History Creator / RobertSilverberg

30th Jan '18 8:30:59 PM Omeganian
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* WeightLossHorror: In "The Silver Chancellor", a family purchases a RobotMaid to oversee their diet. It does its job a bit too well, so they try to adjust its programming and [[FromBadToWorse short something out]].

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* WeightLossHorror: In "The Silver Iron Chancellor", a family purchases a RobotMaid to oversee their diet. It does its job a bit too well, so they try to adjust its programming and [[FromBadToWorse short something out]].
30th Jan '18 11:21:18 AM HeroGal2347
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* WeightLossHorror: In "The Silver Chancellor", a family purchases a RobotMaid to oversee their diet. It does its job a bit too well, so they try to adjust its programming and [[FromBadToWorse short something out]].
27th Nov '17 4:19:09 PM nombretomado
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Starting his career in the 1950s, Silverberg was an instant hit, earning a special {{Hugo|Award}} for Best New Writer. During this period, he was tremendously prolific, using several pen-names, including David Osborne and Calvin M. Knox, as well as his own name. He also regularly collaborated with Creator/RandallGarrett; the two usually published as "Robert Randall".

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Starting his career in the 1950s, Silverberg was an instant hit, earning a special {{Hugo|Award}} Hugo for Best New Writer. During this period, he was tremendously prolific, using several pen-names, including David Osborne and Calvin M. Knox, as well as his own name. He also regularly collaborated with Creator/RandallGarrett; the two usually published as "Robert Randall".
22nd Sep '17 2:48:56 PM FordPrefect
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* NonSequiturCausality: In the short story "Needle In A Timestack", time travel is common for holidays, so minor changes (your car was a grey Toyota, now it's a silver BMW) are just "the little annoyances of modern life". Unless your wife's ex-boyfriend is trying to undo your marriage.

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* NonSequiturCausality: In the short story "Needle In A Timestack", time travel is common for holidays, so minor changes (your car was a grey Toyota, now it's a silver BMW) are just "the little annoyances of modern life". Unless your wife's ex-boyfriend first husband is trying to undo your marriage.his divorce.
11th Apr '17 5:08:56 PM Golondrina
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* LesCollaborateurs: In ''Literature/TheAlienYears'', a computer geek works for invading aliens because it gets him laid.



* JapanTakesOverTheWorld:''Hot Sky At Midnight'' has a dystopian future where the Earth's climate has been damaged beyond all repair, two Japanese mega-corps have taken over the world economy and are battling for supremacy: Samurai Industries, based out of Tokyo, and Kyocera-Merck, based out of Kyoto. Most workers are stuck in their company, hoping for a job that has "slope" to a better grade (as in, pay grade). Positions within the company hierarchy are highly stratified, with one's level of clearance determined by position; asking questions beyond your grade is bad for your career health. These positions are known as "Salaryman X", with X being a number (a lower number means a higher rank). Interestingly, just having a "Japanese" name, or being part Japanese, does not guarantee any favourable position; only the "purest" and most dedicated are worthy to ascend the ranks.
* LesCollaborateurs: In ''Literature/TheAlienYears'', a computer geek works for invading aliens because it gets him laid.

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* JapanTakesOverTheWorld:''Hot JapanTakesOverTheWorld: ''Hot Sky At Midnight'' has a dystopian future where the Earth's climate has been damaged beyond all repair, two Japanese mega-corps have taken over the world economy and are battling for supremacy: Samurai Industries, based out of Tokyo, and Kyocera-Merck, based out of Kyoto. Most workers are stuck in their company, hoping for a job that has "slope" to a better grade (as in, pay grade). Positions within the company hierarchy are highly stratified, with one's level of clearance determined by position; asking questions beyond your grade is bad for your career health. These positions are known as "Salaryman X", with X being a number (a lower number means a higher rank). Interestingly, just having a "Japanese" name, or being part Japanese, does not guarantee any favourable position; only the "purest" and most dedicated are worthy to ascend the ranks.
* LesCollaborateurs: In ''Literature/TheAlienYears'', a computer geek works for invading aliens because it gets him laid.
ranks.
6th Dec '16 12:44:58 AM JustTroper
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* ExtraDigits: In ''Across A Billion Years'', the protagonist's LoveInterest Jan Mortenson has six toes on both feet, 40 teeth, and some other minor differences from humans due to being a half-blood (three-quarters human and one quarter alien). The protagonist sees this as a CharmPoint.
10th Oct '16 12:07:17 PM DavidCowie
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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: In''The Book Of Skulls'', four friends somehow hear about a cult that offers immortality: applicants must be in groups of four, one of whom must commit suicide, and one of whom must be murdered by the others. The survivors get to live forever. Or so they've heard.
3rd Jul '16 12:34:27 AM PaulA
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* ByzantineEmpire: The protagonist and other major characters in ''Up the Line'' are Time Couriers who specialize in giving tours throughout said Empire's history. Most of the plot occurs in or near Byzantium (in various times), and native Byzantines play key roles in the plot at several points.
2nd Jul '16 11:12:47 PM Seanette
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* ByzantineEmpire: The protagonist and other major characters in ''Up the Line'' are Time Couriers who specialize in giving tours throughout said Empire's history. Most of the plot occurs in or near Byzantium (in various times), and native Byzantines play key roles in the plot at several points.
28th Jan '16 6:11:31 PM PaulA
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After briefly retiring in the mid-seventies for health and personal reasons, Silverberg returned in 1980 with his smash hit, ''Lord Valentine's Castle'', the first book of the ''Literature/MajipoorSeries'', which now has over half a dozen novels and many short stories. He continues to write a wide variety of SF. In 2004, he was named a {{SFWA Grand Master|Award}}.

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After briefly retiring in the mid-seventies for health and personal reasons, Silverberg returned in 1980 with his smash hit, ''Lord Valentine's Castle'', the first book of the ''Literature/MajipoorSeries'', which now has over half a dozen novels and many short stories. He continues to write a wide variety of SF. In 2004, he was named a {{SFWA [[UsefulNotes/DamonKnightMemorialGrandMasterAward SFWA Grand Master|Award}}.
Master]].
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