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Unfamiliar Territory - a collection of stories from Robert Silverberg's artistic renaissance of the late Sixties/early Seventies. 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." In 1971 he moved to California, reduced his novel output and wrote mainly short fiction, taking time for as many revisions as needed. These are the output of an author at the top of his form, writing as he chooses and stretching the definitions of SF - he called the stories of this period (collected in this collection and Capricorn Games) "strange and playful pieces." "Good News from the Vatican" won the 1971 Nebula Award for best short story, and "When We Went to See the End of the World" was a Nebula nominee the year after.
Caught in the Organ Draft
All stories are from 1971 to 1973 - all from original anthologies Nova 2, Bad Moon Rising, Universe 1, 2 & 3, Strange Bedfellows, Infinity 2, 3 & 4, Saving Worlds, And Now Walk Gently Through the Fire and Eros In Orbit.