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A Piece of the Great World

A Piece of the Great World


Robert Silverberg

ISBN: 9781625793430
Year of publication: 2014

A Piece of the Great World by Robert Silverberg The expedition to the ancestral cocoon would be setting out very soon now. Nortekku was still deep in the task of preparing for it, studying up on the accounts of the events of two centuries before. For weeks he had been poring over the accounts of the emergence of the People from the cocoons when the Long Winter had finally endedout into that strange, empty world, where the debris flung up by the death-stars still hovered in the upper levels of ...

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Planet of Death

Planet of Death


Robert Silverberg

ISBN: 9781434416209
Year of publication: 2010

Planet of Death by Robert Silverberg Chapter 1 Hunting the Yangs Roy Crawford felt the firm, new snow crunch under his boots. He stepped forward carefully, keeping his eyes sharp. In his hand he held a deadly needle-gun. Six other hunters were fanned out beside him on the field of snow. He was the leader. This was a dangerous business, and a lot depended on him. Its a bad day, said a hunter to his left. We havent seen a single yang. Dont worry, Crawford snapped. Well get plenty before were ...

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Gilgamesh the King

Gilgamesh the King


Robert Silverberg

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Year of publication: 2012

Gilgamesh the King Robert Silverberg c 1984 by Agberg, Ltd. THERE IS in Uruk the city a great platform of kiln-baked brick that was the playing field of the gods, long before the Flood, in that time when mankind had not yet been created and they alone inhabited the Earth. Every seventh year for the past ten thousand years we have painted the bricks of that platform white with a plaster of fine gypsum, so that it flashes like a vast mirror under the eye of the sun. The White Platform is the ...

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Postmark Ganymede

Postmark Ganymede


Robert Silverberg

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1957

Postmark Ganymede by Robert Silverberg Im washed up, Preston growled bitterly. They made a postman out of me. Mea postman He crumpled the assignment memo into a small, hard ball and hurled it at the bristly image of himself in the bar mirror. He hadnt shaved in three dayswhich was how long it had been since he had been notified of his removal from Space Patrol Service and his transfer to Postal Delivery. Suddenly, Preston felt a hand on his shoulder. He looked up and saw a man in the trim gray ...

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Tales from the Venia Woods

Tales from the Venia Woods


Robert Silverberg

ISBN: 9780380978595
Year of publication: 2003

Robert Silverberg Tales from the Venia Woods This all happened a long time ago, in the early decades of the Second Republic, when I was a boy growing up in Upper Pannonia. Life was very simple then, at least for us. We lived in a forest village on the right bank of the Danubiusmy parents my grandmother my sister, Friya and I. My father, Tyr, for whom I am named, was a blacksmith, my mother, Julia, taught school in our house, and my grandmother was the priestess at the little Temple of Juno ...

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Via Roma

Via Roma


Robert Silverberg

ISBN: 9780380978595
Year of publication: 2003

Robert Silverberg Via Roma A carriage is waiting for me, by prearrangement, when I disembark at the port in Neapolis after the six-day steamer voyage from Britannia. My father has taken care of all such details for me with his usual efficiency. The driver sees me at onceI am instantly recognizable, great strapping golden-haired barbarian that I am, a giant Nordic pillar towering over this busy throng of small swarthy southern people running to and froand cries out to me, Signore Signore Venga ...

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The Reign of Terror

The Reign of Terror


Robert Silverberg

ISBN: 9780380978595
Year of publication: 2003

Robert Silverberg The Reign of Terror The Emperor, said Quintus Cestius, dined last night on fish and mushrooms sprinkled with powdered pearls, on lentils with onyx, on turnips with amber. He has the stomach of an ox and the mind of a madman. Ah, do you think hes mad, then Sulpicius Silanus asked. A mischievous twinkle came into his eyes. I dont. I think hes merely playful. Playful, Cestius said somberly. Yes. Feeds his dogs on goose liver. Sleeps on couches of solid silver, with mattresses ...

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Getting to Know the Dragon

Getting to Know the Dragon


Robert Silverberg

ISBN: 9780380978595
Year of publication: 2003

Robert Silverberg Getting to Know the Dragon I reached the theater at nine that morning, half an hour before the appointed time, for I knew only too well how unkind the Caesar Demetrius could be to the unpunctual. But the Caesar, it seemed, had arrived even earlier than that. I found Labienus, his personal guard and chief drinking companion, lounging by the theater entrance and as I approached, Labienus smirked and said, What took you so long Caesars been waiting for you. Im half an hour early, ...

