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Sailing To Byzantium

Robert Silverberg

Published by Underwood-Miller, 1985
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Limited Signed Edition. This copy is #2 of 250 signed and numbered copies and comes directly from the library of Chuck Miller, publisher (Underwood probably has #1) and is signed on the limitation page by Robert Silverberg! Beautiful Red bound book with spine stamped in gold and Jacket art by Ned Dameron all in a silver suede covered slipcase. Book, dustjacket and slipcase all as new. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: In his illustrious forty-five-year career as a novelist and author of short fiction, Robert Silverberg has belonged in the company of the best writers of the twentieth century. In this extraordinary Nebula Award-winning story, Silverberg builds on a literary allusion from Yeats to create a complex science fiction scenario of worlds lost and dreams fulfilled. It is the fiftieth century on Earth, and ancient historical cities such as Byzantine Constantinople can now be created on a whim for visiting tourists. Charles Philip, a man from the twentieth century struggling to find his way home, finds himself fascinated with this strange new world. But beneath the surface fantasies, things are not as they seem.

From the Back Cover: Their hotel was beautifully situated, high on the northern slope of the huge artificial mound known as the Paneuim that was sacred to the goat-fed God. From here they had a total view of the city: the wind noble Boulevards, the soaring obelisks and monuments, the palace of Hadrian just below the hill, the stately and awesome Library, the temple of Poseidon, the teeming marketplace, the royal lodge that Mark Antony had built after his defeat at Actium. And of course the Lighthouse, the wondrous many-windowed Lighthouse, the seventh wonder of the world, that immense pile of marble and limestone rising in majesty at the end of its mile-long causeway. Black smoke from the beacon-fire at its summit curled lazily into the sky. The city was awakening.

It looked like the past, on Earth. But times had changed... and changed... and changed.

There were ghosts and chimeras and phantasies everywhere about. Two slim elegant centaurs, a male and a female, grazed on the hillside. A burly thick-thighed swordsman appeared on the porch of the temple of Poseidon holding a Gorgon's severed head and waved it in a wide arc, grinning broadly. In the street below the hotel gate three small pink sphinxes, no bigger than housecats, stretched and yawned and began to prowl the curbside. A larger one, lion-sized, watched warily from an alleyway: their mother, surely. Even at this distance he could hear her loud purring Sailing to Byzantium received the 1985 Nebula award for science fiction novella.

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Title: Sailing To Byzantium
Publisher: Underwood-Miller
Publication Date: 1985
Binding: Hardcover
Illustrator: Ned Dameron
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition

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