Gilgamesh The King by ROBERT SILVERBERGGilgamesh The King by ROBERT SILVERBERG

Gilgamesh The King

byROBERT SILVERBERG

Paperback | May 14, 2013

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A thrilling retelling of the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh from the Hugo and Nebula Award–Winning author of Lord Valentine’s Castle.
 
Gilgamesh’s appetite for wine, women, and warfare is insatiable. As the King of Uruk, he oppresses his people and burdens his city. To temper his excesses, the gods create Enkidu, Gilgamesh’s equal, who becomes his greatest friend. Together they wander the kingdom as brothers, conquering demons until a cruel twist changes Gilgamesh’s path forever. Two parts god and one part man, Gilgamesh is mortal—a fate he now resolves to overcome, no matter what the price. And so he embarks on another journey, in pursuit of vengeance and the ultimate prize for a mortal king: eternal life.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Robert Silverberg including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.
Robert Silverberg is one of science fiction’s most beloved writers, and the author of such contemporary classics as Dying Inside, Downward to the Earth, and Lord Valentine’s Castle. He is a past president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the winner of five Nebula Awards and five Hugo Awards. In 2004 the Science...
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Title:Gilgamesh The KingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:424 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.95 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.95 inPublished:May 14, 2013Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1480418226

ISBN - 13:9781480418226

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“[Silverberg] is a master.” —Robert Jordan “[Silverberg is] the John Updike of science fiction.” —The New York Times Book Review“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.” —Los Angeles Times“Robert Silverberg is our best . . . Time and time again he has expanded the parameters of science fiction.” —The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction