Scientists unleash ancient alien monstrosity from the briny deep; it proceeds to go about re-conquering our world via its psychic powers. A B-movie in book form.
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.
The best novel I’ve read so far in 2012, and one of the best ’50s novels around. A very complex novel that can’t be explained away in a short two-sentence excerpt.
A group of humans flees an authoritarian government to Alpha Centauri, pursued by robotic spaceships. When they arrive, there are aliens about.
Another vintage Robert Silverberg yarn, an extended version of a tale I’ve already read. Two warring alien species planting sleeper agents on Earth, crosses and double-crosses, a telepathic unborn fetus… what’s not to like?
An all-time classic space opera, its influences are still felt today. This episodic novel recreates Darwin’s voyage of the Beagle in space, heading into unknown regions on a mission of interstellar discovery. The ship’s crew explores new worlds and fends off strange alien cultures, all while facing internal struggles between the military and the scientists, and infighting between the scientists themselves.
Collection of Robert Silverberg’s earliest stories, very pulpy, sometimes tacky, but all of them entertaining. If you can overlook their nature, they’re fun, exciting, and thrilling.