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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)