Alpha 2



Alpha 2From The Roster Of Science Fiction S Best Ten Top Names Old Masters And New Call Me Joe By Poul AndersonGoodbye Amanda Jean By Wilma ShoreA Man Of The Renaissance By Wyman GuinWall Of Crystal, Eye Of Night By Algis BudrysFaith Of Our Fathers By Philip K DickThat Share Of Glory By C.M KornbluthThe Men Return By Jack VanceThe Voices Of Time By J.G BallardThe Burning Of The Brain By Cordwainer SmithThe Shaker Revival By Gerald Jonas

There are many authors in the database with this name.Robert Silverberg is one of science fiction s most beloved writers, and the author of such contemporary classics as Dying Inside, Downward to the Earth and Lord Valentine s Castle, as well as At Winter s End, also available in a Bison Books edition He is a past president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the winner of five Nebula Awards and five Hugo Awards In 2004 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America presented him with the Grand Master Award Silverberg is one of twenty nine writers to have received that distinction.

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  • Paperback
  • 310 pages
  • Alpha 2
  • Robert Silverberg
  • English
  • 15 November 2019

10 thoughts on “Alpha 2

  1. Craig says:

    In the Alpha series of anthologies Silverberg collected stories of speculative fiction that he felt were of superior literary merit and that were worthy ofrecognition in the field than they had so far gathered In this second volume his selection spanned a fifteen year period and the writers included old pros as well as new writers remember the book appeared in 1971 , as well as authors that were quite well known as well asobscure names This one includes my favorite Poul Anderson s In the Alpha series of anthologies Silverberg collected stories of speculative fiction that he felt were of superior literary merit and that were worthy ofrecognition in the field than they had so far gathered In this second volume his selection spanned a fifteen year period and the writers included old pros as well as new writers remember the book appeared in 1971 , as well as authors that were quite well known as well asobscure names This one includes my favorite Poul Anderson story, Call Me Joe, as well as memorable works by Philip K Dick, Jack Vance, C.M Kornbluth, and Cordwainer Smith My favorite was The Shaker Revival by Gerald Jonas, which I found very moving

  2. Bev says:

    In the 1970s Robert Silverberg edited a series of short stories and Alpha 2 1971 is the second in this series which collects a roster of science fiction s best fiction from old masters and then new writers Alpha 2 includes such well known names as Poul Anderson, J G Ballard, Philip K Dick, C M Kornbluth, Cordwainer Smith, and Jack Vance Less recognizable to me, at any rate are Algis Budrys, Wyman Guin, Gerald Jonas, and Wilma Shore, although I m quite sure I ve read Shore s Good bye In the 1970s Robert Silverberg edited a series of short stories and Alpha 2 1971 is the second in this series which collects a roster of science fiction s best fiction from old masters and then new writers Alpha 2 includes such well known names as Poul Anderson, J G Ballard, Philip K Dick, C M Kornbluth, Cordwainer Smith, and Jack Vance Less recognizable to me, at any rate are Algis Budrys, Wyman Guin, Gerald Jonas, and Wilma Shore, although I m quite sure I ve read Shore s Good bye Amanda Jean before It seems to me a story suitable to a collection under the Hitchcock name, but I cannot find evidence that this is where I found it first An interesting collection with the usual amount of terrific stories mixed with the not so great A brief look at the stories Call Me Joe by Poul Anderson Given the incredibly harsh conditions on Jupiter, if humans are ever to investigate the planet it will have to be by proxy But robotic equipment just doesn t give the same interpretations that a human visitor might Anderson comes up with an ingenious way in which humanity could experience Jupiter first hand and an interesting twist on what might happen if our proxy developed a mind of his own Goodbye Amanda Jean by Wilma Shore This is a very creepy tale No explanations given we don t know if other animals have gone extinct and that drives the rather unusual hunting season described in the story But we can only hope that the story is not in any way prophetic A Man of the Renaissance by Wyman Guin A story of a superman who is so sure of his knowledge and vision for his world that he is willing to give up everything, even the woman he loves to make certain that vision becomes reality Wall of Crystal, Eye of Night by Algis Budrys A man arranges to have sole control of the ultimate entertainment system no matter who he has to step on to get it But then his competition does him one better Faith of Our Fathers by Philip K Dick PKD tells us a little bedtime nightmare about the dictatorship that takes over the earth.but isn t quite the dictatorship that it seems But then nothing in this story is That Share of Glory by C M Kornbluth A young novice in a monastery like training ground for interstellar translators finally earns his place on board a trading shipbut soon learns that his testing isn t over Will he pass The Men Return by Jack Vance Vance weaves a tale of the Earth whose universal orbit takes it into space where the physical laws that man and beast have been subject to no longer applywhat might that Earth look like And who is the master of the Earth then The Voices of Time by J G Ballard This one, I m afraid, makes no sense to me It s like a dream involving time and the main character seems to be running out of time and sleepbut goes into a coma or goes to meet the voices in the stream of time Or something And there s a guy following him around who never sleeps Andyeah I told you it makes no sense The Burning of the Brain by Cordwainer Smith What if ship captains controlled their ships with their brains And what if the proper coordinates for travelling from here to there got lost What would the captain have to do to get his ship safely back where it belongs This is that story The Shaker Revival by Gerald Jonas The young people younger than 30, that is host a revolution by reviving the tenants of the Shakers with modifications suitable to a response to the 70s ish era of rampant consumerism The New Shakers adopt a creed of No war No money No hate No sex The 4 Noes and the story relates the reaction of the feebies the parents and the establishment to revolution.First posted on my blog My Reader s Block Please request permission before reposting Thanks

  3. Guy McArthur says:

    One of the finest collections of short stories

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