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Robert Silverberg


USA flag (b.1935)
Husband of Karen Haber

aka Loren Beauchamp, Don Elliott external link, Ivar Jorgenson, Calvin M Knox, David Osborne, Robert Randall

Robert Silverberg was born in New York City on 15 January 1935 to Michael and Helen Silverberg, an only child. He tends to keep his personal life to himself, but he has made allusions to being a lonely and bitter child who found a sort of release in science fiction and fantasy.

In 1949 he started a science fiction fanzine called Spaceship and made his first professional sale to Science Fiction Adventures, a non-fiction piece called Fanmag, in the December 1953 issue. His first professional fiction publication was Gorgon Planet in the February 1954 issue of the British magazine Nebula Science Fiction. His first novel, Revolt on Alpha C, was published in 1955.

In 1956 he graduated from Columbia University, having majored in Comparative Literature, and married Barbara Brown, an electronics engineer specializing in radar and optics (according to a dust-jacket bio). His literary background would surface eventually in his writing, but for a time, he seems to have kept the straight separate from the science fiction he wrote, as it was pure adventure stuff with little that would indicate interests beyond the typical science fiction of the day.
 

Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery, Horror
 
Series
Regan
   1. Regan's Planet (1964)
   2. World's Fair 1992 (1970)
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New Springtime
   1. At Winter's End (1988)
   2. The Queen of Springtime (1989)

