Robert Silverberg is a very well known American writer and editor. He has written many science fiction and fantasy stories, with great imagination and versatililty. He is a multiple winner of Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards. In 1999 he was named to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame and in 2004 was designated as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America.
Silverberg has edited or co-edited more than 60 anthologies. There are two anthologies that I’ve enjoyed reading, and that broadened my own reading in the sci fi and fantasy genre as a whole:
Robert Silverberg, editor: “Legends II: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy” (c) 2004; and “Far Horizons” (c) 1999.
These are anthologies of short novels by sci fi and fantasy authors.
Each short novel was written specifically for the anthologies. The short novels are set in the same milieu as the fictional world created by each of the sci fi and fantasy authors, for their particular series.
Each author provides a brief introduction to their story — often involving a deeper insight into the themes or characters of the orginal series.
This is a list of the authors and titles of their series, and the title of the short novel in the anthology.
“Legends II: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy” (c) 2004
Introduction — Robert Silverberg
Robin Hobb: Realm of the Elderlings
George R. R. Martin : A Song of Ice and Fire
The Sworn Sword
Orson Scott Card: The Tales of Alvin Maker
The Yazoo Queen
Diana Gabaldon: Outlander
Lord John and the Succubus
Robert Silverberg: Majipoor
The Book of Changes
Tad Williams: Otherland
The Happiest Dead Boy in the World
Anne McCaffrey: Pern
Raymond E. Feist: The Riftwar
Elizabeth Hadon: The Symphony of Ages
Neil Gaiman: American Gods
The Monarch of the Glen
Terry Brooks: Shannara
“Far Horizons” (c) 1999
Introduction by Robert Silverberg
Ursula K. Le Guinn — The Ekumen
Old Music and the Slave Women
Orson Scott Card — The Ender Series
Joe Haldeman — The Forever War
A Separate War
David Brin — The Uplift Universe
Robert Silverberg — Roma Eterna
Getting to know the dragon
Dan Simmons — The Hyperion Cantos
Orphans of the Helix
Nancy Kress — The Sleepless
Frederik Pohl — Tales of The Heechee
The Boy who would Live Forever
Gregory Benford — The Galactic Center
A Hunger for the Infinite
Greg Bear — The Way
The Way of All Ghosts — A myth from Thistledown.
Anne McCaffrey — The Ship Who Sang
The Ship Who Returned
— planning to continue to read sci fi & fantasy stories —