Letters from Atlantis

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New technology allowed Roy's consciousness to enter the mind of the heir to Atlantis' throne to observe history from the perspective of one of its people, and what Roy found disturbed him. Strange dreams. Impossibly futuristic inventions and machines. In the midst of a dark, barbaric world still thawing from the ice age, how could such an advanced city exist? Roy knew this island's fate. According to legend, it would vanish into the sea, and he had little time to decipher the message in the Prince's mind—visions ...

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Overview

New technology allowed Roy's consciousness to enter the mind of the heir to Atlantis' throne to observe history from the perspective of one of its people, and what Roy found disturbed him. Strange dreams. Impossibly futuristic inventions and machines. In the midst of a dark, barbaric world still thawing from the ice age, how could such an advanced city exist? Roy knew this island's fate. According to legend, it would vanish into the sea, and he had little time to decipher the message in the Prince's mind—visions of cataclysmic events, mysterious rites to a faraway star.

While his body remains in deep sleep, Roy transfers his mind into the mind of a royal prince living in Atlantis 180 centuries ago.

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Gr 9 Up-- In the future, scientists have developed a type of time travel in which the traveler's consciousness is transferred into the mind of someone actually living in the past--a useful way to observe history first hand. Roy has been sent into the mind of the Prince of Atlantis; Lora has been sent into the mind of a provincial governor existing at the same time. The title refers to Ray's letters to Lora, written after putting the Prince's mind to sleep and using his body. When Roy begins to feel lonely and depressed, he grows careless, and the Prince soon becomes aware of Roy's presence in his mind. Roy, revealing himself fully, breaks all rules of nonintervention and possibly sullies history. The premise is intriguing, and Silverberg's portrayal of Roy is convincing, especially his isolation and need for contact with another human. But Silverberg's vision of Atlantis is nothing new. He falls back on of-aliens-from-another-planet'' cliche. He introduces, and then uses this excuse to explain away, without really exploring, topics such as why Atlantis was so technologically advanced, why racial hatred existed between the Atlantans and native earthlings, and why the earthlings kept no remembrance of Atlantis after its destruction. The triteness of these revelations betrays the freshness of the set-up. Readers will be ultimately disappointed because this could have been so much better than it is. --Susan M. Harding, Mesquite Public Library, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441750921
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2013
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Silverberg began to write while studying for his B.A. at Columbia University. In 1956 he won a Hugo Award as "Most Promising New Author." He contributed to magazines such as Science Fiction Adventures and Super-Science Fiction, using many different names. His psychologically intense novellas, A Time of Changes and Sailing to Byzantium, are both Nebula Award winners. He remains one of the most imaginative and versatile writers in science fiction.

Tom Parker (a.k.a. Grover Gardner) is an award-winning narrator with over 650 titles to his credit. Named one of the "Best Voices of the Century" and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he won the prestigious Audie® Award in 2009, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than twenty Earphones Awards.

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    A Book I Couldn't Put Down

    I read this book in 5 days! I just couldn't stop! It's one of the best books I've read. I would totally recommend it to any Sci-Fi, Mystery, Time-Travel, or just plain book lover! :-)

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