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2" non-yellowing library tape reinforcing spine. Tight and almost square with flat spine; spine has 2 raised wrinkles - as printed.
After an initial explosion of output in the mid to late fifties (he won a Hugo for "best new author" in 1956) , Silverberg slowed down when the magazine market shrank, and took on other projects including history books for a few years. In the late sixties, he became noticed for a more mature, artistic style, garnering Hugo & Nebula nominations for his 1967 novel Thorns and the magazine version of "Hawksbill Station," and then winning a Hugo for "Nightwings" and a handful of Nebula awards for short works plus the novel A Time of Changes.
A collection of related novelets from Galaxy - this is essentially an uncredited serial: the last 4 appeared in consecutive (bimonthly) issues from December 1965 to June 1966.
The Vorsters worshiped the little blue lights that symbolized the infinite power of the atom. Noel Vorst, founder of the Vorsters, became a god, and technology a religion. Others held out believing in the wonder that is man - in his ability to adapt to the miracle of the universe and become one with it. This 1967 fix-up/collection is one of the books that marked the "new" period of the prolific Silverberg: more daring, artistic, creative.