Robert Silverberg

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.


Marcus joined Gollancz as an Editor at the beginning of 2011, and is greatly enjoying the chance to work on the kind of books he’s always read. His shelves at home are groaning. Previously, he spent ten years as a bookseller for Blackwell’s, ending up as Sales Manager for their flagship London shop on Charing Cross Road. He lives with his partner, a historian and novelist, and their very small child, who is going to know more about SFF then anyone else at nursery. This may not be a good thing.
  • A few years ago, when I decided to dip my toes into fantasy, my husband recommended Lord Valentine’s Castle. I think I had read a few Silverberg SF books, but none of his fantasy. I’m about halfway through Valentine, when the other half tentatively asks “Are you liking it OK?” and I replied “If we have a son, we’re naming him Valentine. Also, I want to learn out to juggle”.

    Been a fan of these books and addicted to Silverberg ever since.

    • Simon

      Niiiice 🙂

  • K

    Wonderful! When I discovered Lord Valentine’s Castle in the local public library 6-7 years ago, I chose it as it seemed less “Sci-Fi” than his other books. It was a perfect intro for a stubbornly Fantasy-only person (me, at that time) into the realm of Science Fiction. Silverberg is one of my top favourites and I have read countless books by him since. And I seem to have left the majority of the Fantasy genre behind me with this discovery.. 🙂