     aka The New Springtime

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Prestimion Trilogy
   1. Sorcerers of Majipoor (1997)
   2. Lord Prestimion (1999)
   3. The King of Dreams (2001)
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Collected Stories of Robert Silverberg (Subterranean Press)
   1. To Be Continued (2006)
   2. To the Dark Star (2007)
   3. Something Wild Is Loose (2008)
   4. Trips (2009)
   5. The Palace At Midnight (2010)
   6. Multiples (2011)
   7. We Are for the Dark (2012)
   8. Hot Times in Magma City (2013)
   9. The Millennium Express (2014)
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Novels
   Revolt on Alpha C (1955)
   The 13th Immortal (1956)
   Master of Life and Death (1957)
   Aliens From Space (1958) (as by David Osborne)
   Collision Course (1958)
   Invaders from Earth (1958)
   Invisible Barriers (1958) (as by David Osborne)
   Lest We Forget Thee, Earth (1958) (as by Calvin M Knox)
   The Silent Invaders (1958)
   Starhaven (1958) (as by Ivar Jorgenson)
   Stepsons of Terra (1958)
   The Planet Killers (1959)
   The Plot Against Earth (1959) (as by Calvin M Knox)
   Starman's Quest (1959)
   Lost Race of Mars (1960)
   Planet of Death (1960)
   Recalled to Life (1962)
   The Seed of Earth (1962)
   One of Our Asteroids is Missing (1964) (as by Calvin M Knox)
   Time of the Great Freeze (1964)
   Conquerors from the Darkness (1965)
   We, the Marauders (1965)
   The Gate of Worlds (1967)
   Thorns (1967)
   Those Who Watch (1967)
   The Time Hoppers (1967)
   To Open the Sky (1967)
   Hawksbill Station (1968)
     aka The Anvil of Time
   The Masks of Time (1968)
     aka Vornan-19
   Across a Billion Years (1969)
   The Man in the Maze (1969)
   Nightwings (1969)
   Three Survived (1969)
   To Live Again (1969)
   Up the Line (1969)
   Downward to the Earth (1970)
   Tower of Glass (1970)
   The World Inside (1971)
   A Time of Changes (1971)
   Son of Man (1971)
   The Second Trip (1972)
   The Book of Skulls (1972)
   Dying Inside (1972)
   The Stochastic Man (1975)
   Shadrach in the Furnace (1976)
   The Desert of Stolen Dreams (1981)
   Lord of Darkness (1983)
   Gilgamesh the King (1984)
   Tom O'Bedlam (1985)
   Sailing to Byzantium (1985)
   Star of Gypsies (1986)
   Project Pendulum (1987)
   The Secret Sharer (1988)
   To the Land of the Living (1989)
   Nightfall (1990) (with Isaac Asimov)
   In Another Country (1990)
   The Face of the Waters (1991)
   Child of Time (1991) (with Isaac Asimov)
   The Ugly Little Boy (1992) (with Isaac Asimov)
   Kingdoms of the Wall (1992)
   Thebes of the Hundred Gates (1992)
   The Positronic Man (1992) (with Isaac Asimov)
   Hot Sky at Midnight (1993)
   The Realm of Prester John (1996)
   Starborne (1996)
   The Alien Years (1998)
   Shadow on the Stars (2000)
   Cronos (2001)
   The Longest Way Home (2002)
   Roma Eterna (2003)
   Blood on the Mink (2012)
   Beyond the Doors of Death (2013) (with Damien Broderick)
   Killer (2022)
   The Hot Beat (2022)
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Collections
   Next Stop the Stars (1962)
   Godling, Go Home (1964)
   To Worlds Beyond (1965)
   Needle in a Timestack (1966)
   The Calibrated Alligator (1969)
   Dimension Thirteen (1969)
   The Cube Root of Uncertainty (1970)
   Parsecs and Parables (1970)
   Moonferns and Starsongs (1971)
   The Day the Sun Stood Still (1972) (with Poul Anderson and Gordon R Dickson)
   The Reality Trip (1972)
   Valley Beyond Time (1972)
   Earth's Other Shadow (1973)
   Unfamiliar Territory (1973)
   Born with the Dead (1974)
   Sundance (1974)
   Sunrise on Mercury (1975)
   The Feast of St. Dionysus (1975)
   The Best of Robert Silverberg (1976)
   The Shores of Tomorrow (1976)
   Capricorn Games (1976)
   Songs of Summer (1979)
   World of a Thousand Colors (1982)
   Space Odyssey (1983) (with Arthur C Clarke and Kurt Vonnegut Jr)
   The Conglomeroid Cocktail Party (1984)
   The Avram Davidson Treasury (1990) (with Avram Davidson and Grania Davis)
   Beyond the Gate of Worlds (1991) (with John Brunner and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro)
   In Another Country and Other Short Novels (2002)
   Hawksbill Times Two (2002)
   Phases of The Moon (2004)
   In the Beginning (2006)
   A Little Intelligence (2009) (with Randall Garrett)
   Classic Science Fiction (2010)
   Regan's Planet / Someone to Watch Over Me (2010) (with Floyd C Gold and H L Gold)
     aka Musings and Meditations: Essays and Thoughts
   Enter A Future (2010) (with others)
   Dangerous Dimensions (2011)
   Hunt the Space-Witch! (2011)
   Science Fiction Gems, Volume Two (2011) (with others)
   Around the Continuum (2012)
   Beyond the Beyond (2012)
   Classic Martian Stories, Vol. 5 (2013) (with others)
   Cosmic Kill / Beyond the End of Space (2014) (with John W Campbell)
   The Golden Age of Science Fiction - Volume XV (2016) (with others)
   The Robert Silverberg Science Fiction MEGAPACK (2016)
   Early Days (2016)
   Traveler of Worlds (2016) (with Alvaro Zinos-Amaro)
   17 Short Stories - Early Stories 1957 - 1959 (2017)
   Robert Silverberg's Super-Science Fiction (2017)
   First Person Singularities (2017)
   Rough Trade (2017)
   Time and Time Again (2018)
   Alien Archives (2019)
   Master of Life and Death and five more Stories (2020)
   Voyagers (2021)
   Exotic Adventures of Robert Silverberg (2021)
   Woman's World and four more stories (2021)
   Among Strangers (2022)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Gorgon Planet (1954)
   The Inquisitor (1956)
   Lair of the Dragonbird (1956)
