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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 - Kingdoms of the Wall
It is a tremendous presence towering over the world—Kosa Saag, the Wall—a monstrous assemblage of cliffs, ravines, and mountains. At its Summit, on the highest peak of all, far above the clouds, live the gods themselves. Each year, from the village of Jespodar at the foot of the imposing Wall, twenty men and twenty women, selected and trained at arduous length, set forth on a Pilgrimage. Against overwhelming odds they will attempt to scale the Summit, meet with the gods, and gain new knowledge. A few Pilgrims will return as madmen. Most will never be seen again. For Poilar Crookleg, the Pilgrimage has been a lifelong dream. Years ago he and his childhood friend Traiben vowed that they would one day make the Pilgrimage together, converse with the gods, and return not as madmen but as teachers of wisdom. Now it is their year of selection, and the two young men set forth among the chosen forty, determined to succeed where so many before them have failed. Along the way, they must brave ghosts and ravenous Wall-hawks, traverse terrifying Kingdoms and blasted landscapes of heat and ice, and then face the greatest challenge of all…the temptation of eternal life in a paradise of pleasure. At the end, for the few who endure, lies the Summit itself, and with it the secret of the gods—a secret so strange and unsettling that it will shatter centuries of belief and change the world forever. In Kingdoms of the Wall, Robert Silverberg has crafted a masterpiece of the first order, an adventure filled with awesome mystery and disturbing revelation, a voyage to the heart of creation itself as the inhabitants of an alien world strive to learn the truth about themselves and their gods, a truth as harsh and unforgiving as the forbidding heights of Kosa Saag
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Sorcerers of Majipoor
Publishing simultaneously with his new hardcover The Alien Years, this fourth volume in Silverberg's wildly popular Majipoor series -- which has sold nearly one million copies -- finds this vast and exotic planet disturbed by usurpers, rebellion, and war. The Reigning Pontifex Lies Dying, and Korsibar, Son of the current Coronal, has become embroiled in the schemings of his twin sister and her ambitious cabal. Their plot is to seize the power of the Coronal from Prestimion, the designated successor, capture the crown, and rule Majipoor. With the aid of the sorcery that has become prevalent during the reign of the current Pontifex, Korsibar's plan works. But as he dons the mantle of power, he begins to realize that the traditions are not easily ignored -- and the burdens of crown and scepter are more costly then the simple act of possessing them. Robert Silverberg's most popular and successful works have always been the books in his Majipoor saga. The prequel to his previous Majipoor novels, Lord Valentine's Castle and Valentine Pontifex, this fantasy adventure is the first in an exciting new trilogy of Majipoor novels that is sure to be a hit with his many fans.
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 - Éjszárnyak
Az emberiség harmadik nagy ciklusának végén, a hanyatlás és dekadencia világában már senki sem hisz a régi legendában. Ám van egy Kémlelő, aki egész életén át mást sem cselekedett, mint mágikus műszereivel az űr sötétjét fürkészte, hogy amikor a hódítók érkeznek, az emberek szembe tudjanak szállni az invázióval. Réges-rég számítottak arra, hogy egyszer eljönnek az idegenek egy nagyon távoli bolygóról, és beváltva évezredes fenyegetésüket, megtorolják a földlakókon hajdani sérelmeiket. A Kémlelő harmadmagával rója a világot, Avluelával, az Éjszárnyasok kasztjának törékeny virágszálával és Gormonnal, a Torzszülött mutánssal, s amikor eljutnak Roumba, az ősi városba, feltárul előttük az örök igazság, mely mindhármuk sorsát meghatározza... Robert Silverberg, többszörös Hugo- és Nebula-díjas író, e megható és lenyűgöző történetével vált méltán elismertté a science fiction és fantasy világában!
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.
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 - 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 - Conquerors from the Darkness
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.
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 - Thorns
Duncan Chalk - entertainment industry mogul - fed his 600lb body steady diet of pain and suffering. He wanted to give the good people of the universe a new tragedy to watch on their videos. Minner Burris - starman - came back from Manipool whith his body horribly butchered by the planet's surgeons. He wanted a new, wholly human body. Chalk promissed it to him, if he co-operated. Lona Kelvin - 17-year-old virgin - was the mother of a hundred babies whom she only knew from photographs. She wanted a couple to raise herself. Chalk promised them to her, if she co-operated. Chalk, Minner, Lona... the greatest triangle. They knew what they wanted, but not what they needed. Only time would give them that.
