In a near-future Nigeria, beneath the emergence of a strange alien dome, a psychic working for the government sets out to find why others of his kind are dying.
Terran exploitation of an alien planet causes the “docile” near-human natives to rise up in bloody rebellion, in this novel rich in ’70s SFnal themes.
Avice Benner Cho returns to Embassytown, home of the enigmatic Hosts and soon to be a flashpoint as cultures, factions, and even languages come into conflict.
When humanity finds another spacefaring race wallowing in mud and its own excrement, its unpleasant characteristics cause human scientists to question its intelligence.
Super-cultured human gentlemen face extermination at the hands of their insectoid servitor race, who are in full rebellion, sacking each human castle in turn. A fine tale.
Silverberg’s magnificent tale of science-fiction post-colonialism, and an effective homage to Joseph Conrad to boot. Not to be missed.
A heavily philosophical utopian SF novel with a distinct underlying theme: if someone/something is gullible or naive, it’s one of the only likable characters in the book. A fatalistic experiment that is largely hit-or-miss, though one riddled with complexity and creativity.