Sailing to Byzantium: Six Novellas

A choice of six significantly acclaimed novellas via technology fiction Grand grasp Robert Silverberg—including the Nebula Award–winning “Sailing to Byzantium” and “Born with the Dead”
Robert Silverberg’s novellas open the door to new worlds: In “Born with the Dead,” a girl wills her physique to be “rekindled” after demise, permitting her to stroll one of the dwelling, whereas her husband is left within the most unlikely place of accepting her dying while he can nonetheless see her. within the Nebula Award­–nominated tale “Homefaring,” the time-traveling narrator reveals himself trapped within the realization of a lobsterlike creature of the some distance destiny, major him to mirror on what it skill to be human. And within the collection’s Nebula Award­–winning name tale, the Earth of the 50th century is a spot the place time is elusive and fluid, and younger electorate dwell as travelers in old cities.
Together, the tales in Sailing to Byzantium form an engrossing exploration of the short-novel shape via one among technological know-how fiction’s maximum writers.

Show description

Quick preview of Sailing to Byzantium: Six Novellas PDF

Similar Anthology books

Delicate Prey: And Other Stories

Exemplary storles that display the blzarre, the dlsturblng, the perllous, and the wlse ln different clvlllzatlons -- from one in every of Amerlca's so much lmportant wrlters of the twentleth century.

The Keillor Reader: Looking Back at Forty Years of Stories: Where Did They All Come From?

Tales, monologues, and essays through Garrison Keillor, founder and host of A Prairie domestic CompanionThe first retrospective from manhattan Times–bestselling writer Garrison Keillor celebrates the humor and knowledge of this grasp storyteller. With an creation and headnotes through the writer, besides accompanying pictures and memorabilia, The Keillor Reader brings jointly an entire variety of Keillor’s paintings.

Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales

The easiest writers of our new release retell vintage stories. From Sir Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene to E. M. Forster's "The desktop Stops," literature is stuffed with horny, lethal, and downright twisted stories. during this assortment, award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favourite vintage tales, those that experience encouraged, awed, and enraged them, those that experience turn into ingrained in sleek tradition, and those which have been too lengthy neglected.


They've got the facility to carry you spellbound, to captivate your senses, and to maintain you ceaselessly of their regulate. without end enthralled. ..

#1 big apple occasions bestselling writer Lora Leigh returns to her sensual global of the Breeds. .. as one obdurate Breed meets her fit, and will not deny her mate—or the fierce wants of her personal heart.

New York instances bestselling writer Alyssa Day introduces the League of the Black Swan. .. and the damaging video game one girl performs while her family's curse dooms her to kill the guy she loves.

New York instances bestselling writer Meljean Brook can provide a brand new tale in her steampunk international of the Iron Seas. .. as a guy who's misplaced every thing returns domestic to discover that not just is his marriage in jeopardy, yet he needs to now struggle air pirates who intend to scouse borrow his one final treasure—his wife.

And Lucy Monroe, nationwide bestselling writer of the youngsters of the Moon novels. .. unleashes the feral passions of a werewolf at the physique, brain, and soul of his prey, his lover, his lifemate.

Additional resources for Sailing to Byzantium: Six Novellas

Show sample text content

3 eternally bowing functionaries in flowing yellow gowns and red sashes met them on the Gate of amazing advantage within the city’s south wall and carried out them to their pavilion, within sight the imperial palace and the Forbidden backyard. It used to be a mild, ethereal position, skinny partitions of plastered brick braced through swish columns of a few darkish, fragrant wooden. Fountains performed at the roof of eco-friendly and yellow tiles, developing an endless cool rainfall of recirculating water. The balustrades have been of carved marble, the door fittings have been of gold. there has been a collection of non-public rooms for him, and one other for her, although they'd proportion the good-looking damask-draped bed room on the center of the pavilion. once they arrived, Gioia introduced that she needs to visit her rooms to wash and get dressed. “There may be a proper reception for us on the palace tonight,” she stated. “They say the imperial receptions are best past something you'll think. i would like to be at my most sensible. ” The Emperor and all his ministers, she informed him, could obtain them within the corridor of the preferrred final; there will be a dinner party for 1000 humans; Persian dancers might practice, and the prestigious jugglers of Chung-nan. in a while everybody will be carried out into the wonderful panorama of the Forbidden backyard to view the dragon races and the fireworks. He went to his personal rooms. soft little maidservants undressed him and bathed him with aromatic sponges. The pavilion got here built with 11 temporaries who have been to be their servants: soft-voiced unobtrusive catlike chinese language, performed with excellent verisimilitude, instantly black hair, gleaming dermis, epicanthic folds. Phillips usually puzzled what occurred to a city’s temporaries while the city’s time used to be over. have been the towering Norse heroes of Asgard being recycled at this second into wiry dark-skinned Dravidians for Mohenjo-daro? whilst Timbuctoo’s day used to be performed, might its brightly robed black warriors be switched over into supple Byzantines to inventory the arcades of Constantinople? Or did they only discard the outdated temporaries like such a lot of extra props, stash them in warehouses someplace, and switch out the right amounts of the hot version? He didn't comprehend; and as soon as whilst he had requested Gioia approximately it she had grown uncomfortable and imprecise. She didn't like him to explore for info, and he suspected it was once simply because she had little or no to offer. those humans didn't appear to query the workings in their personal global; his curiosities have been very twentieth-century of him, he was once often advised, in that delicately patronizing approach of theirs. As his little maids patted him with their sponges he considered asking them the place that they had served ahead of Chang-an. Rio? Rome? Haroun al Raschid’s Baghdad? yet those fragile women, he knew, could merely chuckle and retreat if he attempted to question them. Interrogating temporaries used to be not just flawed yet unnecessary: it used to be like interrogating one’s baggage. while he was once bathed and robed in wealthy purple silks he wandered the pavilion for a short time, admiring the tinkling pendants of eco-friendly jade dangling at the portico, the lustrous auburn pillars, the rainbow colorations of the intricately interwoven girders and brackets that supported the roof.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.83 of 5 – based on 19 votes