Seventeen incredible authors. Seventeen amazing stories. One fantastic sci-fi universe, where the only limit is one's imagination. Welcome to Starflight.
Based on the exploration-based Starflight video game series created by Greg Johnson and the Binary Systems team, the stories in Tales From the Starport Lounge flesh out and shine a light into the darkest corners of the known universe. Join the last vestiges of Humanity and their alien allies (the reptilian Thrynn, the insectoid Velox, and the plant-based Elowan) as they attempt to carve out their own territory in a sector of space filled with wondrous opportunity and deadly threats. Brave explorers seek out new worlds to colonize while merchants cruise from starport to starport, their holds laden with exotic goods.
Not all in this futuristic setting have noble intent. For every prospector and trader attempting to make a difference, a dozen pirates, smugglers, and mobsters engage in all manner of criminal enterprise. Gangs fill the underbellies of every major city and raid the trade routes between the stars, pushing the outnumbered and outgunned Interstel Police to their limit and forcing civilians to take matters into their own hands. It's a rough and tumble universe, where one wrong move could spell doom for an expedition, or grant enough wealth to buy a planet.
Board your ship and set course for stars unknown! The universe awaits.
"Those Who Came Before" by Michael Gants, "Choices" by Christopher Woods, "Black Box Blues" by Philip K. Booker, "Rock of Truth" by Bart Kemper, "Obligations" by Marisa Wolf, "Hindsight" by R.J. Ladon, "Peacestone" by Brisco Woods, "Everyone Gets What They Have Coming" by D.J. Butler, "A New Beginning" by J.F. Posthumus, "Fire at Will" by Declan Finn, "Hiro of Arth" by David A. Tatum, "Rover Rescue" by Michael J. Allen, "Territory" by Nick Steverson, "Turn of Luck" by William Joseph Roberts, "Always on Duty" by Benjamin Tyler Smith, "To Cache a Killer" by Michael J. Ciaravella, "Through the Time Lens" by Robert Silverberg
Plus an introduction by Starflight creator, Greg Johnson
Plus an introduction by Starflight creator, Greg Johnson
One of the greatest names in science fiction, Robert Silverberg's work is beloved by millions of readers worldwide. He has been awarded virtually all of the top honors in the realm of speculative fiction, including multiple Hugo Awards and Nebula Awards, and induction into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.
But his long career as a writer includes many lesser known detours outside SF. One of those detours led to this intriguing set of stories, written and published in 1958 and 1959 for EXOTIC ADVENTURES, a short-lived men's adventure magazine (or MAM) that emphasized tales set in foreign locales then considered mysterious and intriguing. Silverberg proved so adept a storyteller in this mode, he was soon composing nearly the entire magazine under a variety of pseudonyms.
Now, with Silverberg's full cooperation, The Men's Adventure Library presents these long-lost tales of exotic adventure, most never before reprinted, in a unique facsimile presentation that mimics their original publication in the 1950s.
EXOTIC ADVENTURES OF ROBERT SILVERBERG invites you to take a walk on the wild side. Experience life as a smuggler in Tangier...witness the secret sex rites of Uganda...visit a nudist paradise on the French Riviera...take a bride for the night in Kashmir...lose yourself in the opium dens of Vietnam...and much, much more in globe-trotting adventures spun entirely from the vivid imagination of one of speculative fiction's most honored voices.
EXOTIC ADVENTURES OF ROBERT SILVERBERG is available as a 118-page softcover, and as a deluxe 142-page hardcover with additional stories.
CRADLE OF THE DEEP, by Mike ChinnINVASION OF THE DEADLY BRAIN FROM ALPHA-IX, by Scott EmersonEVIDENCE OF THE MIRROR, by Herb KaudererMOTHERSHIP, by Stephen PersingHAZTHROG'S CONTEMPT, by Maxwell I. GoldPAYLOAD, by M. SternNEW LIFE, by Mark SladeRED DRAGON, by Shadrick BeechemSNACK TIME, by Franklyn SearightAMIRI, by Nicole Givens KurtzSTICKS AND STONES, by John B. RosenmanT. GIPS AND THE TIME FLIES, by Ahmed A. KhanTHE ANGRY PLANET, by DJ TyrerTHE HEART OF A HITMAN, by Rie Sheridan RoseTHE KIDNAPPED PRINCE, by Cynthia WardTHE OUTPOST, OUTSIDE, by Larry HinkleTHE VAULTS OF BAN-ERACH, by Steve DilksTOTALITY, by Andre E. HarewoodTRIPLET CROSS, by Patrick S. BakerSEA BOUND-1, by Eddie D. MooreDEFIANT, DEVIANT, DEVOID OF SOUL, by Russell HemmellTHE BLOOD RED SKY OF MARS, by Adrian ColeHORIZON, by John Gregory BetancourtSUNRISE ON MERCURY, by Robert Silverberg
The Martian Invasion! Accounts of the War of the Worlds as told from celebrity eyewitnesses all around the globe!
