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Star of Gypsies has been described as one of Robert Silverberg's best -- and most underrated -- novels. Now, thanks to Pyr, the previously hard-to-find 1986 classic about a wayward king returning to lead his people back to their ancestral home planet is finally available again.
Yakoub Nirano has been a slave, a thief, an explorer, a lover and, most recently, king of the Gypsies. An ageless rogue who has traveled throughout the universe and seen wonders and horrors beyond compare, Yakoub has spent the last five years in self-imposed exile. But now, with chaos spreading throughout the civilized worlds, he is forced to return to unite his people -- and to fulfill his destiny of leading the Gypsies back to their legendary home world of Romany Star.
In the realm of science fiction, Silverberg has done it all. A multiple Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author and editor of more than 100 novels and innumerable short works, the prolific wordsmith has -- amazingly -- won major awards in six consecutive decades. Star of Gypsies finds one of the kings of the genre in top form; as ambitious as it is audacious, this unearthed Silverberg classic is a visionary tour de force worth its weight in gold. Paul Goat Allen