Originally Posted by J-Sun
I'm curious myself - I read those recently so I might even remember what you'd be talking about.
You shouldn't be disappointed. Saw from the Hauls thread that you'd also picked up Silverberg's The Stochastic Man
- very solid book. Sometimes Silverberg's books start great for me but don't always fulfill their promise. IIRC, that one held steady.
Having just finished my first S&S collection of Leiber i can see why he is so highly rated, why those characters,their series are such classics in the field. They reminded why i love certain different fantasy stories. The best stories were in that collection so imaginative,picturesque,witty and still have S&S hardcore feel. Made me think it was reading like if Vance or Zelazny Dying Earth or Amber was written in S&S subgenre.
Speaking about The Stochastic Man
, it was an impulse buy because the book sounded like the smart SF i like. I have Downward book you read recently of Silverberg and the library has only his science fantasy series. I want to try Silverberg with a stand alone SF book. Convince who he is as a writer with this bookl