   Prime Commandment (1957)
   The Macauley Circuit (1957)
   The Ultimate Weapon (1957)
   The Iron Chancellor (1957)
   Birds of a Feather (1958)
   The Pain Peddlers (1963)
   To See the Invisible Man (1963)
   Passengers (1968)
   Ishmael in Love (1970)
   Caliban (1971)
   Good News from the Vatican (1971)
   In The Group (1973)
   Schwartz Between the Galaxies (1974)
   The Pope Of The Chimps (1982)
   Multiples (Short Story) (1983)
   Symbiont (1985)
   Gilgamesh in the Outback (1986)
   The Iron Star (1987)
   The Dead Man's Eyes (1988)
   House of Bones (1988)
   Enter a Soldier. Later: Another (1989)
     aka Enter A soldier, Later: Enter Another
   Absolutely Inflexible (1998)
   Hunter in the Forest (2001)
   Seventh Shrine (2006)
   The Judas Valley (2008) (with Gerald Vance (William P McGivern))
   The Last Song of Orpheus (2010)
   The Happy Unfortunate (2011)
   The Hunted Heroes (2011)
   Postmark Ganymede (2011)
   The Emperor and the Maula (2017)
   Hot Night, Alien in Tree (2023)
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Anthologies edited
   Earthmen and Strangers (1966)
   Dark Stars (1969)
   Robert Silverberg's Worlds of Wonder (1969)
   The Ends of Time (1970)
   Great Short Novels of Science Fiction (1970)
   Men and Machines (1970)
   The Mirror of Infinity (1970)
   Three for Tomorrow (1970)
   Voyagers in Time (1970)
   Worlds of Maybe (1970)
   Tomorrow's Worlds (1971)
   Mind to Mind (1971)
   The Science Fiction Bestiary (1971)
   Invaders from Space (1972)
   Beyond Control (1972)
   Three Trips in Time and Space (1973)
   Chains of the Sea (1973)
   Deep Space (1973)
   Other Dimensions (1973)
   Mutants! (1974)
   Threads of Time (1974)
   Infinite Jests (1974)
   Explorers of Space (1975)
   Strange Gifts (1975)
   Epoch (1975) (with Roger Elwood)
   The New Atlantis (1975)
   Aliens (1976)
   Trips in Time (1977)
   Earth is the Strangest Planet (1977)
   The Infinite Web (1977)
   The Crystal Ship (1977)
   Triax (1977)
   Lost Worlds, Unknown Horizons (1978)
   Dawn of Time (1979) (with Martin H Greenberg and Joseph Olander)
   Edge of Space (1979)
   Car Sinister (1979) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   The Androids Are Coming (1979)
   A Century of Science Fiction 1950-1959 (1981) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   The Science Fictional Dinosaur (1982) (with Martin H Greenberg and Charles G Waugh)
   The Wildside Press Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces (1983) (with Martin H Greenberg)
     aka The Arbor House Treasury of Science Fiction Masterpieces
   The Time Travelers (1985) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Great Tales of Science Fiction (1986) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   The Horror Hall of Fame (1987) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century (1987) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Worlds Imagined (1989) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   A Century of Fantasy 1980-1989 (1990) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Universe 1 (1990) (with Karen Haber)
   The Wildside Press Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels (1991) (with Martin H Greenberg)
     aka The Arbor House Treasury of Great Science Fiction Short Novels
   Universe 2 (1992) (with Karen Haber)
   Murasaki (1992) (with Poul Anderson and Martin H Greenberg)
   Robert Silverberg's Many Trapdoors (1992)
   Universe 3 (1994) (with Karen Haber)
   Far Horizons (1999)
   The Great Science Fiction 1964 (2001) (with Martin H Greenberg)
   Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (2004)
   Legends II: Shadows, Gods, and Demons (2004)
   Tales from Super-Science Fiction (2012)
   This Way to the End Times (2016)
   Robert Silverberg's Monster and Things (2023) (with Stephen Jones)
   Robots Through the Ages (2023) (with Bryan Thomas Schmidt)
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Anthology series
Alpha
   1. Alpha One (1970)
   2. Alpha 2 (1971)
   3. Alpha 3 (1972)
   4. Alpha 4 (1973)
   5. Alpha 5 (1974)
   6. Alpha 6 (1976)
   7. Alpha 7 (1977)
   8. Alpha 8 (1977)
   9. Alpha 9 (1978)
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New Dimensions
   1. New Dimensions 1 (1972)
   2. New Dimensions 2 (1972)
   3. New Dimensions 3 (1973)
   4. New Dimensions 4 (1974)
   5. New Dimensions 5 (1975)
   6. New Dimensions 6 (1976)
   7. New Dimensions 7 (1977)
   8. New Dimensions 8 (1978)
   The Best of New Dimensions (1979)
   9. New Dimensions 9 (1979)
   10. New Dimensions 10 (1980)
   11. New Dimensions 11 (1980) (with Marta Randall)
   12. New Dimensions 12 (1981) (with Marta Randall)
   13. New Dimensions 13 (1982) (with Marta Randall)
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Time Gate (with Bill Fawcett)
   1. Time Gate (1989)
   2. Dangerous Interfaces (1990)
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Legends
   1. Legends (1998)
   2. Legends 2 (1999)
   3. Legends 3 (2000)
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Robert Silverberg recommends
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The City and the Cygnets (2019)
Michael Bishop
"One of the great extrapolative achievements of science fiction."
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Operation Arcana (2015)
John Joseph Adams
"One of science-fiction's top Anthologists."
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Whalesong (2012)
Stoney Compton
"...a harsh and impressive portrait of telepathy and survival in the far north."

