two-headed Su-Suheris, and the slaughter wrought by Dantirya Sambail at Mavestoi. It was as though the war had never been. Only Prestimion and two of his surviving comrades-in-arms remembered anything happened at all. So how can Prestimion, now Coronal Lord of Majipoor, account for the devastation that still lies upon the land? How can he mourn the fallen sons and brothers who never died because they never existed? And most troubling, how can he bring to justice the kinsman who languishes in the dungeon because no one remembers his unforgivable crime? Yet in this, his hour of triumph, Prestimion faces a rebellion far more insidious than war. When something, even sorrow, is taken away, something else rushes in to fill the void. In this case it is a global madness: a twisted violence that no ruler can control, no kingdom can keep away, and no love can long survive…
Robert Silverberg - Gilgamesh the King
A thrilling retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh, by one of the greatest storytellers of his generation Gilgamesh’s appetite for wine, women, and warfare is insatiable. As the King of Uruk, he oppresses his people and burdens his city. To temper his excesses, the gods create Enkidu, Gilgamesh’s equal, who becomes his greatest friend. Together they wander the kingdom as brothers, conquering demons until a cruel twist changes Gilgamesh’s path forever. Two parts god and one part man, Gilgamesh is mortal—a fate he now resolves to overcome, no matter what the price. And so he embarks on another journey, in pursuit of vengeance and the ultimate prize for a mortal king: eternal life.
Isaac Asimov - Robert Silverberg - The Positronic Man
In a twenty-first century Earth where the development of the positronic brain has revolutionized the way of life, beloved household robot ""Andrew"" struggles with his unusual capacity for emotion and dreams of becoming human.
Robert Silverberg - Tower of Glass
Simeon Krug has a vision--and the vast wealth necessary to turn dream into reality. What he wishes is to communicate with the stars, to answer signals from deep space. The colossal tower he's constructing for this purpose soars above the Arctic tundra, and the seemingly perfect androids building it view Krug as their god. But, Krug is only flesh-and-blood, and when his androids discover the truth, their anger knows no bounds...and it threatens much more than the tower.
Robert Silverberg - Lord Valentine kastélya
Valentine egy napon arra ébred, hogy nem emlékszik a múltjára... Ám vándorlásai során az Álmok királya különös álmokkal gyötri, olyanokkal, amelyek azt sugallják, hogy ő Majipoor, a hatalmas bolygó igazi uralkodója, akit cselszövéssel távolítottak el trónjáról. Igaz-e az álom? Valentine a bizonyosságot keresi és ezért vállal minden veszélyt, kockázatot, kalandot. Majd a bizonyosság birtokában trónjának visszahódítására indul... A Lord Valentine kastélya fordulatos, vérbeli kalandregény, amelyet a mágia, a boszorkányság különös és megdöbbentő világa fűszerez.
Isaac Asimov - Robert Silverberg - Az idő gyermeke
A Regény főhőse egy Neander-völgyi gyermek, akit kiragadtak saját környezetéből, korából,és 40000 évvel későbbi jövőbe szállítanak egy merész és vitatható tudományos vállalkozás céljára. A tudósok számára Timmie csupán egy kísérlet alanya, az emberi jogok kampányában csak "ügy", a hétköznapi emberek pedig alig látnak benne mást mint szörnyszülöttet, egy visszamaradott lényt. Csak a Sztázistechnológia Ltd. munkatársa, Edith Fellowes tudja, milyen is Timmie valójában, s látja meg benne a gyereket, az embert. Amikor világossá válik, hogy a Sztázis hideg fejjel számító tudósai milyen kegyetlen sorsot szánnak a fiúnak, Edith döntő és megdöbbentő lépésre szánja el magát... A pozitron-ember és a Leszáll az éj sikere után – mely utóbbit a The Times az év legjobb sci-fi-jeként méltatott –, az olvasók végre kezükbe vehetik a tudományos fantasztikus irodalom két nagy íróegyéniségének együttműködéséből született harmadik regényt is. „Asimov és Silverberg a sci-fi óriásai… Ők ketten együtt az ideális álomcsapat.” FEAR
Robert Silverberg - The World Inside
Welcome to Urban Monad 116. Reaching nearly two miles into the sky, the one thousand stories of this building are home to over eight hundred thousand people living in peace and harmony. In the year 2381 with a world population of over seventy-five billion souls, the massive Urbmon system is humanity’s salvation. Life in Urbmon 116 is highly regulated, life is cherished, and the culture of procreation is seen as the highest pinnacle of god’s plan. Conflict is abhorred, and any who disturb the peace face harsh punishment—even being sent “down the chute” to be recycled as fertilizer. Jason Quevedo, a historian, searches records of the twentieth century hoping to find the root of his discontent with the perfection of Urbmon life. Siegmund Kluver, a young and ambitious administrator, strives to reach the top levels of the Urbmon’s government and discovers the civilization’s dark truths. Michael Statler, a computer engineer, harbors a forbidden desire. He dreams of leaving the building—of walking in the open air and visiting the far-off sea. This is a dream he must keep secret. If anyone were to find out, he’d face the worst punishment imaginable. The World Inside is a fascinating exploration of society and what makes us human, told by a master of speculative fiction.
