Tag: Robert Silverberg

Short Story Review: “New Spring”

“New Spring” The Wheel of Time series By Robert Jordan Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg “New Spring” is a prequel story to Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time series. Lan, crown prince to the dead kingdom Malkier, travels through the Borderlands, on a journey to defeat the terrible Blight which ravished his homeland. …

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Short Story Review: “The Wood Boy”

“The Wood Boy” The Riftwar Saga series By Raymond E. Feist Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg While war rocks the planet of Midkemia, a young boy wanders into a camp of soldiers pulling a sled laden with two bodies. He introduces himself as Dirk, and tells the story of a Tsurani invasion at …

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Short Story Review: “Runner of Pern”

“Runner of Pern” Pern series By Anne McCaffrey Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg “Runner of Pern” follows a young girl named Tenna as she runs in the steps of her ancestors as a courier on the planet Pern. While running a message from one settlement to another, she is accidently forced off the …

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Short Story Review: “The Burning Man”

“The Burning Man” Memory, Sorrow and Thorn series By Tad Williams Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg Told from the point-of-view of Breda, stepdaughter to Sulis, the Heron King of Erkynland, “The Burning Man” takes place several hundred years before the events of Tad Williams’ Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy. An old woman, Breda …

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Short Story Review: “The Hedge Knight”

“The Hedge Knight” A Song of Ice and Fire series By George R. R. Martin Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg “The Hedge Knight” is a prelude to George R. R. Martin’s acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire. Set a hundred years before the first novel in the series, “The Hedge Knight” …

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Short Story Review: “Dragonfly”

“Dragonfly” Earthsea series By Ursula K. Le Guin Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg Set on the island world of Earthsea, “Dragonfly” follows a young girl as she seeks to discover her true self. Dragonfly, born to one of four heirs to the domain of Iria on the island of Way, wishes to discover …

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Short Story Review: “The Seventh Shrine”

“The Seventh Shrine” Majipoor series By Robert Silverberg Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg Set on the planet Majipoor, “The Seventh Shrine” follows Pontifex Valentine, human ruler of Majipoor, as he investigates the murder of an alien archaeologist at a government-sponsored dig. The team of archaeologists have been tasked to uncover and restore an …

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Short Story Review: “Grinning Man”

“Grinning Man” Tales of Alvin Maker series By Orson Scott Card Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg “Grinning Man” tells the tale of an encounter of Alvin Maker and his ward, Arthur Stuart, with the legendary Davy Crockett in an alternate version of American history. As Alvin and Arthur travel through eastern Kenituck, they …

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Short Story Review: “Debt of Bones”

“Debt of Bones” The Sword of Truth series By Terry Goodkind Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg The war between D’Hara and the Midlands has become desperate when the First Wizard Zeddicus Zu’l Zorander discovers a way to end the fighting. Meanwhile, Abby, a refugee from one of the outer villages comes to the …

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Short Story Review: “The Sea and Little Fishes”

“The Sea and Little Fishes” Discworld series By Terry Pratchett Collected in Legends Edited by Robert Silverberg The magical trials are coming up, and Granny Weatherwax is the clear favorite to win, as she does every year. When a group of prominent witches band together to convince her not to compete, Granny decides to play …

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