Downward to the Earth

Robert Silverberg

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Who knoweth the spirit of men that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?  –Ecclesiastes 3:21

Okay, they did resemble elephants, it can't be denied. That led many people to underestimate the Nildoror and their obviously more fearsome commensals, the Sulidoror.

But aliens should never be judged by human standards, as the Company learned to its cost when Holman’s World, now once again known as Belzagor, was given back to the natives and the Company sent packing.

Now Edmund Gunderson, once head of the Company’s operation on this world, has come back across the galaxy to settle old scores with the Nildoror. If he can even get them to acknowledge his existence.

Downward to the Earth is a classic from the golden age of Robert Silverberg’s career in the 1970s. His homage to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, it remains as fresh and powerful today as the day it was written. Our Orb edition will have a map of Gunderson’s journey across Belzagor and a new introduction by the author.

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He had come back to Holman’s World after all. He was not sure why. Call it irresistible attraction; call it sentimentality; call it foolishness. Gundersen had never planned to revisit this place. Yet here he was, waiting for the landing, and there it was in the vision screen, close enough to grasp and squeeze in one hand, a world slightly larger than Earth, a world that had claimed the prime decade of his life, a world where he had learned things about himself that he had not really wanted to know. Now the signal light in the lounge was flashing red.

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"Robert Silverberg's versatile, skeptical intelligence controls a lavish and splendid imagination."
—Ursula K. Le Guin

"No matter if Silverberg is dealing with material that is practically straight fiction, or going way into the future…his is the hand of a master of his craft and imagination."
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Robert Silverberg

A SFWA Grand Master and the winner of five Hugo Awards and five Nebula Awards, Robert Silverberg is one of the giants of science fiction and fantasy. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife, writer Karen Haber.

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Downward to the Earth
Robert Silverberg

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Tom Doherty Associates
Orb Books
August 2012
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ISBN: 9781429942270
ISBN10: 1429942274
256 pages
$9.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Orb Books
August 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765331731
ISBN10: 076533173X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
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