Edge of Light: Five Classic Novels in One Volume: "Time of Changes", "Downward to Earth", "Second Trip", "Dying Inside", "Nightwings"

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9780006480389: Edge of Light: Five Classic Novels in One Volume:

A bumper B-format omnibus containing some of the best SF writing of the last 25 years, including a Hugo and a Nebula Award winner.

A TIME OF CHANGES The autobiography of Kinnall Darival, Prince of Salla on the planet Borthan – where the very words ‘I’ and ‘me’ are obscenities and the concept of ‘autobiography’ is unthinkable. Fool or messiah, Kinnall travels a dangerous road.
DOWNWARD TO EARTH An Earthman’s quest for enlightenment on a paradisical alien world passes through a Heart of Darkness before the meaning of life is vouchsafed to him.
THE SECOND TRIP When he went into the Rehab Center he was Nat Hamlin, famous sculptor convicted of heinous crimes. After four years he emerges as Paul Macy, a new man. But when Paul Macy catches sight of Lissa on the street, it’s Nat who responds… two men live in one body.
DYING INSIDE David Selig’s early promise as a scholar is unrealised, but, inside, Selig has the power of a god, for he can probe other people’s minds. Until the onset of middle age kills his power, and Selig must accept that he is dying inside.
NIGHTWINGS The massed arrival of alien starships throws the ancient city of Roum into turmoil. The glittering city of Perris offers temporary refuge, but a final pilgrimage, to the holy city of Jorslem, holds the key to a new cycle of human existence.

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‘Robert Silverberg is doing more to bring science fiction back into the mainstream of literature than anyone’
Analog

‘We travel in the hands of a master. Silverberg’s touch is assured, his prose clean and wonderfully effective… he succeeds brilliantly in conveying the unknowable strangeness of the universe’
New Scientist

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In one volume: five of Robert Silverberg's best novels and some of the best sf writing of the last 25 years

A TIME OF CHANGES
Nebula Award Winner. The autobiography of Kinnall Darival, Prince of Salla on the planet Borthan – where the very words 'I' and 'me' are obscenities.

"A tremendous tour de force"
MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

DOWNWARD TO THE EARTH
An Earthman’s quest for enlightenment on a paradisical alien world.

"Dazzling skill…ranks among the finest"
TRIBUNE

THE SECOND TRIP
Two men live in one body. One of them must die.

"One of the best-written sf novels in many years"
OXFORD MAIL

DYING INSIDE
David Selig has the power of a god, for he can probe other people’s minds…until the onset of the middle age kills his power.

"A marvellously entertaining read"
EVENING STANDARD

NIGHTWINGS
Hugo Award Winner. A new cycle of human existence must begin.

"A master of his craft and imagination"
LOS ANGELES TIMES

"When one contemplates Robert Silverberg it can only be with awe. In terms of excellence he has few peers, if any."
LOCUS

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Published by Voyager (1998)
ISBN 10: 0006480381 ISBN 13: 9780006480389
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