By Robert Silverberg
2013 retail epub of a scifi classic
Journeying via house looking for relics from the prior, a motley workforce of explorers occurs upon an mind-blowing discovery
Graduate scholar Tom Rice is overjoyed to embark on his first deep-space archeological day trip. he's a part of a workforce from Earth, venturing out looking for artifacts from a civilization that governed the universe many millennia in the past. known as the excessive Ones, the individuals of this long-gone society left tantalizing clues approximately their historical past and tradition scattered all through area. One such clue, a “message cube” containing photos of the traditional ones, is extra fascinating than all the others mixed. it sort of feels to point that the excessive Ones aren’t extinct after all—and similar to that, Tom Rice’s archeological undertaking has develop into an intergalactic manhunt, one packed with ever-increasing hazard that would ship the explorers hurtling headlong into the best adventure—and peril—of their lives.
This book positive aspects an illustrated biography of Robert Silverberg together with infrequent photos and never-before-seen records from the author’s own collection.
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