Alien Archives: Eighteen Stories of Extraterrestrial Encounters

Alien Archives: Eighteen Stories of Extraterrestrial Encounters

by Robert Silverberg


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Every day we are discovering new worlds in far-reaching galaxies which may or may not sustain life as we know it. In Alien Archives: Eighteen Stories of Extraterrestrial Encounters, sci-fi Grand Master Robert Silverberg collects his finest short stories and novellas about one of the genre’s most enduring themes. Spanning fifty years of writing from the Science Fiction Grand Master, this collection of alien encounters features new introductions to all fifteen stories, including the Hugo Award-nominated “Schwartz Between the Galaxies” and HBO adapted “Amanda and the Alien.” In these pages lie tales of a young man venturing into the occupied territory of an alien conquered United States to rescue his brother, three visitors from a very strange alien world arriving on Earth and meeting a tragic fate, and a dangerous life-form from a far-off world finding that suburban California holds some beings that are even more dangerous than it is. With Alien Archives, Silverberg puts us in contact with extraterrestrial beings of all shapes, sizes, and personalities—some fearsome, some outlandish, and some just plain fun. The Associated Press says, "Done Silverberg's way, science fiction is a fine art." With sheer force of imagination and incredible storytelling skills, Alien Archives confirms that Silverberg's classic work continues to resonate for readers today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941110805
Publisher: Three Rooms Press
Publication date: 10/29/2019
Pages: 404
Sales rank: 1,128,902
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

ROBERT SILVERBERG is a giant in the sci-fi genre, with four Hugo Awards and six Nebula Awards to his name. He was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 1999 and named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Guild in 2005. At present, there is a resurgence of interest in Silverberg’s short fiction. His short story “Needle in a Timestack” (included in Time and Time Again) is being adapted for the screen by Oscar-winning writer John Ridley (12 Years a Slave).

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Plurality of Worlds

The Silent Colony

En Route to Earth

The Way to Spook City

Amanda and the Alien

One-Way Journey

Gorgon Planet

The Shadow of Wings



Bride 91

Something Wild Is Loose

Schwartz Between the Galaxies

Diana of the Hundred Breasts

Sunrise on Mercury


The Soul-Painter and the Shapeshifter

To the Dark Star

Beauty in the Night

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