Robert Silverberg - Új kolónia
Mr. Aherne az ENSZ megbízásából érkezik a Marsra, hogy kémjelentést készítsen a telepesek életéről. A legnagyobb meglepetés akkor éri, amikor rádöbben, hogy a Marson nem egy, hanem két kupola létezik... A Donnybrook csatahajó a síriusi szektorba igyekszik, hogy bekapcsolódjon az idegen faj elleni háborúba. A pszichológus tiszt feladata, hogy a férfi legénység számára felvegyen egy "fedélzeti lányt". S a jelentkezők között akad valaki, aki a rémségek rémségét szabadítja az űrhajóra... Az öngyilkos hajlamú ifjú társat kap egy android személyében, akinek az a feladata, hogy minden eszközzel akadályozza meg az önpusztítást... Egy "puhány" ember véghezviszi a lehetetlent; elindul a másfélszeres gravitációjú bolygón, hogy visszaszerezze a barátnőjét... El tudja képzelni, milyen lehet egy suborni asszonyt venni nőül? Egy idegen lényt, aki leginkább egy virágsziromra hasonlít... Nos, abban a korban, amikor az interplanetáris házasságok már divatszámba mennek, semmi sem lehetetlen... Egy űrhajó száguld a feketeségben, fedélzetén egy hajdani elnökkel, aki épphogy elmenekült a forradalmárok karmaiból. Az elnök egyedül van, ám még sincs egyedül. Emlékezetkockákban vele vannak a szerettei, a barátai, s olyan hírességek, mint Shakespeare, Platon, Nagy Sándor... Hat remekbe szabott történet a science fiction többszörös Hugo- és Nebula-díjas nagymesterétől.
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 - Revolt on Alpha C
With a mighty twist, the Space Ship Garden lunges into overdrive and shoots out into space. Ahead lies Alpha C IV, eerie world of three suns. But the Carden arrives on Alpha C right in the thick of a revolution against Earth. Treason! Then young cadet Larry Stark finds himself caught up in the revolution on both sides.
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.
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 - 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 - Tales of Majipoor
From one of the masters of SF comes this new collection of stories, all set on his most famous creation - the world of Majipoor. A massive world of adventure, romance and danger. A place where dreams can soothe the restless or flay the minds of the guilty. Where humans, aliens and natives live in a shifting, uneasy alliance and where two great men rule over all. No matter who bears the title, there is always a Coronal and a Pontifex, forever miles apart, forever striving to maintain the balance of their far-flung civilisation. Here, collected for the first time, are the final tales of Majipoor. From the earliest legends of the Shapeshifters to an untold mystery late in the reign of Valentine Pontifex, the seven stories in this collection expand upon and flesh out the remarkable world that Robert Silverberg has created. Spanning a decade of writing from one of the masters of science-fiction, this collection is both a fantastic introduction for those new to Majipoor and a welcome return for those who have visited before.
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!
Isaac Asimov - Robert Silverberg - Nightfall
Imagine living on a planet with six suns that never experiences Darkness. Imagine never having seen the Stars. Then, one by one your suns start to set, gradually leading you into Darkness for the first time ever. Image the terror of such a Nightfall. Scientists on the planet Kalgash discover that an eclipse - an event that occurs only every 2049 years - is imminent, and that a society unfamiliar with Darkness will be plunged into madness and chaos. They realize that their civilization will end, for the people of Kalgash have a proven fear of Darkness, but they are unable to predict the insanity and destruction that will accompany the awesome splendor of Nightfall. Based on the classic short story by Asimov, "Nightfall" is a spellbinding tale of an alien civilization not unlike our own.
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 Sheckley - Isaac Asimov - Poul Anderson - Harry Harrison - Ray Bradbury - Robert Silverberg - Ursula K. Le Guin - Харь гаргийн өгүүллэгүүд
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Robert Silverberg - Recalled to Life
When a nervous scientist from Beller Laboratories approached James Harker, asking him to introducde a new scientific discovery to the world, Harker had his own reasons for agreeing. The discovery was a reanimation process-- bringing the recently dead back to life. But Harker hadn't anticipated treachery within the ranks of the scientists working on the process, nor on the consternation and mounting hysteria when the news broke. James Harker faced the most demanding task of his life-- and he didn't know if he would live to see the results...
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