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Robert Silverberg (January 15, 1935, Brooklyn, New York) is a prolific American author best known for writing science fiction, a multiple winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (954x1147, 571 KB) en: Robert Silverberg at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow, August 2005. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (954x1147, 571 KB) en: Robert Silverberg at Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow, August 2005. ... The Clyde Auditorium with the main SECC building behind it The 63rd World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) was Interaction, which was held in Glasgow, Scotland 4-8 August, 2005. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ...


Silverberg, a voracious reader since childhood, began submitting stories to science fiction magazines in his early teenage years. He attended Columbia University, receiving an A.B. in English Literature in 1956, but he kept writing science fiction. His first published novel, a children's book called Revolt on Alpha C appeared in 1955, and in the following year, he won his first Hugo, as "best new writer." For the next four years, by his own count, he wrote a million words a year, for magazines and Ace Doubles. In 1959 the market for science fiction collapsed, and Silverberg turned his ability to write copiously to other fields, from carefully researched historical nonfiction to softcore pornography for Nightstand Books. Columbia University is a private university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City and a member of the Ivy League. ... A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... The term English literature refers to literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; Joseph Conrad was Polish, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Edgar Allan Poe was American, Salman Rushdie is Indian. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe; title page of 1719 newspaper edition A novel (from French nouvelle, new) is an extended fictional narrative in prose. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Hugo Award is given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy stories of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pornographic movies Pornography (from Greek πορνογραφία pornographia — literally writing about or drawings of prostitutes) (also informally referred to as porn, or porno) is the representation of the human body or human sexual behaviour with the goal of sexual arousal, similar to, but distinct from, erotica, though the two terms are often...


In the mid-1960s, science fiction writers were starting to be more literarily ambitious. Frederik Pohl, then editing three science fiction magazines, offered Silverberg carte blanche in writing for them. Thus inspired, Silverberg returned to writing, paying far more attention to depth of character and social background than he had in the past and mixing in elements of the modernist literature he had studied at Columbia. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Frederik Pohl (November 26, 1919—) is an American science fiction writer and editor who became a Nebula Grand Master in 1993. ... This article focuses on the cultural movement labeled modernism or the modern movement. See also: Modernism (Roman Catholicism) or Modernist Christianity; Modernismo for specific art movement(s) in Spain and Catalonia. ...


The books he wrote at this time were widely considered a quantum leap from his earlier work. Perhaps the first book to indicate the new Silverberg was To Open the Sky, a fixup of stories published by Pohl in Galaxy, in which a new religion helps people reach the stars. That was followed by Downward to the Earth, perhaps the first postcolonial science fiction book, a book with echoes of Joseph Conrad, in which the Terran former administrator of an alien world returns after it is set free. Other popularly and critically acclaimed works of that time include To Live Again, in which the personalities of dead people can be transferred; The World Inside, a look at an overpopulated future; and Dying Inside, a tale of a telepath losing his powers and set at Columbia. A fixup is a novel created from short stories which may or may not have been initially related. ... The Puppet Masters by Robert A. Heinlein in Galaxy, Sept. ... Downward to the Earth is a science fiction novel by Robert Silverberg. ... Postcolonial theory is a literary theory or critical approach that deals with literature produced in countries that were once, or are now, colonies of other countries. ... Joseph Conrad Nalecz Coat of Arms Warsaw flat once occupied by Conrad. ... The World Inside is a science fiction novel, written by Robert Silverberg and published in 1971. ... Dying Inside is a 1972 soft science fiction novel by Robert Silverberg. ...


In 1969 his “Nightwings” was awarded the Hugo as best novella. He won a Nebula award in 1970, for the short story “Passengers,” and two the following year (for his novel A Time of Changes and the short story “Good News from the Vatican”). He won yet another, in 1975, for his novella “Born with the Dead.” In 1986 he received a Nebula for his novella "Sailing to Byzantium," in 1990 a Hugo for the novelet "Enter a Soldier", and in 2004 he was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. In 1970, he was the Guest of Honor at the World Science Fiction Convention. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... A novella is a narrative work of prose fiction somewhat longer than a short story but shorter than a novel; a common length is around 50 pages. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... A Time of Changes is a 1971 science fiction novel by Robert Silverberg. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Worldcon, a. ...


Silverberg was tired after years of high production; he also suffered stresses from a thyroid malfunction and a major house fire. He moved from his native New York to the West Coast in 1972, and he announced his retirement from writing in 1975. In 1980 he returned, however, with Lord Valentine's Castle, a panoramic adventure set on an alien planet, which has become the basis of the Majipoor series, and he has kept writing ever since. Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... In general, the term West Coast is a nickname for the coastal states of the Western United States, comprising California, Oregon and Washington, and sometimes Alaska and Hawaii (see Pacific States). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The Majipoor series is a series of novels and stories by Robert Silverberg, set on the planet Majipoor. ... The Majipoor series is a series of novels and stories by Robert Silverberg, set on the planet Majipoor. ...


