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  • Author:
    Robert Silverberg
  • ISBN:
    0575043555
  • ISBN13:
    978-0575043558
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  • Publisher:
    Orion Publishing Co (November 10, 1988)
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    368 pages
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Introduction: the making of a science-fiction author - Four in one, Damon Knight - Fondly fahrenheit, Alfred Bester - No woman born, . Moore - Home is the hunter, Henry Kuttner - The monsters, Robert Sheckley - Common time, James Blish - Scanners live in vain, Cordwainer Smith - Hothouse, Brian W. Aldiss.

Robert Silverberg bibliography. Scientists And Scoundrels: A Book of Hoaxes (1965). Wonders of Ancient Chinese Science (1969). The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (1970). Mammoths, Mastodons and Man (1970). List of works by Robert Silverberg. Dawn of Time" redirects here. Men Who Mastered the Atom (1965). Niels Bohr: The Man Who Mapped the Atom (1965). The Old Ones: Indians of the American Southwest (1965). The Challenge of Climate: Man and His Environment (1969). Bruce of the Blue Nile (1969). The World of Space (1969). The Mound Builders (1970).

In Worlds of Wonder, the multi-Hugo and multi-Nebula award winner Robert Silverberg presents a book that's part autobiography of his early years as a developing writer, part literary criticism, part guide to other beginning writers, and part anthology

In Worlds of Wonder, the multi-Hugo and multi-Nebula award winner Robert Silverberg presents a book that's part autobiography of his early years as a developing writer, part literary criticism, part guide to other beginning writers, and part anthology. Thirteen stories are included, each by a different author, ranging in date from 1944 to 1966. Silverberg selected these stories both for their value as lasting classics of the SF genre, and for the influence they had on him as a young writer.

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Start by marking Robert Silverberg's Worlds Of Wonder as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. However, some of the stories are real gems that I would not have otherwise come across. Silverberg culled the period from the mid-40s through early 60s-the "Pulp Era"-and found some that stand out as exceptional for that time period.

A gathering of the SF Grandmaster's early pulp stories, collected for the first time! Science Fiction.

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Sironynyr
In Worlds of Wonder, the multi-Hugo and multi-Nebula award winner Robert Silverberg presents a book that's part autobiography of his early years as a developing writer, part literary criticism, part guide to other beginning writers, and part anthology.

Thirteen stories are included, each by a different author, ranging in date from 1944 to 1966. Silverberg selected these stories both for their value as lasting classics of the SF genre, and for the influence they had on him as a young writer. In a brief essay that follows each story, Silverberg explains why he considers it among the best that SF has produced, analyzes what makes it "work" as a story, and often, how the story influenced him when he first read it. Fascinating tidbits about the genesis of the story, its reception at the time of its publication, and its influence on the SF field in general are also sometimes included.

Any devoted reader of SF short stories will be familiar with some, if not all of the stories here. But the book works on several levels: As a fine collection of classics, as a work of SF criticism and analysis that will give readers new insights into some well-known stories, and as a partial autobiography of the early career of one of SF's greatest authors, revealing much about the man, his thoughts about SF writing and the circle of writers he moved among.

A list of the stories:
"Four in One"; Damon Knight, 1953
"Fondly Fahrenheit"; Alfred Bester, 1954
"No Woman Born"; C.L. Moore, 1944
"Home is the Hunter"; Henry Kuttner, 1953
"The Monsters"; Robert Sheckley, 1953
"Common Time"; James Blish, 1953
"Scanners Live in Vain"; Cordwainer Smith, 1950
"Hothouse"; Brian W. Aldiss, 1960
"The New Prime"; Jack Vance, 1951
"Colony"; Philip K. Dick, 1953
"The Little Black Bag"; C.M. Kornbluth, 1950
"Light of Other Days"; Bob Shaw, 1966
"Day Million"; Frederick Pohl, 1966
RUL
Silverberg has collected some excellent short stories here, and his commentary is remarkably insightful. I understand this book has been reprinted as "Science Fiction 101: Exploring the Craft of Science Fiction"
Fearlessdweller
I borrowed this book from the library, and now I have to have it. Not only do the ideas behind the stories capture my imagination, but the actual writing is wonderful. I'm interested in the craft of writing fiction, science fiction in particular. The critic's look that Robert Silverberg gives with each short story really made me think about what I was reading. This is a must-have if you are even remotely interested in the writing of science fiction.