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First-Person Singularities: Stories

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Robert Silverberg is not just a legend in science fiction circles, he is storytelling royalty at this point. He has been publishing sci-fi for over four decades. His name belongs in the upper echelons with Clarke, Asimov, Bradbury, Tiptree, and others.

And in First-Person Singularities, he accepts the challenge of only using stories with first-person narrators. Thankfully, Silverberg is more than up to the task at hand, seizing the opportunity to put the reader in the shoes of all sorts of unexpected personas.

There’s the captain who allows an electronic spirit to share his body. The man whose body was hijacked by an alien presence and then returned to him. The ugly man in a genetically perfect society. The woman living among dinosaurs. The dolphin who falls in love with his researcher.

Yes, some of them are silly concepts, but many of them are wonderfully emotional journeys. “The Secret Sharer,” which closes out the collection, is particularly wonderful, an expansive and personal work about companionship, identity, loss, and risk. That story alone is worth the price of admission.

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Author:
Robert Silverberg • John Scalzi, Introduction
Star Count:
4.5/5
Format:
Trade
Page Count:
384 pages
Publisher:
Three Rooms Press
Publish Date:
2017-Oct-31
ISBN:
9781941110638
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Issue:
November 2017
Category:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Publication Date

2017-Oct-31

Format

Trade

Publisher

Three Rooms Press

Issue

November 2017

Page Count

384 pages

ASIN

1941110630

ISBN

9781941110638

Star Count

4.5

Book Author

Robert Silverberg • John Scalzi, Introduction

“First-Person Singularities: Stories”

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