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Sailing to Byzantium/Seven American Nights Free download º 102 ´ Sailing to Byzantium Feb 1985 Awards1986 Hugo Award Best Novella Nomination1986 Locus Poll Award Best Novella Place 21986 Nebula Award Novella Win1986 SF Chronicle Award Novella NominationSeven American Nights 1978Awards1979 Hugo Award Best Novella NominaSailing to Byzantium Feb 1985 Awards1986 Hugo Award Best Novella Nomination1986 Locus Poll Award Best Novella Pl. This little book was the tenth entry in the Tor Double series where two science fiction novellas were published back to back and you could read either by flipping the book over The pairing of Robert Silverberg's Sailing to Byzantium with Gene Wolfe's Seven American Nights makes the book an attractive prospect for these two novellas rank among the very best works of science fiction as literature Silverberg wrote Sailing to Byzantium in 1984 In this story a man from our time finds himself in a far future Earth where the sparse and utterly inexplicable population pass their time as tourists visiting re creations of famous cities from the past The nature of this strange world and his place in it is gradually revealed The emotional impact of the story is devastating for Silverberg really makes you feel the protagonist's pain and alienation Not only is the dramatic pacing excellent but the prose is excellent as well Plus it's nice that Silverberg maintains a relationship with the literary canon with his references to Yeats' famous poem Wolfe's Seven American Nights was first published in one of Damon Knight's Orbit anthologies in 1978 It is the record of an Iranian visiting a bizarre post apocalyptic America for less than honourable purposes an ironic reversal of the phenomenon of 1960s hippies visiting the Middle East for drug tourism The novella contains the hallmarks of Wolfe's finest writing unreliable narration casual revelations fantastic world building the perpetual feeling that the reader isn't getting the whole story and an ending that shows that all the plot's secrets were really right there in the text all alongInexpensive used copies of this Tor Double abound so you're not taking much of a risk However the stories can be found elsewhere and those collections might interest fans of the genre Sailing to Byzantium has been widely anthologized and it might be best to read it in the eponymous collection of Silverberg novellas as the other material there is entertaining Seven American Nights is the last story in the Wolfe collection The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories sic

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Ace 21986 Nebula Award Novella Win1986 SF Chronicle Award Novella NominationSeven American Nights 1978Awards1979. Seven American Nights Was the first one i read It is a sad story of a future America that is on the way down The Americans have experienced a environmental catastrophe that leaves them disfigured at birth The main character is a middle eastern man who falls in lust with an American actress Overall the tone is dark One can not help but find parallels with the current problem in America Sailing to Byzantium fortunately is not so sad While the main character can not remember what happened prior to coming to a time far in the future it is a love story than a the wholesale night mare of 7 nights

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Sailing to Byzantium Seven American NightsHugo Award Best Novella Nomination1979 Locus Poll Award Best Novella Place 31979 Nebula Award Novella Nominatio. Gene Wolfe Seven American Nights     An alienvisitorstranger story about a wealthy Iranian tourist visiting a future North American that has suffered genetic disaster through overuse of agrcultural chemicals The former US is reduced to a primitive level of pre combustion engine existence      He is told “This is a republic of hideousness as you have no doubt already seen Our national symbol is supposed to be an extinct eagle; it is in fact the nightmare”     As readers we should keep in mind the admonitory advice of critic Peter Wright as the majority of critics and reviewers who have approached his oeuvre would admit Gene Wolfe is a complex and wily writer ambiguous subtle and playful His fiction is intricately wrought densely allusive and conceptually elusive; it encourages misreadings demands thoughtful reflection and is able to involve the reader in labyrinthine possibilities forinterpretation Attending Daedalus 2003