The Man in the Maze

Robert Silverberg
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Blast from the past


I remember being impressed by Robert Silverberg as a teenager, reading the pulp mags. I was impressed again as a young adult by Lord Valentine's Castle and the Majipoor Chronicles, and Up the Line -- the best time travel book I'd read to that point. Now, I read this, at a much more advanced age, and -- it's marvellous! 4 stars because there's a faint element of woman as object, but this book has aged VERY well. There's hardly an anachronistic element, and in fact his invented technologies are remarkably close to what we envision now as being future-feasible. I think it's time for a re-read of the Old Master.