“Broad, intriguing speculation on human evolution and first contact.”
“Born With the Dead” (the novella) was nominated for every major science fiction award when it was originally published in 1974, winning the Nebula and Locus awards.
The author now revisits the classic story with Australian author Damien Broderick. Broderick uses Robert Silverberg’s original novella as a starting point for a brilliant leap into the far future, widening the scope and tenor of the original story by revisiting some of its subtler implications.
“It's one of those pieces so powerful that I doubted anyone could create anything of matching strength in the same vein, but Broderick does a good job.” —Don D’Ammassa (DonDammassa.com)