Robert Silverberg The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame Volume One, 1929-1964

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 22, 2003 - 576 pages

The definitive collection of the best in science fiction stories between 1929 and 1964


The book you now hold contains twenty-six of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for The Science Fiction of Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans.


Robert Heinlein in "The Roads Must Roll" describes an industrial civilization of the future caught up in the deadly flaws of its own complexity. "Country of the Kind," by Damon Knight, is a frightening portrayal of biological mutation. "Nightfall," by Isaac Asimov, one of the greatest stories in the science fiction field, imagines a planet where the sun sets only once every millennium and is a chilling study in mass psychology.


Originally published in 1970 to honor those writers and their stories that had come before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I, was the book that introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction. Too long unavailable, this new edition will treasured by science fiction fans everywhere.


The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I, contains stories by the great masters of the form, including the following authors:


Isaac Asimov

Alfred Bester

Jerome Bixby

James Blish

Anthony Boucher

Ray Bradbury

Fredric Brown

John W. Campbell, Jr.

Arthur C. Clarke

Lester del Rey

Tom Godwin

Robert A. Heinlein

Daniel Keyes

Damon Knight

C. M. Kornbluth

Fritz Leiber

Murray Leinster

Richard Matheson

Judith Merril

Lewis Padgett

Clifford D. Simak

Cordwainer Smith

Theodore Sturgeon

A. E. van Vogt

Stanley G. Weinbaum

Roger Zelazny

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Robert Silverberg (born January 15, 1935, Brooklyn, New York, USA) is a prolific American author best known for his Hugo and Nebula award-winning sci-fi works. Silverberg, himself a voracious reader since childhood, began publishing his stories in science fiction magazines very early on. He graduated from Columbia University with a BA in English Literature in 1956, but continued to write fiction. His first novel published was a children`s book, Uprising on Alpha-S (1956), and the following year he received his first Hugo Award for Best Emerging Author. Over the next four years, Silverberg, by his own reckoning, wrote a million words a year for various magazines. In 1959, the science fiction market crashed, and Silverberg turned his writing talent in other directions, from serious history fiction to light pornography. In the mid-1960s, science fiction writers became increasingly literary ambitious. Frederick Paul, then editor of three science fiction magazines, suggested that Silverberg write for one of them. Thanks to this, Silverberg returned to fiction, now paying more attention to the depth and social environment of the characters than was previously the case in his work, as well as adding elements of modernist literature, which he studied at the university. The books he wrote during this period were considered a quantum leap from his previous work. New Silverberg`s first book is Open Skies, a collection of short stories published by Paul in Galaxy magazine. In the book, a new religion allows people to reach the stars. This was followed by Down to Earth, arguably the first postcolonial science fiction book, in which the former Earth administration of an alien world returns to Earth after an alien planet was liberated. Other popular works from this period include the novels "Living Again", in which the personality of the dead could be transferred; "The world from within", a look at the overpopulated world of the future; and Dying From Within, the story of a telepathic whose gift is inevitably weakening. In 1969 his Night Wings won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. In 