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Awards
1999 Locus Award for Best Collection : The Avram Davidson Treasury
1993 Locus Award for Best Collection : Secret Sharers
1990 Hugo Award for Best Novelette : Enter a Soldier. Later: Enter Another
1987 Hugo Award for Best Novella : Gilgamesh in the Outback
1985 Nebula Award for Best Novella : Sailing to Byzantium [short story]
1981 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel : Lord Valentine's Castle
1974 Nebula Award for Best Novella : Born with the Dead [short story]
1971 Nebula Award for Best Short Story : Good News from the Vatican
1971 Nebula Award for Best Novel : A Time of Changes
1969 Nebula Award for Best Short Story : Passengers
1969 Hugo Award for Best Novella : Nightwings [short story]

Award nominations
2015 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Millennium Express
2014 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Hot Times in Magma City
2013 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : We Are for the Dark
2010 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Trips
2005 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Phases of The Moon: Stories of Six Decades
2004 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Roma Eterna
2001 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Sailing to Byzantium
1999 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Alien Years
1990 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Queen of Springtime
1989 Nebula Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Enter a Soldier. Later: Enter Another
1989 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : At Winter's End
1988 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Secret Sharer [short story]
1987 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The Secret Sharer [short story]
1987 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Star of Gypsies
1987 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Beyond the Safe Zone
1986 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Gilgamesh in the Outback
1986 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Tom O'Bedlam
1986 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Sailing to Byzantium [short story]
1985 Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (nominee) : Gilgamesh the King
1985 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Conglomeroid Cocktail Party
1984 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Valentine Pontifex
1983 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Homefaring
1983 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Majipoor Chronicles
1982 Nebula Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : The Pope of the Chimps
1981 Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Our Lady of the Sauropods
1981 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Lord Valentine's Castle
1977 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Shadrach in the Furnace
1977 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Shadrach in the Furnace
1976 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Shadrach in the Furnace
1976 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Stochastic Man
1976 John W. Campbell Memorial Award (nominee) : The Stochastic Man
1976 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Stochastic Man
1975 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Stochastic Man
1975 Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Schwartz Between the Galaxies
1975 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Born with the Dead [short story]
1973 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Dying Inside
1973 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Book of Skulls
1973 Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : When We Went to See the End of the World
1973 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Dying Inside
1973 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Book of Skulls
1972 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Dying Inside
1972 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Book of Skulls
1972 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The World Inside
1972 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : A Time of Changes
1972 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Son of Man
1972 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : The Second Trip
1972 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : A Time of Changes
1971 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Tower of Glass
1971 Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (nominee) : Downward to the Earth
1971 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : The World Outside
1971 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Tower of Glass
1970 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Tower of Glass
1970 Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Passengers
1970 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : To Jorslem
1970 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Up the Line
1969 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : To Jorslem
1968 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Nightwings [short story]
1968 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : The Masks of Time
1968 Hugo Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Hawksbill Station [short story]
1968 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Thorns
1967 Nebula Award for Best Novella (nominee) : Hawksbill Station [short story]
1967 Nebula Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Thorns


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