3rd anthology in the Universe series. Stories by Gene Wolfe, Robert Silverberg, Edgar Pangborn, Gordon Eklund, Ross Rocklynne, and Edward Bryant.
At the age of 650 miles, Helward Mann begins an apprenticeship with the Futures guild that will alter the course of the city of Earth forever. (What the hell did I just read?)
Mankind uses abandoned alien spacecraft to explore the unknown, which often leads to disastrous consequences—or, in a few cases, to wealth beyond measure.
Kinnall Darival, exiled prince, risks all to spread love and the self, hoping to revert his world from a culture of self-denial and the repression of emotion.
1970s-era scientist is thrust forward in time into the mind of a organic computer, living a verdant future where primitive humans are losing ground to their evolutionary adversaries—the Birds.
“Reality is a dream. George Orr is the dreamer. George’s dreams change the world. In the hands of a power-mad psychiatrist George is forced to dream… forever seeking utopia…”
A mutant, alien Orpheus sets out to reclaim his dead Eurydice, with the aid of a musical machete, Jean Harlow, and a Christ-allegory. No, really, this is serious SF.
Silverberg’s magnificent tale of science-fiction post-colonialism, and an effective homage to Joseph Conrad to boot. Not to be missed.
To start things off, I’m going to ask you go read my review of the first two Riverworld books. Go on. It’ll be helpful, since I reference those a lot. Back already? Good.
Philip Jose Farmer’s Riverworld series, at least the first books. I had fond memories of the first book when I read it years ago, and when I was gifted the next ones, I wondered how it held up. Here’s the answer.