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Sort order. Jan 10, Joseph rated it really liked it Shelves: short-story-collection , science-fiction , novella-collection , the-nature-of-reality , reading-list. A "collection" of three stories of varying lengths a novelette? My first Silverberg book. He's a good writer, and I will definitely read some of his novels.pavibeton.com/includes/23/2707.html
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There were some interesting ideas explored here but nothing really blew me away. Well worth the read, though. Jun 19, Gr rated it it was amazing Shelves: existential , novella , sci-fi , short-stories , spirituality , suspense. Aug 16, Fantasy Literature rated it really liked it. The title is a little misleading, I think. There are only three selections included, and only one is a short story.
The other two seem to be novellas. Jul 18, James Hurley rated it really liked it. The title story and the last story on Robot Pope are dated and not his best work at all. However, the middle story, We are for the Dark, is one of his good works, and worth the read. It is classic Silverberg and very well done. Patrick rated it really liked it Feb 19, Giansar rated it really liked it Apr 21, Tim Tucker rated it liked it Oct 02, William Powell rated it liked it Dec 01, Daniel rated it really liked it Apr 20, Colin Flanigan rated it really liked it Apr 25, Mor rated it really liked it Sep 25, Michaela rated it really liked it Jun 19, Vivek Parmar rated it liked it Apr 12, Jill added it Aug 16, Lisa added it Nov 09, Davide Valecchi added it Nov 19, BookDB marked it as to-read Oct 01, Mark Gaulton marked it as to-read Aug 22, Fullcycle marked it as to-read Apr 17, John Yeah added it Sep 10, Yenni marked it as to-read Jan 02, Michael added it Feb 23, David Lomas marked it as to-read Jun 26, Ben Fraser added it Jul 02, Scott added it Jul 15, Chelsae marked it as to-read Jul 28,