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Reflections & Refractions
     

Reflections & Refractions

by Robert Silverberg
 

CHRONICLING the events and key ideas from the second half of the 20th century in both the world of science fiction and the world at large, this collection of insights and musings from a Grand Master of the genre offers a unique perspective with the edge of honed artist. Robert Silverberg offers up essays on unique scientific ideas as well as on

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CHRONICLING the events and key ideas from the second half of the 20th century in both the world of science fiction and the world at large, this collection of insights and musings from a Grand Master of the genre offers a unique perspective with the edge of honed artist. Robert Silverberg offers up essays on unique scientific ideas as well as on real characters and society that contemplates the end-of-world empires, resonating with contemporary news and headlines but also taking into account the role of the writer who seeks inspiration in true events. The author also takes stock of his contemporaries, providing an inside look at the lives of other greats such as Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Phillip K. Dick, Harlan Ellison, James Tiptree Jr., and Jack Vance. This edition includes an expanded section on writing science fiction, creating an invaluable resource for new writers venturing into a field where Silverberg has made a significant impact.

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From the Publisher
"Silverberg's collection easily bears comparison to any of the late Isaac Asimov's, and no one can say better of it than that."  —Booklist

"Silverberg is unique in his combination of unerring characterizations, elegant dovetailing of structural elements, wildness and freedom of imagination."  —Peter Straub, award-winning author, A Dark Matter

"There is a strong case to be made that SFWA Grand Master Robert Silverberg is the living, beating heart at the center of science fiction."  —www.Scifiwire.com

"Where Silverberg goes today, science fiction will follow tomorrow."  —Isaac Asimov, award-winning author, Foundation series

"They're well written, often provocative and should find a broad and receptive audience."  —Publisher's Weekly

"Sophisticated, well-expressed, and often controversial."  —Scientific American

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933065519
Publisher:
NonStop Press
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Edition description:
Revised and expanded edition
Pages:
458
Sales rank:
1,101,598
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.02(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Silverberg is a veteran science fiction writer who has won multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards. With a career spanning more than 50 years, he has been included in numerous anthologies and authored many novels, among which are A Time of Changes, Gilgamesh in the Outback, Lord of Darkness, and the Majipoor series, as well as novellas that include Nightwings and Born with the Dead. He has been named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America organization. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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