Robert Silverberg Books In Order

Publication Order of Majipoor: Lord Valentine Books

Lord Valentine's Castle (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Majipoor Chronicles (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valentine Pontifex (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mountains of Majipoor (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of New Springtime Books

At Winter's End (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Queen of Springtime (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mutant Legacy Books

The Mutant Season (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Majipoor: Lord Prestimion Books

Sorcerers of Majipoor (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord Prestimion (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King of Dreams (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tales of Majipoor (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Revolt on Alpha C (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 13th Immortal (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Master of Life and Death (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens From Space (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Collision Course (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invaders from Earth (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invisible Barriers (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lest We Forget Thee, Earth (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Invaders (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starhaven (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stepsons of Terra (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Planet Killers (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Addict (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gang Girl (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Plot Against Earth (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starman's Quest (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flesh Peddlers (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Party Girl (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sex Jungle (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sin on Wheels (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Summertime Affair (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Race of Mars (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Planet of Death (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Recalled to Life (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Lust Tonight (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seed of Earth (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One of Our Asteroids is Missing (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Regan's Planet (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time of the Great Freeze (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Orgy Isle (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Orgy Maid (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pickup (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sin Service (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conquerors from the Darkness (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flesh Boarder (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sin Sold (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We, the Marauders (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gate of Worlds (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thorns (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Those Who Watch (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Time Hoppers (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Open the Sky (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lust Market (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistress of Sin (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hawksbill Station (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
THe Masks of Time (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Across a Billion Years (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man in the Maze (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightwings (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Survived (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Live Again (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Up The Line (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Downward to the Earth (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tower of Glass (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
World's Fair 1992 (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time of Changes (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World Inside (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Son of Man (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dying Inside (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Skulls (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Second Trip (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Keep the Clients Happy (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stochastic Man (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadrach in the Furnace (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Desert of Stolen Dreams (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lord of Darkness (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gilgamesh the King (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tom O'Bedlam (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sailing to Byzantium (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star of Gypsies (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Project Pendulum (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Sharer (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To the Land of the Living (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Another Country (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightfall (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Face of the Waters (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Child of Time (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ugly Little Boy (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kingdoms of the Wall (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thebes of the Hundred Gates (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Posironic Man (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Sky at Midnight (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Realm of Prester John (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starborne (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Alien Years (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow on the Stars (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cronos (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Longest Way Home (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roma Eterna (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood on the Mink (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Doors of Death (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Robert Silverberg

An American institution almost, the highly renowned writer and novelist of large scores of science-fiction novels throughout the twentieth century Robert Silverberg has created a legacy that has inspired many. With many looking to his work for inspiration, as he has lead the way for many years now, he is not only a writer of high standing, but he’s also one of the most prolific too. This has lead to him being one of the strongest voices currently going on the literary scene as well, as he continues to write in a evocative and inventive style. Building entire worlds within his novels, he’s managed to create a whole style that is all of his very own, with his work being immediately recognizable. It is also his characters that manage to draw readers in too, as they come alive off the page, quickly drawing the reader and keeping them there.

Entertaining and engaging in equal measure, Silverberg writes in a manner which is extremely accessible and easy to follow. Whilst his stories may be rich and textured with highly complex narratives, he manage to navigate through all of this deftly, allowing his stories to stay seemingly light and breezy throughout. Not just that, but he also entertains, as he has gained acclaim from the general public, as well as gaining critical acclaim for his efforts over the years. Writing a number of series too, he is highly talented at creating large and expansive arcs that really reward the long-term readers too. It is this legacy that will continue to live on for many years to come, something that will carry on for quite some time yet.

Early and Personal Life

Born on the 15th of January in 1935, he would immerse himself in the science-fiction genre from a young age, using it as a form of escapism almost. Alluding to the fact that he may have been a fairly lonely child growing up, it was through the wide and expansive universes found within science-fiction that he found solace. Over the years he would work at developing this passion, building upon it, allowing it to evolve and shape itself through his formative years. Starting a science-fiction fanzine in 1949, he would bring this love of the genre to light, as he would start to explore his love of the field through a more creative format. This would be called ‘Spaceship’, and he would later go on to sell to Science Fiction Adventures, with a non-fiction piece which would be titled ‘Fanmag’.

Studying and majoring in Comparative Literature, he would later go on to graduate from Columbia University in 1956. Keeping his personal life more separate from his novels initially, he would keep his fiction apart from his real life, allowing it to speak more for itself. This would also allow him to find himself in his far off worlds, giving them a very real and very grounded sense of personality throughout. Marrying the electronics engineer Barbara Brown, she would specialize in optics and radar, something which he would also divulge later on too. Currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area, he know lives with his wife and fellow science-fiction writer Karen Haber, where he continues to write to this very day.

Writing Career

Selling his first science-fiction novel, Robert Silverberg would release his debut story, making his arrival onto the literary scene in 1954. His first fictional piece would be called Gorgon Planet, as it would help establish his name as a writer, quickly allowing him to grow in prominence. Later going on to write under various different pseudonyms, he would also use pen-names such as Don Elliot, Robert Randall, Calvin M Knox and Ivar Jorgenson. Writing his first book in 1955, he would make his full literary debut with the book ‘Revolt on Alpha C’, which would also help establish his name. Known for creating fun and inventive adventures, he would bring a fast paced and exciting style of tone into his work.

Winning various awards and nominations for his many different stories and novels, Silverberg would go on to gain the eye of the critical establishment too. Constantly pushing the form forwards, he would really work at making the most of his premises, always seeing what new directions he could take his material in. Over time he would also branch away from science-fiction too, as he would become known for writing erotic novels during his time too. Building vast and expansive worlds, his imagination has remained unparalleled over the years with many writers looking to explore these universes. It is this legacy that will continue to live on, with more and more readers discovering his work every day, which will not be stopping any time soon.

Downward to the Earth

Previously published through the Roc publishing outlet, this was first released in 1969. A stand-alone title, it works on its own as a self-contained science-fiction story. Creating its own universe, it shows how far Silverberg came ever since his first release.

Resembling elephants somewhat, the Nildoror have been underestimated by many for a long time now. With their more fearsome counterparts, the Sulidoror, they are both judged by human standards, something which could prove to be detrimental to many. Holman’s World is now known as Belzagor once more, as it has been returned to the natives there, with the Company being sent away. Can previous head of the Company Edmund Gunderson gain the ear of Nildoror again? Will his journey to mend old ties be wasted? What will happen is he’s sent back downward to the Earth?

Valentine Pontifex

Initially published through Eos, this originally came out in 1983. It would mark the third title in the ongoing ‘Lord Valentine’ series of novels. Continuing on from the last, it would provide the next episode in the long-running science-fiction saga.

Set in the world of Majipoor, this looks at the background of Lord Valentines Castle conflict. Featuring Valentine Pontifex, it sees wizardry and treachery run rampant under his reign. Not only that, but Korsibar is plotting to take the throne with his twin sister. Will he succeed? Can the almighty Pontifex be defended? What will become of Valentine Pontifex?


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