Updates: Recent Science Fiction Acquisitions N. XXI (Silverberg + Compton + Malzberg + Anderson)
January 28, 2012 § 4 Comments
A few more Christmas gift card purchases…
Dying Inside (1972) is often considered one of Silverberg’s best works and I can’t wait to read it (I will after my soon to be hellish weekend grading ~60 undergrad history papers). Despite a painfully negative review on Amazon slamming Compton’s The Silent Multitude (1967) as a dull imitation of J. G. Ballard, it is high on my to read list — almost any experimental (allegorical) work exploring a crumbling city intrigues me. Malzberg’s Conversations (1975) was a shot in the dark — it might be the least read of any of his novels — hence, my interest.
Pohl Anderson is almost always worth reading — even his middling short stories are fun.
1. Dying Inside, Robert Silverberg (1972)
(Jerry Thorp’s cover for the 1972 edition)
2. The Silent Multitude, D. G. Compton (1967) (MY REVIEW)
(Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon’s cover for the 1969 edition)
3. Conversations, Barry N. Malzberg (1975) (MY REVIEW)
(Uncredited cover for the 1975 edition)
4. Beyond the Beyond, Poul Anderson (1969)
(Uncredited cover for the 1969 edition)