Son of Man
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 225 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 June 2008|
Clay is a man from the 20th Century who is somehow caught up in a time-flux and transported into a distant future. The earth and the life on it have changed beyond recognition. Even the human race has evolved into many different forms, now co-existing on the planet. The seemingly omnipotent Skimmers, the tyrannosaur-like Eaters, the sedentary Awaiters, the squid-like Breathers, the Interceders, the Destroyers - all of these are "Sons of Man". Befriended and besexed by the Skimmers, Clay goes on a journey which takes him around the future earth and into the depths of his own soul. He is human, but what does that mean?
About the Author
Robert Silverberg has been writing science fiction for fifty years. Among his many books are such novels as Dying Inside, Lord Valentine's Castle, The Book Of Skulls, and Nightwings, and he has had more than five hundred short stories published as well. He is a five-time winner of both the Nebula award and the Hugo award. In 2004 he was awarded the Grand Master Nebula of the Science Fiction Writers of America, science fiction's highest honor.
"I found a wonderful SF classic - Silverberg's Son of Man (1971) - that is being reissued by Pyr Books this summer. This is definitely not Silverberg's most popular work but it may very well be one of his best. So those of you who are looking to sample some of the "good stuff" from almost 40 years ago can check this out. It's about a man who is transported to a future Earth where everything is changed beyond his recognition..." -- Barnes & Noble Book Clubs, Fantasy & Science Fiction moderator, Sept. 15, 2008, in selecting Son of Man as one of three October 2008 Book Club reads! "As an example of New Wave writing, Son of Man is as good an example as can be found, displaying clarity as well as breadth. A fascinating experiment, historically relevant in the history of the genre." - -St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis, MO, January 11 2009 "Read Son of Man as an exercise in expansion of the ol' brain cells; your intellect will love you for it!" --AstroGuyz.com, January 7, 2009
|Publisher: ||Prometheus Books|
|Dimensions: ||22.66 x 15.75 x 1.19 centimetres (0.32 kg)|