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by Robert Silverberg

  • ISBN: 0246137320
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Robert Silverberg
  • Publisher: Bantam Books; proof edition (1991)
  • ePub book: 1421 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1233 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 272

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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'

He is the author of "Lord Valentine's Castle

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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Comments

Duktilar Duktilar
I'm 60 and have been reading science fiction since discovering my father's collection as a kid. The characters and place in this waterworld story are as real as any I've ever experienced - Lawler, Kinverson, Sundira, Delagard and the rest of their village - displaced, human, flawed, sensual, fragile, courageous. I for one, loved the ending - mysterious and somehow inevitable. Maybe it's my love of the ocean that endeared me to this book, but it was also the author's vision of this world and human beings in general. Over 20 years old but not dated because it's more about the human story than technology. For me, the best science fiction is always about exploring, discovering something new and Silverberg has created that here. Like another favorite of mine, Clarke's Rendevous with Rama - I have never forgotten these people or this place. Pure escapist bliss - A++
Joni_Dep Joni_Dep
This is a different kind of book that I happened upon many years ago. I have purchased 5 or 6 copies of it as I read each one until it falls apart. It is getting harder to find hardcopies, so decided to purchase the digital just in case there comes a day when I can't find a copy to hold in my hand. The story itself is different from others I have read, but each time I am compelled to keep reading, and to try and find ore meaning to each line. An unusual, sad and poignant story that I would recommend.
Fordrellador Fordrellador
A small human population lives on an oceanic planet with only floating land masses, nothing that could support a spaceport, no humans will ever leave. They have an uneasy relationship with the native amphibious Gillies and at the story's opening the occupants of island Sorve are told they must leave.

The real gem of this novel is the strikingly dangerous native life, the ocean's red-in-tooth-and-claw life, killing on member of the departing expedition after another.

Misses five stars only because their ultimate destination, named in the title, is too mystical and vague, something about hive mind and living in accord with the planet.
Sat Sat
I couldn't put the book down, I loved the minutiae describing the various life forms and scenery on the planet, even though quite a few questions were raised as to certain concepts in the book, most of them were answered. (For instance, the Gillies were developing electricity
yet on one of the ships you could find an electromagnetic generator device that could lift a ship a few feet off the surface of the water, surely something that required electricity and a lot of it, no doubt such a generator could have been retrofitted to supply electricity to the humans, and the gillies?)

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.
Jorad Jorad
Was very good up til the very end. The ending looked liked the author ran out of ideas and just slapped on a "dorky" ending. Very disappointing ending.
Jediathain Jediathain
Absolutely one of my favorite books to read and re-read. Not just one of Silverberg's best, but one of the best I've ever read. Love this book!
Thetath Thetath
Gripping in Silverberg's usual way because even his heroes are all too human--flawed people doing their best in extreme situations. The books sags a bit in the middle, but features a masterful and mind-blowing conclusion with both metaphysical and religious implications
This is a well written and crafted story.
It takes future human history to a different world where the humans must live within the constraints of their new world,