Silverberg has been married twice. He married his first wife, Barbara Brown, in 1956. The couple separated in 1976 and divorced in 1986. Silverberg married Karen Haber in 1987; Haber is also a science fiction author. The couple resides in Montclair, a small, wealthy enclave in the middle of Oakland, California. Montclair is the name of several places in the United States of America: Montclair, California Montclair, New Jersey Montclair, Virginia With a different spelling: Mont Clare, Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Oakland is the name of several places in the United States of America: Oakland, Alabama Oakland, California (The best-known city with this name) Oakland, Florida Oakland, Maine Oakland, Maryland Oakland, Michigan Oakland, Missouri Oakland, Nebraska Oakland, New Jersey Oakland, Oklahoma Oakland, Oregon Oakland, Pennsylvania Oakland, Rhode Island Oakland, Tennessee... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 410,000 km² 402. ...

Contents


Selected bibliography

Novels

Invaders from Earth (1958).
Invaders from Earth (1958).

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Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (800x1217, 516 KB) Summary Robert Silverberg Licensing This image is of a book cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned either by the artist who drew the cover or the publisher of the book. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Silverberg (born January 15, 1935 in Brooklyn, NY) is a prolific author best known for writing science fiction, a multiple winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The Man in the Maze is a novel written by Robert Silverberg, published in 1968. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... Downward to the Earth is a science fiction novel by Robert Silverberg. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Up the Line (1969) is a time travel novella by American science fiction author Robert Silverberg. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Hawksbill Station is a science fiction novelette by Robert Silverberg. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Tower of Glass is a science-fiction novel by Robert Silverberg, published in 1970. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... The World Inside is a science fiction novel, written by Robert Silverberg and published in 1971. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... A Time of Changes is a 1971 science fiction novel by Robert Silverberg. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... The Book of Skulls is a fantasy novel by Robert Silverberg, which was first published in 1972. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... Dying Inside is a 1972 soft science fiction novel by Robert Silverberg. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... The Majipoor series is a series of novels and stories by Robert Silverberg, set on the planet Majipoor. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Majipoor series is a series of novels and stories by Robert Silverberg, set on the planet Majipoor. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Majipoor series is a series of novels and stories by Robert Silverberg, set on the planet Majipoor. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gilgamesh the King is a 1984 novel by Robert Silverberg presenting as a novel the Epic of Gilgamesh. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Nightfall (1990), a novel which Robert Silverberg produced by expanding and updating Asimovs original story Nightfall is an influential science fiction short story by author Isaac Asimov. ... This article is about the year. ... Isaac Asimov, photographed by Jay Kay Klein Dr. Isaac Asimov (c. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Face of the Waters is a science fiction novel by Robert Silverberg, first published in 1991. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ugly Little Boy is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Isaac Asimov, photographed by Jay Kay Klein Dr. Isaac Asimov (c. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The Bicentennial Man is a novella by Isaac Asimov. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Isaac Asimov, photographed by Jay Kay Klein Dr. Isaac Asimov (c. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Roma Eterna is a 2003 novel by Robert Silverberg which presents an alternate history in which the Roman Empire survives to the present day. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Short stories collections

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Non-fiction

  • Lost Cities and Vanished Civilizations (1962)
  • Light for the World: Edison and the Power of Electricity (1967)
  • Men Against Time: Salvage Archaeology in the United States (1967)
  • The Morning of Mankind: Prehistoric Man in Europe (1967)
  • The Search for Eldorado (1967, as Walker Chapman)
  • Sophisticated Sex Techniques in Marriage (1967, as L.T. Woodward)
  • The World of the Rain Forests (1967)
  • Four Men Who Changed the Universe (1968)
  • Ghost Towns of the American West (1968)
  • Mound Builders of Ancient America: The Archaeology of a Myth (1968)
  • Sam Houston (1968, as Paul Hollander)
  • The South Pole: A Book to Begin On (1968, as Lee Sebastian)
  • The Stolen Election: Tilden vs. Hayes, 1876 (as Lloyd Robinson)
  • Stormy Voyager (1968)
  • Mound-Builders of Ancient America (1968)
  • The Challenge of Climate: Man and His Environment (1969)
  • Clocks for the Ages: How Scientists Date the Past (1971)
  • Into Space: A Young Person's Guide to Space Exploration (1971)
  • To the Western Shore: Growth of the United States (1971)
  • John Muir, Prophet Among the Glaciers (1972)
  • The Realm of Prester John (1972)
  • The World Within the Ocean Wave (1972)
  • The World Within the Tide Pool (1972)
  • Fifteen Nights of Love (1973, non-fiction)
  • Drug Themes in Science Fiction (1974)
  • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One, 1929–1964
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Robert Silverberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (809 words)
Robert Silverberg (January 15, 1935, Brooklyn, New York) is a prolific American author best known for writing science fiction, a multiple winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards.
Thus inspired, Silverberg returned to writing, paying far more attention to depth of character and social background than he had in the past and mixing in elements of the modernist literature he had studied at Columbia.
Silverberg was tired after years of high production; he also suffered stresses from a thyroid malfunction and a major house fire.
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