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Superlative Stories by a True Grand Master
Reviewed in the United States on January 19, 2019
Silverberg fits an odd place in science fiction - tons of awards and accolades but almost nothing that anyone clearly associates with his name. With Heinlein you had Stranger in a Strange Land and the juvi's, with Asimov you had Foundation and the Robots, and with Arthur C Clarke you had Childhood's End and plenty of dry space faring explorations, but Silverberg? You'd be hard pressed to name much of anything he has done - except for perhaps Lord's Valentine's Castle.
That's a crying shame - as this really terrific compilation of 16 time travel stories ranging from the downright sublime (Homefaring and Sailing to Byzantium) to the hysterical (Trips) to the simple throwaways (What We Learned From This Morning's Newspaper) shows. Silverberg is a talent with a huge and fascinating imagination, and everyone of these stories is an absolute hit, with even the weaker stuff leaving you with a lasting impression. Maybe the absolute weirdest one is Homefaring, as it will have you never look at lobsters quite the same way again.
This is a terrific little book, well priced and ready to go. You should add it to your collection. It is absolutely first rate.