1970 he received the Nebula Prize for the short story The Passengers, two in 1971 for the novel Time to Change and the short story Good News from the Vatican. In 1975 and 1986, the Nebula Prize for Best Novel was given to him Born with the Dead and Heading for Byzantium. In 1990, Silverberg received the Hugo Award for the short story "Become a Soldier," and in 2004 he was named Grand Master by the American Science Fiction Association. In 1970 he was a guest of honor at the World Science Fiction Convention (Mirkone). In 1975, Silverberg moved away from science fiction, citing fatigue after years of hard and fruitful work. But in 1980 he returned with his novel Lord Valentine`s Castle (The World of Majipur). The author continues to write science fiction novels today, living in Oakland, California. In terms of the total number of works written by him among science fiction writers, he is second only to Isaac Asimov, having written more than 100 science fiction and more than 60 popular science books. [collapse collapsed title = Bibliography (incomplete)] Novels Revolt on Alpha C (1955) Starman`s Quest (1956) Master of Life and Death / Master of Life and Death (1957) Invaders from Earth (1958) Aliens from Space (1958) Passion Trap (1960) Mistress of Sin (1960) The Sinful Ones (1961) Lust Goddess (1961) Collision Course (1961) Time of the Great Freeze (1963) The Silent Invaders (1963) Planet of Death (1967) Thorns (1967) Those Who Watch (1967) The Time Hoppers (1967) To Open the Sky (1967) Those Who Lust (1967) The Wanton West (1967) World`s Fair 1992 (1968) ) "Man in the labyrinth" / The Man in the Maze (1968) The Masks of Time (1968) Downward to the Earth (1969) Across a Billion Years (1969) Night Wings / Nightwings (1969) Three Survived (1969) To Live Again (1969) Up the Line (1969) Hawksbill Station (1970) Glass Tower of Glass (1970) Son of Man (1971) The Second Trip (1971) The World Inside (1971) A Time of Changes (1971) The Book of Skulls (1972) Dying Inside (1972) The Flesh Merchants (1973) Sin on Wheels (1973) Jungle Street (1973) The Man Collector (1973) Nowhere Girl (1973) The Decadent (1974) The Stochastic Man (1975) ) "Castle of Lord Valentine" / Lor d Valentine`s Castle (1980) Homefaring (1982) Majipoor Chronicles (1982) Valentine Pontifex (1983) Lord of Darkness (1983) King Gilgamesh / Gilgamesh the King (1984) "Sailing to Byzantium" / Sailing to Byzantium (1984) "Tom O`Bedlam" / Tom O`Bedlam (1985) "Star of the Gypsies" / Star of Gypsies (1986) "At the end of winter" / At Winter`s End (1988) The New Springtime (1990) To the Land of the Living (1990) Nightfall (1990) (with Isaac Asimov) Thebes of a hundred gates "Thebes of the Hundred Gates (1991) The Face of the Waters (1991) The Ugly Little Boy (1992) (with Isaac Asimov) Kingdoms of the Wall ( 1992) The Positronic Man (1992) (with Isaac Asimov) Hot Sky at Midnight (1994) The Mountains of Majipoor (1995) The Alien Years (1997) Sorcerers of Majipoor (1997) Lord Prestimion (1999) The King of Dreams (2001) The Longest Way Home (2002) Eternal Rome "/ Roma Eterna (2003) The Calibrated Alligator (1969) The Cube Root of Uncertainty" (1970) Moonferns & amp; Starsongs (1971) The Reality Trip and Other Implausibilities (1972) Sunrise On Mercury (1975) The Best of Robert Silverberg (1976) The Shores The Shores of Tomorrow (1976) Capricorn Games (1979) World of a Thousand Colors (1982) The Conglomeroid Cocktail Party (1984) Beyond the Safe Zone (1986) The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg: Secret Sharers (1992) Phases of the Moon (2004) At the Beginning / In the Beginning (2006) Films Based on the stories of Robert Silverberg, several films have been made, for example the film "Amanda and the Alien". [/ collapse] Semi-official site - http://www.majipoor.com/ Yahoo discussion forum frequented by Silverberg himself - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/theworldsofrobertsilverberg/