- Jules Verne reports on the Martian attacks on Paris
- Teddy Roosevelt, big game hunter, goes after the most dangerous game...from another world.
- Mark Twain recounts the Martians on the Mississippi.
- Jack London fights the Martians in the Yukon.
- Albert Einstein pits his great mind against the Martian overlords.
And fourteen other imaginary reports from the front lines of the War of the Worlds, including H.P. Lovecraft, Winston Churchill, Pablo Picasso, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, and others-as written by some of the greatest names in modern science fiction.
A Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy
ISSUE 45: July 2020
Lezli Robyn, Editor Martin Shoemaker, Assistant Editor\ Taylor Morris, Copyeditor Shahid Mahmud, Publisher
Stories by: Kay Kenyon. Chris Barnham, Rachelle Harp, Mike Resnick, Alex Shvartsman, Jack McDevitt, Nick DiChario, Robert Silverberg, ZZ Claybourne, Katharine Kerr
Serialization: Midnight at the Well of Souls by Jack L. Chalker
Columns by: Gregory Benford, L. Penelope
Recommended Books: Richard Chwedyk
Interview: Lezli Robyn interviews Katherinie Kerr
Galaxy's Edge is a bi-monthly magazine published by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, an award winning independent press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and old stories, a serialization of a novel, columns by L. Penelope and Gregory Benford, book recommendations by Richard Chwydyk and an interview conducted by Joy Ward.
In a world where humanity has colonized the solar system and begun to explore more of the local galaxy, a vast audience follows real-life stories presented by wealthy media mogul Duncan Chalk. To satisfy his audience's voyeuristic needs-and his own appetite for others' pain-he pairs Minner Burris, an emotionally withdrawn space explorer who was captured and freakishly surgically altered by aliens, with Lona Kelvin, a suicidal seventeen-year-old girl who donated eggs for a fertility experiment that produced one hundred babies, none of whom she has been allowed to adopt or even see. Chalk promises to solve their personal problems in return for a joint performance tour.
Though the love affair doesn't last, Chalk keeps the couple on the hook by making new offers. While Minner and Lona struggle to cope with their newfound celebrity and Chalk's broken promises, they will uncover the true nature of their manipulator-and risk everything to regain the humanity that has been stolen from them...
An early exploration of media exploitation and a deep look at freak-show entertainment on a mass scale, this novel was one of the earliest of Silverberg's mature masterworks.
"Masterful... This is a sophisticated novel, beautifully written, intelligent and insightful, with wonderful dialogue and a satisfying conclusion."
"Silverberg's brooding, post-utopian, rumination has the makings of a great science fiction novel.... A worthwhile read which rambles along a dark path... Well done."
-Science Fiction Ruminations
ISSUE 42: January 2019
Mike Resnick, EditorTaylor Morris, CopyeditorShahid Mahmud, Publisher
Stories by: Sean Patrick Hazlett, P.A. Cornell, Joe Haldeman, Robert P. Switzer, Larry Hodges, Mercedes Lackey, Tara Calaby, Liviu Surugiu, Gregory Benford, Michael A. Clark, Robert Silverberg
Columns by: Robert J. Sawyer, Gregory Benford
Interview: Joy Ward interviews Charles E. Gannon
Galaxy’s Edge is a bi-monthly magazine published by Phoenix Pick, the science fiction and fantasy imprint of Arc Manor, an award winning independent press based in Maryland. Each issue of the magazine has a mix of new and old stories, a serialization of a novel, columns by Robert J. Sawyer and Gregory Benford, book recommendations by Richard Chwydyk and an interview conducted by Joy Ward.
FROZEN HELL is an alternate version of John W. Campbell's classic tale, Who Goes There? (filmed as The Thing). Recently discovered among Campbell's papers, this version adds another 45 pages to the story. Includes a Preface by Alec Nevala-Lee, an Introduction by Robert Silverberg, and artwork by Bob Eggleton.
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