Robert Silverberg - Stepsons of Terra
For 500 years the distant Terran colony of Corwin had no communication with Earth. But now the invincible war-horde of the Klodni was on the march and the long-forgotten planet desperately needed Earth's help. Baird Ewing was appointed ambassador, sent to get that help. But Earth ... Earth had degenerated into a decadent world of worthless pleasure seekers, and would never be able to give the aid that would save Corwin. Earth had nothing to offer, and Ewing had so little time -- the answer was right under his nose if he would only look ....
Robert Silverberg - The King of Dreams
The years since first be gained the Starburst Crown have been difficult ones for Coronal Lord Prestimion and the vast, unfathoniable realm he rules. But finally peace has been restored to Majipoor. And now it is time for Prestimion to name the able Prince Dekkeret his succeeding Coronal and to descend to the Labyrinth as Pontifex. But a power from a dark past that both men believed was dead is stirring once again -- an evil more potent and devastating than either leader dares to remember. Once, decades past, a then knight-initiate Dekkeret had his dreams stolen from him. His quest for recovery led him to a remarkable helmetthat could invade the psyches of sleeping foes, a device the newly anointed Coronal Prestimion later utilized to defeat his enemy Dantirya Sambail, tyrant of the continent Zimroel. In the fires of civil war, the terrible weapon was destroyed forever -- or so it was believed. The noxious weed of rebellion was torn out at its roots but its seeds have borne frightening fruit. Dantirya Sambail is dead, and the hungry jackals who ran at his heels now scheme to recover his lost lands and power. At their head is the tyrant's former henchman Mandralisca -- a villain of great wiles and icy heart, who somehow has unleashed a devastating plague of the mind upon Prestimion's subjects, Dark visions are invading the sleep of those loyal to the Lords and the Lady of Majipoor -- soul-shattering scenes of madness and monstrosity, driving those inflicted to commit horrible, destructive acts. And the dark wave is flowing ever-closer to the throne, seeping beneath the doors of the 30,000 rooms of the towering edifice atop Castle Mount ... and into sacrosanct depths of the imperial Labyrinth itself. A new campaign for the soul of Majipoor has been declared -- and its catastrophic opening salvos have been fired in silence and in mystery. Once again Prestimion and Dekkeret have been called onto the battlefield of nightmare. But this time it will be a war to the death against a foe greater than all who came before: the master of murderous shadows who aspires to be King of all.
Robert Silverberg - Öffnet den Himmel
Der Gott der Technik Zu Beginn des 22. Jahrhunderts ist es nicht die Wissenschaft, die die Menschheit vorantreibt, sondern die Religion. Noel Vorst hat Technik und Mythos zu einer neuen Religion verbunden. Doch die Bewegung ist gespalten. Die Harmonisten haben sich auf der Venus angesiedelt, deren Bewohner genetisch verändert wurden, damit sie auf unserem Nachbarplaneten überleben können. Trotz der Kolonien ist die interstellare Raumfahrt bisher unmöglich. Viele glauben, dass die Menschen die Sterne nur dann erreichen werden, wenn Vorster und Harmonisten wieder zusammenarbeiten. Doch die Kluft zwischen den Fraktionen scheint unüberbrückbar - bis es auf der Venus zu einem Zwischenfall kommt, der alles verändert ...
Robert Silverberg - Capricorn Games
A woman attends a very strange party that includes a billionaire, a mind reader, a Byzantine Duke, and a man who has lived 1000 years, from whom she tries to find the secret to a long life. Contents: Ship-Sister, Star-Sister A Sea of Faces The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Ms. Found in an Abandoned Time Machine Ishmael in Love Getting Across The Dybbuk of Mazel Tov IV Capricorn Games Breckenridge and the Continuum
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