Intelligent, inventive, and visionary - Needle in a Timestack is a short story collection that showcases Robert Silverberg at his very best!
Needle in a Timestack is Robert Silverberg at his very best - intelligent, inventive, and visionary. This collection showcases his talent for thought-provoking science fiction, ranging in themes from time travel to space travel, the media to mortality.
In the titular story - under development as a feature film by Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley - a jealous ex-husband warps time in a vindictive attempt to destroy his former wife's new marriage. Thirty-one identical sons have a shocking surprise for their mother in "There Was an Old Woman". The prophetic "The Pain Peddlers" depicts reality TV in a way that allows viewers to revel in a voyeuristic, adrenaline-fueled rush. Also included are Silverberg's Hugo Award-winning "Enter a Soldier. Later: Enter Another", and the Locus Award winner "The Secret Sharer", a Joseph Conrad-inspired tale of a ship captain drawn into a strange alliance with a stowaway.
Where Silverberg goes today, science fiction will follow tomorrow
When Silverberg is at the top of his form, no one is better
Robert Silverberg's versatile, sceptical intelligence controls a lavish and splendid imagination
One of the most imaginative and versatile writers ever to have been involved with SF - The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction