The Mutant Season in Androids, Time Machines and Blue Giraffes , anth , ed Robert Elwood and Vic Ghidalia ; exp , developed from one of his short stories by his second wife from Karen Haber , was published as a collaboration. Later volumes in what became the Fire in Winter sequence were by Haber alone. The most notable full-length fictions from Silverberg's early period are Master of Life and Death dos , a novel dealing with institutionalized measures to combat Overpopulation , Invaders from Earth dos , a drama of political corruption involved with the Colonization of Ganymede, and Recalled to Life June-August Infinity ; ; rev , which investigates the social response to a method of reviving the newly dead.
In any case, as the magazine market began to shrink, in Silverberg virtually abandoned sf for some years.
The majority of the sf books he published were rewritten from work originally done in , though the World's Fair sequence comprising Regan's Planet and World's Fair, was original work; the eponymous exposition planned in the first volume and explored in the second is interestingly located on a vast Space Station. Despite the occasional exceptions, however, Silverberg virtually abandoned sf for some years after as the magazine market began to shrink in His output had been prodigious to this point, but somewhat mechanical, except for a handful of nonfiction books — notably The Golden Dream and Mound-Builders of Ancient America — which were painstakingly researched and carefully written.
He would never write fiction again at this rate. A new phase of Silverberg's career, in which for the first time he brought the full range of his skills and intellect to bear on sf, began around and ended in the mids. Along with the sixty or so stories written during this period, the twenty-three novels published in these years comprise with a few routine exceptions the creative and career summa of perhaps the most concentratedly intelligent and controlled writer the field had yet seen.
There is no easy default Silverberg story from this period to point to as exemplary, as his story-types are so various and superficially dissimilar: perhaps the closest it is possible to come is to suggest that that default story — "Schwartz Between the Galaxies" in Stellar 1 , anth , ed Judy-Lynn del Rey is representative — depicts a man of flattened affect and solitary soul who is enmeshed in a world of great present complexity but whose sense of that world is fatally retrospective, vitiating his sense of Identity.
With only occasional exceptions, whatever happens in a tale or novel of Silverberg's great years happens too late see Entropy. Titles of significance from the late s include Thorns , a stylized novel of alienation and psychic Vampirism , and Hawksbill Station August Galaxy ; exp ; vt The Anvil of Time , in which political exiles are sent back in time to a Cambrian Prison camp see Crime and Punishment.
This full-length version differs significantly from the original novelette, Hawksbill Station August Galaxy ; chap dos ; both appear together, with auctorial notes, as Hawksbill Times Two coll The Masks of Time ; vt Vornan describes a visit by an enigmatic time traveller see Time Travel to the world of The Man in the Maze April-May If ; is a dramatization of the problems of alienation, based on the Greek myth of Philoctetes, the hero who is needed for his skill with the bow, but whose festering wound makes him repulsive; both wound and bow are here represented by an involuntary Telepathic broadcast which, though repellent, offers the key to a First Contact problem.
Nightwings September Galaxy ; fixup is a lyrical account of the conquest of a senescent Earth by Aliens , which culminates with the rebirth of its hero; it should not be confused with the Hugo-winning novella which contributed to the fixup, Nightwings September Galaxy ; chap dos. With Hawksbill Station cited above and Project Pendulum , this tale was assembled as Times Three omni , with a new introduction by the author.
Downward to the Earth November March Galaxy ; is a story of repentance and rebirth, with calculated echoes of Joseph Conrad 's Heart of Darkness February-April Blackwood's Magazine ; in Youth , coll ; and strong religious imagery see Religion — Silverberg homaged Conrad again in the much later The Secret Sharer September Asimov's ; Cold, barren, with bars and a flat stone shelf that pretended at being a bed.
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A bare toilet that needed cleaning, and the sharp smell of it was starting to squirm against his skin. If I had something to read. The thought crept in without warning, and he felt it like a personal loss. Not having a book at hand was a worse punishment than most. He was trying not to think about his death, and he was too afraid to think about the fate of Morgan or Scholar Wolfe or anything else. Jess settled on the stone ledge, closed his eyes, and tried to clearly imagine the first page of one of his favorite books.
Nothing came at his command. Better if he imagined writing a letter. Dear Morgan, he thought.
I love you. That was selfish.
She should hate him. What gave him the right to even think it? That was the sound of a key turning in a heavy lock. Jess stood, the chill on his back left by the ledge still lingering like a ghost, and then he came to the bars as the door at the end of the hall opened. He could see the hinges move and the iron door swinging in. He listened to the decisive thud of footsteps against the floor, growing louder, and then three High Garda soldiers in black with golden emblems were in front of his cell.
They stopped and faced him. He followed the instructions. He could. He could sweep the legs out from under the first, use that off-balance body to knock back the other two, pull a sidearm free from one of them, shoot at least one, maybe two of them. Not like Liam. Not on the same day.
And suddenly, he remembered. The London sky, iron gray. Liam had stumbled on the last one, and a guard had steadied him. Jess had looked, too. Callum Brightwell had stared back without a flicker of change in his expression, as if his eldest son was a stranger.
And put a hood over his head. A voice in the here and now snapped him out of the memory. Hands behind your back. Jess slowly moved to comply, trying to assess where the other man was. The guard had a familiar accent—raised near Manchester, most likely.
His time in Alexandria had covered his English roots a bit, but it was odd, Jess thought, that he might be killed by one of his countrymen, so far from home. Killed by the English, just like Liam. Once a set of Library restraints settled around his wrists and tightened, he felt strangely less shaken. Opportunity was gone now.
All his choices had been narrowed to one course. All he had to do now was play it out. Jess turned to look at the High Garda soldier. A man with roots from another garden, maybe one closer to Alexandria; the man had a darker complexion, dark eyes, a neat beard, and a compassionate but firm expression on his face. Jess nodded. He closed his eyes for a second and then opened them. Liam had faltered on the stairs.
Had trembled. But at the end his elder brother had stood firm in his bonds and hood and waited for death without showing any fear. He could do the same. Jayne has written contemporary romantic suspense novels under that name, as well as historical and futuristic romance novels under the pseudonyms Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle, respectively. Now, let me tell you a little bit about the book we're spotlighting today The female detective has been around for quite a while — think Agatha Christie — but it seems to me that we are watching the rise of a new genre: the lady sleuths of historical mystery and suspense.
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