The Best of Robert Silerberg: Stories of Six Decades: Phases of the Moon
by Robert Silverberg
Review by Benjamin Wald
Subterranean Press Limited Hardcover Edition ISBN/ITEM#: 9781596064720
Date: 24 July 2012
From Publisher's book page: But even after making those 550 sales—or 650, or 750, or however many it was—I still have not lost touch with the adolescent boy within me, the one who bought those issues of Astounding Science Fiction and Thrilling Wonder Stories in the far-off 1940s and dreamed of being a writer some day, by which he meant selling a story or two to one of those magazines. Whenever I see my name on a magazine cover, he reacts with astonishment and delight. So now, looking back over my long career, bringing together a representative sampling of stories from each of the six decades—so far—in which my work has found publication, I shake my head in wonder at the way it all turned out, and give silent thanks to all.
In addition to early efforts (“Road to Nightfall,” “The Macauley Circuit”) and classics (“Good News from the Vatican,” and “Sailing to Byzantium,” to name but two), Phases includes a small volume’s worth of introductions and memoirs.
(Source: Subterranean Press)