Industrialist Simeon Krug’s dream is to contact the source of an alien code broadcast to Earth, building his communications tower on the backs of android servitors yearning for their freedom.
Three short novels of science fiction dealing with religious transcendence, circa 1973. Authors: Robert Silverberg, Roger Zelazny, and Edgar Pangborn. Editor: Terry Carr.
3rd anthology in the Universe series. Stories by Gene Wolfe, Robert Silverberg, Edgar Pangborn, Gordon Eklund, Ross Rocklynne, and Edward Bryant.
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.
Edmond Hamilton’s “The Shores of Infinity,” Sam Moskowitz’s fact article “Science-Fiction Views of God,” stories by John Jakes, John Brunner, Arthur Porges, and Robert Rohrer.
Frederik Pohl’s “The Man Who Ate the World,” serial installment of Alfred Bester’s “The Stars My Destination,” stories by Robert Silverberg, E.C. Tubb, and Lester del Rey.
Poul Anderson’s “Outpost of Empire,” Robert Silverberg’s “King of the Golden World,” Larry Niven’s “Handicap,” plus Fritz Leiber, John Brunner, Harry Harrison, and more.
A 1980s-era man is deposited in a future so advanced and decadent that its inhabitants have nothing better to do than reconstruct (with some accuracy) ancient cities to hold their social events.
How about a list? Why? Because lists are cool. What of? My favorite 1960s science fiction novels. Eleven of them. And by favorite, I mean the ones I’ve read thus far.
Three short novels of space, in the fine tradition of ’50s pulp. Stories of Earth lost and found, of Earth decadent and pacified, of space battles and time travel and intrigue.
Silverberg’s magnificent tale of science-fiction post-colonialism, and an effective homage to Joseph Conrad to boot. Not to be missed.