LETTERS FROM ATLANTIS FROM ROBERT SILVERBERG THREE-TIME WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD AND FIVE-TIME WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD It was a legendary island, a fantastic island. Atlantis, or as its prince called it, Athilan. Roy had traveled through time with his partner, Lora, to find it—and now he was tantalizingly close to its shore. Time travel allowed Roy’s consciousness to enter the mind of the heir to Atlantis’s throne, and what he found disturbed him. Strange dreams. How could such an advanced city exist at this time? The rest of the world was, as Lora witnessed in her travels, a dark, barbaric land still thawing from the ice age. Roy had been prepared for the odd isolation of time travel, but nothing had prepared him for his final arrival on Atlantis—a shimmering city far beyond his imagination! Roy knew this island’s fate. According to legend, it would vanish into the sea. Roy also knew he had a limited amount of time to decipher the strange message in the Prince’s mind—visions of cataclysmic events, mysterious rites to a faraway star. If Roy was in an Atlantis unlike anything the researchers had predicted, then what were its secrets? And when would it be destroyed? ~~~~~~~
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Letters from Atlantis based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
The inhabitants of Atlantis are humanoid aliens who end up as the gypsies. This didn't grab me, perhaps because it was written for a juvenile audience.
I picked this up because I recently became aware of Graham Hancock's work, reigniting my interest in the legendary Atlantis. Even though Graham drinks Ayahuasca in search of reality (join the club of the postmodern New Age of the West), truly I think he is worth looking into. Here too, within Silverberg's novella, entheogens play a part in reality revelation through the visionary world¿what creative triteness (even in 1990)! Robert Silverberg really doesn't offer anything new here in the way of Atlantean Mythos either. The idea that an alien race came to Earth and brought the gift of technology and civilization is as commonplace as the belief of aliens at Area 51. I was a bit turned off by the simplistic letter writing of Roy Colton. Not only that, but the fact that he dared to write letters to that damn Lora, jeopardizing not only their futures, but the future of the world as they knew it, is infuriatingly annoying! I cannot believe that the scientists of his Home Era would send such a fool on such an important errand. Gads! The man is an idiot! He justifies himself by saying that revealing himself to his host, Prince Ram, was the "only honorable choice"¿never mind completely rewriting the history of the world. Thankfully, Prince Ram was truly honorable, or we might not have pizza to get back to.At 136 pages, that's really all I can garner to say here. I didn't hate it while I was reading it, though looking back, I seem bitter at what was NOT, but should have been, an intriguing adventure into Atlantis.
I read this book in 5 days! I just couldn't stop! It's one of the best books I've read. I would totally recommend it to any Sci-Fi, Mystery, Time-Travel, or just plain book lover! :-)