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An Outpost of the Realm

An Outpost of the Realm


Robert Silverberg

ISBN: 9780380978595
Year of publication: 2003

Robert Silverberg An Outpost of the Realm You know your enemy from the first moment you see him. I saw mine on a gleaming spring day almost a year ago, when I had gone down to the Grand Canal as I usually do in the morning to enjoy the breezes. A flotilla of ornate Roman barges was moving along the water, shouldering our gondolas aside as though they were so much flotsam. In the prow of the foremost barge stood a sturdy dark-bearded young Imperial proconsul, grinning in the morning sunshine, ...

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Waiting for the End

Waiting for the End


Robert Silverberg

ISBN: 9780380978595
Year of publication: 2003

Robert Silverberg Waiting for the End The uglier of the two Praetorians, flat-faced and gruff, with close-cropped red hair and thick Slavic cheekbones, said, The Emperor wants you, Antipater. Has some work for you, he says. Translation work, said the prettier guardsman, a ringleted blond Gaul. The latest little love note from our friends the Greeks, I guess. Or maybe he wants you to write one for him to them. He gave Antipater a flirtatious little wink-and-wriggle, mock-seductive. The ...

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The Second Wave

The Second Wave


Robert Silverberg

ISBN: 9780380978595
Year of publication: 2003

Robert Silverberg The Second Wave They were the second wave of the invasion. The first had vanished like water into the sands. But now the Emperor Saturninus had sent another fleet to the New World, far larger than the first, and there would be more to follow if need be. We will beat against their shores as the ocean does, and in the end we will conquer. So the Emperor had declared, five years before, on the day news of the disaster reached the capital. For Roma is an ocean, too: immense, ...

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A Hero of the Empire

A Hero of the Empire


Robert Silverberg

ISBN: 9780380978595
Year of publication: 2003

Robert Silverberg A Hero of the Empire Here I am at last, Horatius, in far-off Arabia, amongst the Greeks and the camels and the swarthy Saracen tribesmen and all the other unpleasant creatures that infest this dreary desert. For my sins. My grievous sins. Get you to Arabia, serpent cried the furious Emperor Julianus, and here I am. Serpent. Me. How could he have been so unkind But I tell you, O friend of my bosom, I will employ this time of exile to win my way back into Caesars good graces ...

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With Caesar in the Underworld

With Caesar in the Underworld


Robert Silverberg

ISBN: 9780380978595
Year of publication: 2003

Robert Silverberg With Caesar in the Underworld The newly arrived ambassador from the Eastern Emperor was rather younger than Faustus had expected him to be: a smallish sort, finely built, quite handsome in what was almost a girlish kind of way, though obviously very capable and sharp, a man who would bear close watching. There was something a bit frightening about him, though not at first glance. He gleamed with the imperviousness of fine armor. His air of sophisticated and fastidious languor ...

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Stepsons of Terra

Stepsons of Terra


Robert Silverberg

ISBN: 9780575105904
Year of publication: 1958

Stepsons of Terra by Robert Silverberg To Randall Garrett 1. Ewing woke slowly, sensing the coldness all about him. It was slowly withdrawing down the length of his body his head and shoulders were out of the freeze now, the rest of his body gradually emerging. He stirred as well as he could, and the delicately spun web of foam that had cradled him in the journey across space shivered as he moved. He extended a hand and heaved downward on the lever six inches from his wrist. A burst of fluid ...

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The Planet Killers

The Planet Killers


Robert Silverberg

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Year of publication: 1959

The Planet Killers by Robert Silverberg To Leigh Brackett and Edmond Hamiltonworld-wreckers without equal. Cast of Characters ROY GARDNER His obligation to the Earth wasnt nearly as important as the one he had to himself. CHIEF KARNES Duty was his only master and it knew neither right nor wrong. LORI MARKS Only her ideas were fancier than her figure. JOLLAND SMEE Holding the fate of the world finally cracked this man. DAMON ARCHER Old dull-as-dishwater Archer had some pretty scandalous plans. ...

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