Nightwings

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Introducing the first installment of IDW's new Essential Science Fiction Library, a series of titles handpicked by Sci-Fi legend Harlan Ellison.
In the Hugo Award-winning Nightwings, as the Watcher is led from his vigil by Avluela the Flier, the invaders come and conquer. Now, headed for the Holy City - home of the Rememberers, keepers of the past - the Watcher hopes to recapture his youth and find the beautiful woman he loves. But Avluela holds more than love for the Watcher -...
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Overview

Introducing the first installment of IDW's new Essential Science Fiction Library, a series of titles handpicked by Sci-Fi legend Harlan Ellison.
In the Hugo Award-winning Nightwings, as the Watcher is led from his vigil by Avluela the Flier, the invaders come and conquer. Now, headed for the Holy City - home of the Rememberers, keepers of the past - the Watcher hopes to recapture his youth and find the beautiful woman he loves. But Avluela holds more than love for the Watcher - and mankind. She knows of the riddle to free all men.
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More than 30 years after it was originally published, Robert Silverberg's Hugo Award-winning novella Nightwings is being reissued by Pocket Books. The new edition, which has been rewritten and reedited by Silverberg, features an introduction by the author himself as he candidly talks about the story's origins, the political climate of America in 1968, and his volatile relationship with Frederik Pohl, then the editor of Galaxy magazine.

The Watcher has spent his entire life scanning the depths of space for alien invaders. As he travels to Roum with the beautiful Flier Avluela and Gormon the Changeling, the invaders finally arrive, and his world is turned upside down. As the conquerors take control of Earth, the Watcher, now jobless, becomes a student, then a pilgrim, as he begins a long journey to find Avluela -- and himself.

This reissue is not only a tribute to one of the most creative and prolific science fiction writers of all time but also offers fascinating insight into the man behind the legend. (Paul Goat Allen)

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Here are some sf goodies for fans of the genre. The Wanderer (1964) is a massive space craft that comes into Earth's orbit. Larger than the moon, the ship causes violent changes in tides and weather that threaten the planet. Wealthy Simeon Krug, protagonist of Silverberg's 1970 Tower of Glass, has an army of androids building an edifice in the Arctic to answer signals coming from deep space. The synthetics worship Krug, whom they believe can make them human, and take their revenge when he is found to be mortal. Nightwings features alien invaders challenging Earth. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Nightwings is Robert Silverberg at the top of his form, and when Silverberg is at the top of his form, no one is better. A haunting, evocative look at a crumbling Earth of the far future and a human race struggling to survive amidst the ruins, full of memorable characters and images that will long linger in your memory.” —George R. R. Martin

“Robert Silverberg is our best . . . Time and time again he has expanded the parameters of science fiction.” —The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Nightwings is Robert Silverberg at the top of his form, and when Silverberg is at the top of his form, no one is better. A haunting, evocative look at a crumbling Earth of the far future and a human race struggling to survive amidst the ruins, full of memorable characters and images that will long linger in your memory.” —George R. R. Martin

“Robert Silverberg is our best . . . Time and time again he has expanded the parameters of science fiction.” —The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600102004
  • Publisher: Idea & Design Works, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/15/2008
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,471,233
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Silverberg’s first published story appeared in 1954 when he was a sophomore at Columbia University. Since then, he has won the prestigious Nebula Award an astonishing five times and the Hugo on four occasions; he has been nominated for both awards more times than any other writer. In 1999 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and in 2004 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America gave him their Grand Master Award for career achievement. He remains one of the most imaginative and versatile writers in science fiction.

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