The Secret Sharer and Other Stories

By Robert Silverberg
Read by Robertson Dean

5.87 Hours 01/01/2003 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781470891190

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These three haunting tales by science fiction master Robert Silverberg creatively explore the idea of faith and its place in the future of humankind. In the Nebula-winning short story “Good News from the Vatican,” the world awaits the announcement of the next elected pope. Among the candidates is a robot cardinal. “Every era gets the pope they deserve,” observes a bishop. In “The Secret Sharer,” a young, untested officer is put in command of a large starship carrying passengers in the form of digitized matrices. The novella We Are for the Dark is the story of the Lord Magistrate, a high ranking official of the Order, sent to the outer provinces of the galaxy to ensure that all is in the control of the Master. As he drifts further from the center of his civilization, he finds himself losing his grasp on his ideals, identity, and religion.

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Summary

Summary

These three haunting tales by science fiction master Robert Silverberg creatively explore the idea of faith and its place in the future of humankind.

In the Nebula-winning short story “Good News from the Vatican,” the world awaits the announcement of the next elected pope. Among the candidates is a robot cardinal. “Every era gets the pope they deserve,” observes a bishop.

In “The Secret Sharer,” a young, untested officer is put in command of a large starship carrying passengers in the form of digitized matrices.

The novella We Are for the Dark is the story of the Lord Magistrate, a high ranking official of the Order, sent to the outer provinces of the galaxy to ensure that all is in the control of the Master. As he drifts further from the center of his civilization, he finds himself losing his grasp on his ideals, identity, and religion.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Robertson Dean’s smooth bass voice lends itself beautifully to these three science-fiction tales, setting a tone that deepens the sense of wonder created by author Robert Silverberg.” AudioFile
“Robertson Dean’s smooth bass voice lends itself beautifully to these three science-fiction tales.”  AudioFile
“Robertson Dean’s deep baritone reflects his stage training. He is an excellent reader, and his narration, combined with the compelling story ideas, adds to these novellas.” Audiobookstoday.com
“All three stories offer more than just entertainment, and will have you asking profound questions about the nature of your own existence…I highly recommend this original collection, especially to those more astute listeners tired of the same old thing.” Jonathon Love, audiobook reviewer

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Author Bio: Robert Silverberg

Robert Silverberg’s first published story appeared in 1954 when he was a sophomore at Columbia University. Since then, he has won the prestigious Nebula Award five times and the Hugo Award five times. He has been nominated for both awards more times than any other writer. In 1999 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and in 2004 the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America gave him their Grand Master Award for career achievement. He remains one of the most imaginative and versatile writers in science fiction.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 5.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English