Monday, April 30, 2012

Chalice of Death: Three Novels of Mystery In Space - Robert Silverberg

An omnibus of three good SF novels from the Ace double days.

Chalice of Death : The Chalice of Death - Robert Silverberg
Chalice of Death : Starhaven - Robert Silverberg
Chalice of Death : Shadow on the Stars - Robert Silverberg

One of the few remaining humans is working as an hereditary advisor to an alien monarch - The Chalice could confer immortality - but actually holds the key (and people) for a human revival. Which leads to some spy and space war trickery fun.

3.5 out of 5

A far off Earth colony under threat of alien invasion in the next few years sends a one man envoy to Earth. Only to find them staid and completely toothless, in fact on the verge of being taken over by a nearby colony.

A nice stable society has left one group of advanced scholars time to tinker. So much so, they have come up with a time travel device. Which can be handy for outwitting your enemies by looping yourself through multiple timelines and having several of you. Or shifting enemy fleets to no longer be a problem.

3.5 out of 5

A far off Earth colony under threat of alien invasion in the next few years sends a one man envoy to Earth. Only to find them staid and completely toothless, in fact on the verge of being taken over by a nearby colony.

A nice stable society has left one group of advanced scholars time to tinker. So much so, they have come up with a time travel device. Which can be handy for outwitting your enemies by looping yourself through multiple timelines and having several of you. Or shifting enemy fleets to no longer be a problem.

3.5 out of 5



4.5 out of 5

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