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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (171 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Silverberg Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781538484470
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In his illustrious forty-five-year career as a novelist and author of short fiction, Robert Silverberg has belonged in the company of the best writers of the twentieth century. In this extraordinary Nebula Award–winning story, Silverberg builds on a literary allusion from Yeats to create a complex science fiction scenario of worlds lost and dreams fulfilled.

It is the fiftieth century on Earth, and ancient historical cities such as Byzantine Constantinople can now be created on a whim for visiting tourists. Charles Philip, a man from the twentieth century struggling to find his way home, finds himself fascinated with this strange new world. But beneath the surface fantasies, things are not as they seem.

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Quotes & Awards

  •  “A beautifully worded novella from a highly respected author is made even more enjoyable by the reading of Grover Gardner. His precise, cultured voice adds to the wonder felt by the protagonist, and his calmly assured tones give the listener a feeling of comfort.”

    AudioFile

  • “He remains one of the most imaginative and versatile writers ever to have been involved with sf. His productivity has seemed almost superhuman, and his abrupt metamorphosis...into a prose artist was an accomplishment unparalleled within the field” 

    Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

  • Winner of the Nebula Award in 1985 for Best Novella

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 1/1/2013

    " Mysertious future earth consisting of just five artificial cities. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Filip Tha Toole | 3/23/2012

    " Read the first story titled after this collection = fantastic!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 7/23/2011

    " A collection of novellas by Silverburg. This was an uneven collection, while I enjoyed two of the novellas the others weren't as good in my opinion. I guess I'm not as caught up by Silverburg's writing style as some are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Filip Tha | 4/12/2011

    " Read the first story titled after this collection = fantastic!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick | 7/28/2010

    " Mysertious future earth consisting of just five artificial cities. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 12/14/2008

    " A collection of novellas by Silverburg. This was an uneven collection, while I enjoyed two of the novellas the others weren't as good in my opinion. I guess I'm not as caught up by Silverburg's writing style as some are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 7/22/2008

    " wonderfully unique sci-fi stories. Great writing. Silverberg never disappoints.
    These are more novellas than stories. I liked the first two and the last one. I found numbers three and four to be not as much fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robert | 6/16/2007

    " I couldn’t get excited about any of the stories. "

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About the Author
Author Robert Silverberg

Robert Silverberg’s first published story appeared in 1954 when he was a sophomore at Columbia University. Since then, he has won the prestigious Nebula Award five times and the Hugo Award five times. He has been nominated for both awards more times than any other writer. In 1999 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and in 2004 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America gave him their Grand Master Award for career achievement. He remains one of the most imaginative and versatile writers in science fiction.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned thirty-seven Earphones Awards.