The Roman Empire never fell. Driven by political ambition and internal dissent, thrown into turmoil by rebellion and civil war, it changed and adapted, but it never fell. The balance of power between Byzantium in the east and Rome in the west ebbed and flowed, but the Empire never fell. And it continued to expand, taking in the New World, while still dominating the old.
This ambitious and accomplished novel explores fifteen hundred years of alternate Roman history through the very human stories of some of those who lived through it: the soldier encountering the exoticism of the New World for the first time; the minor official exiled to Arabia for some misdemeanour whose meeting with a religious fanatic may have changed the course of history; the military hero seizing his destiny; the innocent British aristocrat witnessing the destruction of the royal family; the children who find the last emperor in a decaying wood are all vividly and memorably portrayed. Roma Eterna takes it's place among the great alternate histories.About the Author:
Robert Silverberg (1935 - ) Robert Silverberg has been a professional writer since 1955, widely known for his science fiction and fantasy stories. He is a many-time winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards, was named to the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 1999, and in 2004 was designated as a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America. His books and stories have been translated into forty languages. Among his best known titles are Nightwings, Dying Inside, The Book Of Skulls, and the three volumes of the Majipoor Cycle: Lord Valentine's Castle, Majipoor Chronicles and Valentine Pontifex. His collected short stories, covering nearly sixty years of work, are being published in nine volumes by SF Gateway and Subterranean Press. His most recent book is Tales Of Majipoor (2013), a new collection of stories set on the giant world made famous in Lord Valentine's Castle. He and his wife Karen and an assorted population of cats, live in the San Francisco Bay Area in a sprawling house surrounded by exotic plants.
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Descripción Gollancz, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Ex-Library Book. Has usual library markings and stamps inside. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0002452854
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Descripción Gollancz 21/08/2003, 2003. Estado de conservación: used-good. GREAT BOOK IN GOOD OR BETTER CONDITION, NORMALLY SENT SAME DAY FROM WAREHOUSE. Nº de ref. de la librería 9053-9780575073531
Descripción GOLLANCZ, LONDON, 2003. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. EMMA WALLACE(JACKET ART) Ilustrador. First Edition. Science Fiction. Alternate history novel. 385 Pages. The Roman Empire never fell. It has waxed and waned in power, between the competing captials of Constantinopolis in the east and Roma in the west. The empire has continued to expand and has encountered the new world, while still dominating the old. Fifteen hundred years of Roman history is told through the human stories of some who lived it. Ex-library copy. Clear plastic protective cover over dust jacket. Residue of issuing form and library sticker on front endpaper. Slight stress on internal binding affecting the pages up to the copyright page. All pages secure. Strong binding overall. Clean, tight pages. Pages are lightly tanned. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ex-Library. Nº de ref. de la librería 009455