First-Person Singularities: Stories

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Three Rooms Press
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5.4 X 1.2 X 8.2 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Robert Silverberg, , author, is one of science fiction's most beloved writers, and the author of such contemporary classics as Dying Inside, Downward to the Earth and Lord Valentine's Castle, as well as At Winter's End. He is a past president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the winner of five Nebula Awards and five Hugo Awards. In 2004 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America presented him with the Grand Master Award. Silverberg is one of twenty-nine writers to have received that distinction.


"Genre legend Silverberg's ambition, imagination, versatility, and skill are all in evidence in this superior collection of 18 thought-provoking first-person short stories, which were written over five decades. Time and again, Silverberg sets the bar high for himself and then clears it. . . . This fine retrospective collection is worth any SF reader's time." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"One of the finest writers science fiction has ever produced, Robert Silverberg's boundless imagination is on exquisite display in this career-spanning collection. I can say without hyperbole that this book contains some of the best works I have ever read." --John Joseph Adams, series editor, Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy

"Silverberg's science fiction stands head and shoulders above other works in the genre. The short stories in First-Person Singularities are inventive, sublime, and endlessly entertaining. . . . By any measure, First-Person Singularities is grade-A reading fodder." --Foreword Reviews (starred review)

"Encompassing the bulk of his career from the mid-1950s to the late 1990s, these tales reveal Silverberg experimenting with different writing styles and perspectives. Combine this with changes in American culture over that period and the result is a compelling volume that reflects the evolution of a writer, a country, and a genre. ... If you're a fan of sf stories, or if you're interested in introducing a friend to the genre, this title is an excellent choice." --Library Journal

"The perfect gift for the sci-fi reader." --Geeks of Doom

"A wonderfully written collection of many favorite stories that showcases Silverberg's enormous talent over five decades." --She Treads Softly

"First-Person Singularities belongs on the reading table of every science fiction fan. If you somehow never experienced Silverberg's work, or are only familiar with his novels, such as the Lord Valentine's Castle/Majipoor cycle, this is a perfect introduction to Silverberg's shorter fiction." --Bookgasm

"Robert Silverberg is not just a legend in science fiction circles, he is storytelling royalty at this point. He has been publishing sci-fi for over four decades. His name belongs in the upper echelons with Clarke, Asimov, Bradbury, Tiptree, and others." --San Francisco Book Review

"Es una lectura muy recomendable tanto para los conocedores de la obra de este autor como para aquellos que quieran empezar a descubrirla." --Cuentos para Algernon

"The sheer diversity of storylines is nothing short of extraordinary . . . A singularly unique collection." --Kirkus Reviews

"Each story is told from a unique point of view, including from a dolphin in love with a human being, a computer trying to convince the world of its sanity, and an alien in a New York City hotel in disguise. It offers a lot of fun ideas, and it's definitely a sci-fi book worth checking out." --NerdMuch?

"An intimate collection not only because first-person centers the reader in a character's head but because we see growth and mastery, pulp and art, enthusiasm and cynicism, all in their time, all showing us Robert Silverberg in his time." --from the Introduction by John Scalzi

"A fascinating book. . . I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Robert Silverberg, fantasy or science fiction. You will not be disappointed." --Casey's Book Reviews

"If you're a fan of Robert Silverberg's work, this is a must-buy. If you're a fan of science fiction, here are some great stories by one of SF's masters. John Scalzi provides an entertaining Introduction." --George Kelley