Robert Silverberg The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame Volume One, 1929-1964 PDF

Robert Silverberg (born January 15, 1935, Brooklyn, New York, USA) is a prolific American author best known for his Hugo and Nebula award-winning sci-fi works. Silverberg, himself a voracious reader since childhood, began publishing his stories in science fiction magazines very early on. He graduated from Columbia University with a BA in English Literature in 1956, but continued to write fiction. His first novel published was a children`s book, Uprising on Alpha-S (1956), and the following year he received his first Hugo Award for Best Emerging Author. Over the next four years, Silverberg, by his own reckoning, wrote a million words a year for various magazines. In 1959, the science fiction market crashed, and Silverberg turned his writing talent in other directions, from serious history fiction to light pornography. In the mid-1960s, science fiction writers became increasingly literary ambitious. Frederick Paul, then editor of three science fiction magazines, suggested that Silverberg write for one of them. Thanks to this, Silverberg returned to fiction, now paying more attention to the depth and social environment of the characters than was previously the case in his work, as well as adding elements of modernist literature, which he studied at the university. The books he wrote during this period were considered a quantum leap from his previous work. New Silverberg`s first book is Open Skies, a collection of short stories published by Paul in Galaxy magazine. In the book, a new religion allows people to reach the stars. This was followed by Down to Earth, arguably the first postcolonial science fiction book, in which the former Earth administration of an alien world returns to Earth after an alien planet was liberated. Other popular works from this period include the novels "Living Again", in which the personality of the dead could be transferred; "The world from within", a look at the overpopulated world of the future; and Dying From Within, the story of a telepathic whose gift is inevitably weakening. In 1969 his Night Wings won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. In 1970 he received the Nebula Prize for the short story The Passengers, two in 1971 for the novel Time to Change and the short story Good News from the Vatican. In 1975 and 1986, the Nebula Prize for Best Novel was given to him Born with the Dead and Heading for Byzantium. In 1990, Silverberg received the Hugo Award for the short story "Become a Soldier," and in 2004 he was named Grand Master by the American Science Fiction Association. In 1970 he was a guest of honor at the World Science Fiction Convention (Mirkone). In 1975, Silverberg moved away from science fiction, citing fatigue after years of hard and fruitful work. But in 1980 he returned with his novel Lord Valentine`s Castle (The World of Majipur). The author continues to write science fiction novels today, living in Oakland, California. In terms of the total number of works written by him among science fiction writers, he is second only to Isaac Asimov, having written more than 100 science fiction and more than 60 popular science books. [collapse collapsed title = Bibliography (incomplete)] Novels Revolt on Alpha C (1955) Starman`s Quest (1956) Master of Life and Death / Master of Life and Death (1957) Invaders from Earth (1958) Aliens from Space (1958) Passion Trap (1960) Mistress of Sin (1960) The Sinful Ones (1961) Lust Goddess (1961) Collision Course (1961) Time of the Great Freeze (1963) The Silent Invaders (1963) Planet of Death (1967) Thorns (1967) Those Who Watch (1967) The Time Hoppers (1967) To Open the Sky (1967) Those Who Lust (1967) The Wanton West (1967) World`s Fair 1992 (1968) ) "Man in the labyrinth" / The Man in the Maze (1968) The Masks of Time (1968) Downward to the Earth (1969) Across a Billion Years (1969) Night Wings / Nightwings (1969) Three Survived (1969) To Live Again (1969) Up the Line (1969) Hawksbill Station (1970) Glass Tower of Glass (1970) Son of Man (1971) The Second Trip (1971) The World Inside (1971) A Time of Changes (1971) The Book of Skulls (1972) Dying Inside (1972) The Flesh Merchants (1973) Sin on Wheels (1973) Jungle Street (1973) The Man Collector (1973) Nowhere Girl (1973) The Decadent (1974) The Stochastic Man (1975) ) "Castle of Lord Valentine" / Lor d Valentine`s Castle (1980) Homefaring (1982) Majipoor Chronicles (1982) Valentine Pontifex (1983) Lord of Darkness (1983) King Gilgamesh / Gilgamesh the King (1984) "Sailing to Byzantium" / Sailing to Byzantium (1984) "Tom O`Bedlam" / Tom O`Bedlam (1985) "Star of the Gypsies" / Star of Gypsies (1986) "At the end of winter" / At Winter`s End (1988) The New Springtime (1990) To the Land of the Living (1990) Nightfall (1990) (with Isaac Asimov) Thebes of a hundred gates "Thebes of the Hundred Gates (1991) The Face of the Waters (1991) The Ugly Little Boy (1992) (with Isaac Asimov) Kingdoms of the Wall ( 1992) The Positronic Man (1992) (with Isaac Asimov) Hot Sky at Midnight (1994) The Mountains of Majipoor (1995) The Alien Years (1997) Sorcerers of Majipoor (1997) Lord Prestimion (1999) The King of Dreams (2001) The Longest Way Home (2002) Eternal Rome "/ Roma Eterna (2003) The Calibrated Alligator (1969) The Cube Root of Uncertainty" (1970) Moonferns & amp; Starsongs (1971) The Reality Trip and Other Implausibilities (1972) Sunrise On Mercury (1975) The Best of Robert Silverberg (1976) The Shores The Shores of Tomorrow (1976) Capricorn Games (1979) World of a Thousand Colors (1982) The Conglomeroid Cocktail Party (1984) Beyond the Safe Zone (1986) The Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg: Secret Sharers (1992) Phases of the Moon (2004) At the Beginning / In the Beginning (2006) Films Based on the stories of Robert Silverberg, several films have been made, for example the film "Amanda and the Alien". [/ collapse] Semi-official site - http://www.majipoor.com/ Yahoo discussion forum frequented by Silverberg himself - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/theworldsofrobertsilverberg/