Robert Silverberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1935, and is one of the most prolific authors of all time, writing not just SF & Fantasy, but extensive non-fiction and a large number of pseudonymously published erotica novels. In his first years as a professional writer, his output regularly exceeded a million words per year.
He has won and been nominated for the Hugo and Nebula awards dozens of times as both writer and editor, and in 2004 received the SFWA Grand Master Award. Among his many acclaimed and bestselling novels are A Time of Changes, The Book of Skulls, Dying Inside and Lord Valentine’s Castle.
Robert Silverberg lives on the West Coast of the United States with his wife, author, editor and art critic, Karen Haber.
We’ve looked at the BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke Awards for best novel and now, with the Nebula Weekend fast approaching (May 15-18), we thought we’d look at the best novel prize awarded each year by The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).
As with the previous two awards, our showing in the Nebulas is very good. Approximately 50% of the winners were published by Gollancz and/or … More
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This week Simon Spanton looks back at the masterpiece that is Mythago Wood.
Rob Holdstock died on this day in 2009. It was, of course, far too soon and a massive loss to his family and friends. But we also lost one of this country’s finest fantasists. Our Friday Reads blog today really couldn’t be for any book other than Rob’s masterpiece, Mythago Wood.
I read this book for the first time in about 1986. Perhaps 1987. I came … More
Tags: Eleanor & Park, Golden Boy, Mark Stay, Mythago Wood, Our Robot Overlords, Robert Holdstock, Robert Silverberg, Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynmen
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There are a lot of fantastic books available on the SF Gateway (and a lot more to come), but if I’m honest, when I heard about the project, the book that made me most excited – even though I own it in paperback – was Lord Valentine’s Castle by Robert Silverberg.
My copy is in a box somewhere, victim of my recent house-move – along with most of … More
Tags: Majipoor Series, Robert Silverberg, SF Gateway, Tales of Majipoor
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