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Home Robert Silverberg The Face of the Waters. The distant world known as Hydros is a vast planetary sphere covered entirely by water, its surface broken only by the occasional appearance of artificially created islands.
Home Robert Silverberg The Face of the Waters. Populated largely by a vast array of intelligent amphibious species, with a small contingent of humans added to the mix, it serves as the setting for Robert Silverberg's magisterial novel, The Face of the Waters. It is a setting worthy of the man who gave us Majipoor and other indelible creations. The story begins in 2450, at which point Earth is little more than a distant memory.
List of the published work of Robert Silverberg . The Face of the Waters Bantam (1991). The South Pole: A Book to Begin On (1968, as Lee Sebastian). Stormy Voyager (1968).
List of the published work of Robert Silverberg, American science fiction author. This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. Writing as "Calvin M. Knox", Silverberg provided "En Route to Earth", the cover story on the August 1957 issue of Science Fiction Quarterly. Silverberg's "The Fight with the Gorgon" took the cover of the October 1958 issue of Super-Science Fiction. ISBN 0-553-07592-6, Grafton (1991). ISBN 0-246-13718-5, Bantam (1992). Ghost Towns of the American West (1968).
Like any other Robert Silverberg book, The Face Of The Waters follows a somewhat original idea in a plot that seems to be too many stories shoved into one book
Like any other Robert Silverberg book, The Face Of The Waters follows a somewhat original idea in a plot that seems to be too many stories shoved into one book. Oh, and a whole lot of sex. On an alien planet called Hydros, a small community of humans are forced to set sail for new land by the native 'Gillies'
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Fortunately, Silverberg’s descriptive talents are just as able to give us complete portraits of our human crew as they are of the alien seas. Looking online, it seems there are roughly two divided opinions on Face of the Waters.
Fortunately, Silverberg’s descriptive talents are just as able to give us complete portraits of our human crew as they are of the alien seas. This begins by giving us an intense view of the life of humans on Hydros, existing only at the sufferance of the alien gillies with barely any resources in small, insular communities. Those who found the book too slow, both on an emotional, and on a progressive level, and those who just relaxed and revelled in the whole experience.
Robert Silverberg (Author). The end of the book however was somewhat disappointing, as was the people written off on the course of the journey. a Writer has all the right in the world to kill off characters as they want, but sometimes the choices don't make a lot of sense to the reader. That said, in general, a good book. Especially if you are one of those people who went to see Avatar the second time solely to look at the alien life and scenery, not so much the story.
The Face of the Waters. Publisher: Grafton Books, 1991. Author: Robert Silverberg. Silverberg, winner of four Hugos and five Nebulas, presents a riveting tale of an epic voyage of survival in a hostile environment. On the watery world of Hydros, humans live on artificial islands and keep an uneasy peace with the native race of amphibians. When a group of humans angers their alien hosts, they are exiled-set adrift on the planet’s vast and violent sea. Contents. The Face of the Waters. by Robert Silverberg1.
Robert Silverberg was born in 1935 and began to write while studying for his BA at Columbia University. He is one of the most prolific of all SF writers and among his many fine novels are Dying Inside, The Book of Skulls, A Time of Changes and Lord Valentine's Castle. Библиографические данные. The Face of the Waters Gateway Essentials.
Robert Silverberg's novel, The Face of the Waters, is one of his better novels. The books sags a bit in the middle, but features a masterful and mind-blowing conclusion with both metaphysical and religious implications. Great Book! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 22 years ago. I believe that the soul of the novel lies not in the characters themselves, but in their reactions to the situations presented. If I were to pick one character which Silverberg has developed, it would be the Doctor. He is pretty much the only character that Silverberg chooses to develop well, but this does not detract from the novel.
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